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Arjuna

character from Indian epic Mahabharata

Arjuna is the main character of the Indian epic Mahabharata. He plays a main role in the Bhagavad Gita alongside Krishna. It is believed that Arjuna was best archer in the world at their time. He was the third of the Pandava brothers. He was married to Draupadi, Ulupi, Chitrāngadā and Subhadra (Krishna's and Balarama's sister). His children included Srutakarma, Iravan, Babruvahana, and Abhimanyu.[1]

Arjuna
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ChildrenSrutakarma (from draupadi), Abhimanyu (from subhadra), Iravan from (Ulupi) & Babruvahana from (Chitrāngadā)
RelativesPandavas,Vali : (brothers) ; Krishna,Balarama : (cousins) ; Kunti,Pandu,Indra : Parents

Arjuna was trained in religion, science, administration and military arts by Bhishma, his granduncle.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mahadeva praising Arjuna".
  2. Johnson, W. J (2009). "A Dictionary of Hinduism". Oxford Reference. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acref/9780198610250.001.0001. (subscription or UK public library membership required)