Chitrāngada

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This article is about the elder son of Shantanu and Satyavati. For the wife of Arjuna, see Chitrāngadā.
Chitrāngada

In the epic Mahabharata, Chitrāngada (चित्रांगद), is the elder son of Shantanu and Satyavati. He ascended the throne of Hastinapura after his father's death, but was killed by a Gandharva namesake.[1][2]

Duel with Gandharva and death[edit]

Chitrangada's fame brought to his palace gates a Gandharva also named Chitrangada, who challenged him for a duel. They fought a fierce and evenly matched battle for three years on the banks of river Saraswati,[3] at the end of which the Gandharva emerged successful.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa. Teddington, Middlesex: The Echo Library. 2008. ISBN 9781406870459. 
  2. ^ Menon, [translated by] Ramesh (2006). The Mahabharata : a modern rendering. New York: iUniverse, Inc. ISBN 9780595401871. 
  3. ^ Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa. Teddington, Middlesex: The Echo Library. 2008. ISBN 9781406870459. 

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