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Arjuna statue
Arjuna (Devanagari: अर्जुन, Thai: อรชุน Orachun, Tamil: அருச்சுனன் Aruccunan, Indonesian and Javanese: Harjuna, Harjuno, Herjuno, Malay: Ranjuna; pronounced [ɐrˈɟunɐ] in classical Sanskrit (lit. bright' or 'silver (cf. Latin argentum)[1], also Phalguna (lit. one born on the star of Phalguna[2]), Dhananjaya (lit. one who conquers riches[3]), Partha (lit. son of Pratha or Kunti[4])) is the third of the Pandavas and, with Krishna, is considered the hero of Hindu epic Mahabharata. At the heart of this great and massive epic is the philosophical conversation between Arjuna and Krishna, known as the Bhagavad Gita. Arjuna, considered the finest archer and a peerless warrior by many notable figures in the Mahabharata such as Bhishma, Drona, Krishna, Vidura, Sage Naradha and Dhiritharastra, played a key role in ensuring the defeat of the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War. He is the only undefeated hero in the Mahabharata. Arjuna was an avatar of Nara, who along with the avatar of Narayana, Krishna, established Dharma in the Dvapara Yuga.[5]
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