Chitrāngadā

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Chitrāngadā
Chitrangada
Arjuna asks for Chitrāngadā to be his wife
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Spouse(s) Arjuna
Children Bajravahana

Chitrāngadā (चित्रांगदा), in the Hindu epic Mahābhārata, is one of Arjuna's wives. Arjuna travelled the length and breadth of India during his term of exile. His wanderings took him to ancient Manipura, an almost mystic kingdom renowned for its natural beauty. There, he met Chitrāngadā, the daughter of the king of Manipura, and moved to her father Chitrabahana to seek her hand in marriage. Her father demurred on the plea that, according to the customs of his people, the children born of Chitrāngadā would be heirs to Manipura and he could not allow his heirs to be taken away from Manipura. Arjuna agreed to the stipulation that he would take away neither his wife Chitrāngadā nor any children born by her from Manipura and wed the princess on these premises. A son, whom they named Babruvahana,

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