Arjuna

Hindu - A warrior-hero of the Mahabharata. One of the 5 Pandava brothers. Son of Indra and Kunti. Husband of Draupadi. Father of Abhimanyu by Subhadra. Father of Babhru-Vahana. By Chitrangada. Father of Iravat by Ulupi. Arjuna was betrothed to Draupadi but when her father believed that Arjuna was dead, he organised an archery contest between her other suitors for his daughter's hand. The contest, and the hand of Draupadi, was won by a hermit who turned out to be Arjuna, who had merely been in hiding. In the battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, Shiva acted as charioteer to Arjuna. In one story he was accidentally killed by his own son, Babhru-Vahana, but was restored to life with the magic jewel given to Babhru-Vahana by Ulupi. In some stories he is described as an incarnation of Indra or Vishnu. On occassion, identified as Arjuna, Nara, Nara, Javanese Janaka or Javanese Janaka.

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