World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0004180047
Reproduction Date:

Title: Chitrāngada  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Mahabharata, Kuru Kingdom, Glossary of Hinduism terms, Chekitana, Samsaptakas
Collection: Characters in the Mahabharata
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


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]


  • 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.


  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
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.