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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]

Contents

  • Ascending the throne 1
  • Duel with Gandharva and death 2
  • Citations 3
  • External links 4

Ascending the throne

Since Bhishma (son of Shantanu and Ganga) took a vow of not ascending the throne of Hastinapura, he crowned Chitrangada the king after Shantanu. Chitrangada was a great warrior and vanquished all kings.

Duel with Gandharva and death

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. The successful Gandharva later ascended to heaven. Chitrāngada's younger brother Vichitravirya then ascended the throne of Hastinapura.


Citations

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

External links

  • Persons and Stories from Mahabharata
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