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ARJUNA

The son of Kunti and Indra. Arjuna was Pandava brother number three, known as the peerless archer.

Arjuna won Draupadi at her own hook-a-duck swayamvara by shooting a moving fish through the eye with an arrow from 100 paces, but his mum told him to share the prize with his four brothers. We've all been there.

This led to much trouble as Yudhistira, Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva were all either compulsive gamblers, hot heads or war mongers, and Arjuna, whom Draupadi loved deeply, was quite a prize himself but just couldn't say no to the fairer sex. He was married forty one times to mortals, Gods and even his own cousin Subhadra so it's not hard to see why Draupadi was always on edge.

Arjuna once questioned Rama as to why he was putting his trust in a bunch of monkeys and suggested building a bridge of arrows was the best way to make it to Lanka. Hanuman turned up in the guise of the worlds smallest monkey and smashed the bridges down with minimal fuss everytime Arjuna tried to build one. This turned Arjuna into a manic depressive but all was forgiven and forgotten once Hanuman apologized and he became Arjuna's chief charriot engineer.

Revelling in the defeat of the bad guys, Arjuna killed his brother Kamsa, though he didn't realise they had family ties at the time, and once flew into a blind rage after the kidknapp and murder of his son Abhimanyu. By the time he came to his senses an entire Akshauhini of soldiers lay dead before him - he had single-handedly killed the lot in a single day.

Having faced many bloody battles, performed the Asvamedha Yagna, and done the customery world tour, Arjuna and the rest of the Pandavas took leave of the mortal world and retired to the old folks home in the Himilayas.
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'ARJUNA' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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