Arjuna Chitrangada Episode

Arjuna meets Chitravahana and marries his daughter Chitrangada

Marriage with Chitrangada was when Arjuna reached Manipur Palace. He found daughter of Chitravahana as wonderfully beautiful and falls in her love. Because of his handsome nature, the king allowed marriage of Chitrangada to Arjuna, but she lived in Manipur only. This was due to the wish of Draupadi, that she will remain the only wife of Pandavas in the palace of Indraprastha, as well as of Chitrvahana, since he had her as the only child. Later Arjuna visited five tanks of Manipur and rescues Varga. From Chitrangada, sprang one son for Arjuna, named Babrubahan. Afterwards in Mahabharata, a fierce battle took place between Arjuna and Babrubahan. 

Arjuna Chitrangada

After departing from Ulupi, Arjuna went to the eastern side. Crossing Kalinga and Mahendra giri, Vanga and different regions, he reached Manipura to the palace of Chitravahana. He finds his only daughter, Chitrangada and finding her auspicious beauty, in Arjuna Vanavas parva, Falguna desires to marry her. When he reached the king with the proposal, the king narrates him a story about the austerities of his ancestors and the boon of Shiva to him. According to the boon, everyone of them will have only one child, but none will remain fruitless. King Chitravahana is entrusted with only one child and that one is a lady, named Chitrangada.

Since, she is the only child, the king brought up her in the style of a boy and he cannot leave her after marriage. If then also, Dhananjaya desires to marry her, he have no objection to that. Arjuna agrees to what king said and married Chitrangada. After spending a full three years in the palace, Arjuna takes leave from the palace.

Arjuna then moved towards the ocean and reached a place with five tanks, surrounding which many rishis and saints remain assembled and gives oblation to the Homa fire. Arjuna found that the tanks are very much auspicious, but none of the rishis even make their ablutions in the water. Finding that, he asked the sages, who answered that the water contains crocodiles that drags inside the human. Understanding the danger, the tiger among men, Jishnu, just returning from the abode of Chitrangada, gave a drive to the tanks. As soon as he did that, a crocodile of huge size tried to drag him by legs.

Arjuna, the fearless one with enormous power dragged out the crocodile out of water with his long trunk like hands. As soon as he did the feat, the crocodile turned into a damsel, who pronounced her name as Varga. She narrated that, she and her four friends, all of whom were Apsaras of the celestials, were cursed for their act of disturbing a beautiful looking saint, of immeasurable energy and ascetic power. As a remedy to the curse, they were announced that Dhananjaya would bring them out from the tank and that will relief them. Henceforth the place will be known as Nari-Tirtha. Arjuna then drags the other four alligators and released the Apsaras from curse.

After releasing Varga and other Apsaras from curse, Arjuna reminded about Chitrangada and reached her again to see her. Going there, he finds Chitrangada to have bore a son with the name of Babruvahana. Seeing that baby, who was dreamt to be of immeasurable strength, Arjuna went way to the south of Bharat, for visiting other Pilgrimage areas.

Arjuna Marries Chitrangada

After departing from Ulupi, Arjuna went to the eastern side. Crossing Kalinga and Mahendra giri, Vanga and different regions, he reached Manipura to the palace of Chitravahana. He finds his only daughter, Chitrangada and finding her auspicious beauty, in Arjuna Vanavas parva, Falguna desires to marry her. When he reached the king with the proposal, the king narrates him a story about the austerities of his ancestors and the boon of Shiva to him. According to the boon, everyone of them will have only one child, but none will remain fruitless. King Chitravahana is entrusted with only one child and that one is a lady, named Chitrangada.

Since, she is the only child, the king brought up her in the style of a boy and he cannot leave her after marriage. If then also, Dhananjaya desires to marry her, he have no objection to that. Arjuna agrees to what king said and married Chitrangada. After spending a full three years in the palace, Arjuna takes leave from the palace.

Arjuna rescues Varga

Arjuna then moved towards the ocean and reached a place with five tanks, surrounding which many rishis and saints remain assembled and gives oblation to the Homa fire. Arjuna found that the tanks are very much auspicious, but none of the rishis even make their ablutions in the water. Finding that, he asked the sages, who answered that the water contains crocodiles that drags inside the human. Understanding the danger, the tiger among men, Jishnu, just returning from the abode of Chitrangada, gave a drive to the tanks. As soon as he did that, a crocodile of huge size tried to drag him by legs.

Arjuna, the fearless one with enormous power dragged out the crocodile out of water with his long trunk like hands. As soon as he did the feat, the crocodile turned into a damsel, who pronounced her name as Varga. She narrated that, she and her four friends, all of whom were Apsaras of the celestials, were cursed for their act of disturbing a beautiful looking saint, of immeasurable energy and ascetic power. As a remedy to the curse, they were announced that Dhananjaya would bring them out from the tank and that will relief them. Henceforth the place will be known as Nari-Tirtha. Arjuna then drags the other four alligators and released the Apsaras from curse.

Arjuna revisits Chitrangada and Babruvahana

After releasing Varga and other Apsaras from curse, Arjuna reminded about Chitrangada and reached her again to see her. Going there, he finds Chitrangada to have bore a son with the name of Babruvahana. Seeing that baby, who was dreamt to be of immeasurable strength, Arjuna went way to the south of Bharat, for visiting other Pilgrimage areas.

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