Babruvahana is a character in the Mahabharata. He was the son of Arjuna and Chitrangada. Babruvahana was lived with his grandfather and also ruled the kingdom of Manipura with his grandfather. He recognized Arjuna as his father only at a later stage in his life.

Once when Arjuna went to Manipura in search of the sacrificial horse of the Aswamedha, Babruvahana had captured the horse and killed arjuna without knowing that he was his father. But later he obtained a gem from his step mother uloopi and through that Arjuna’s life was restored.

Babruvahana was praised for his valour and strength and for efficient handling of the divine weapons.


Babruvahana was the great son of Arjuna and also a good expert in all kinds of arts. He was also the devotee of Lord Krishna, and sought the divine blessings from him. In Mahabharatha, his appearance was mentioned as similar to that of Arjuna, with a glowing face and a handsome appearance.

He was brought up by his mother and grand-father, since arjuna left him at his younger age, and joined with his brothers. He also contains the features of Arjuna and got a good experience in archery. He got the capacity to defeat his father arjuna and to kill him. He never afraid about anything and was a brave and an honest person. He was also a spiritual person, and got the habit of worshipping god regularly.

Let us worship this great son of Arjuna and be blessed.