who killed arjun in mahabharat

 Who killed arjun in mahabharat

Apart from Draupadi, Arjuna had 3 more wives named Subhadra, Ulupi and Chitrangada. Subhadra was born to Abhimanyu, Ulupi to Iravan, Chitrangada to Babruvahan. It is said that Arjuna was killed by his own son. How did this happen? There is an Arjun story behind this too.

arjuna story

who killed arjun in mahabharat
Babruvahana killed arjun

One day, at the behest of Maharishi Ved Vyas and Shri Krishna, the Pandavas thought of performing the Ashwamedha Yagya. The Pandavas, seeing the auspicious time, started the Yagya and left the horse as Arjuna's protector.

who killed arjun in mahabharat

 That horse roamed and reached Manipur. When the Manipur king Babhruvahan heard that my father had come, he accompanied the dignitaries with a lot of money and reached the city limits with great humility to have their darshan. 

Seeing the Manipur king coming like this, Arjun got angry and said, son! Your way is not right. You seem to have been excommunicated from the Kshatriya religion, son. I have entered your kingdom protecting the horse of the sacrifice of Maharaja Yudhishthira. Why don't you fight with me though? The religion of Kshatriyas is to fight.

At that time, Arjuna's wife Nagakanya Ulupi was also listening to that conversation. He said to Babhruvahan, your father is a great warrior of Kurukul and a man of war madness.

 So do fight with them. By doing this they will be pleased with you. Hearing this, Babruvahana fought with his father Arjuna. Then there was a fierce battle between Arjuna and Babruvahana. It is said that in this battle, Babruvahana fainted and Arjuna was killed.

Hearing the news of Arjun's death, Arjun's wife reached Chitrangada on the battlefield and started mourning. She started telling Ulupi that on your orders, my son Babruvahan fought with his father. Crying, Chitrangada told Ulupi that you are knowledgeable in religion, sister. 

I beg you for the life of Arjuna. Chitrangada said both harsh and polite words to Ulupi. In the end, he said that you have killed your sons by fighting them. My son may be killed but you bring Arjuna to life otherwise I will also give up my life.

Then the unconscious Babruvahana regained consciousness and saw his mother moaning next to Arjuna and Vimata Ulupi also standing nearby. Babhruvahan sat in front of his father Arjun and started mourning and vowed that now I too will give up my body by fasting till death on this battlefield. 

Ulupi's heart also quivered after hearing the lamentation of the son and mother and he remembered Sanjeevan Manika. The basic gem of the life of serpents came there as soon as she remembered him. Then he revived Arjuna with the touch of that gem.

This is how Arjuna died: Yudhishthira was very sad to know about the destruction of Yaduvanshis by Arjuna. Following Maharishi Ved Vyas's advice, the Pandavas, including Draupadi, renounced their kingdom and decided to go to heaven bodily.

 While traveling, the Pandavas reached the Himalayas. Draupadi stumbled and fell in the inaccessible region of the Himalayas. After this Nakula, Sahadeva, Arjuna, and finally Bhima also fell to death. In the end, Yudhishthira and his dog reached heaven in the body.