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BABHRUVAHANA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Son of Arjuna by his wife Chitrangadi.

He was adopted as the son of his maternal grandfather, and reigned at Manipura as his successor. He dwelt there in a palace of great splendour, surrounded with wealth and signs of power.

When Arjuna went to Manipura with the horse intended for the Aswamedha, there was a quarrel between Arjuna and King Babhruvahana, and the latter killed his father with an arrow. Repenting of his deed, he determined to kill himself, but he obtained from his stepmother, the Naga princess Ulupi, a gem which restored Arjuna to life. He returned with his father to Hastinapura.

The description of this combat has been translated from the Mahabharata by Troyer in his Raja Tarangini, tome i. p. 578.

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