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ABHIMANYU. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of Arjuna by his wife Subhadra and known by the metronymic Saubhadra.

He killed Lakshmana, the son of Duryodhana, on the second day of the great battle of the Mahabharata, but on the thirteenth day he himself fell fighting heroically against fearful odds.

He was very handsome. His wife was Uttara, daughter of the Raja of Virata.

His son, Parikshit, succeeded to the throne of Hastinapuram. 

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