Kartaviryarjuna, aka: Kārtavīryārjuna, Kārtavīryārjuṇa; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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The best of the kṣatriyas, Kārtavīryārjuna, the King of the Haihayas, received one thousand arms by worshiping Dattātreya, the plenary expansion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa. He also became undefeatable by enemies and received unobstructed sensory power, beauty, influence, strength, fame and the mystic power by which to achieve all the perfections of yoga, such as aṇimā and laghimā. Thus having become fully opulent, he roamed all over the universe without opposition, just like the wind.

Kārtavīryārjuna had no business going to the residence of Jamadagni, but because he was puffed-up by his extraordinary power, he went there and offended Paraśurāma. This was the prelude to his being killed by Paraśurāma for his offensive act.

Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kārtavīryārjuna (कार्तवीर्यार्जुन).—(KĀRTAVĪRYA). A renowned King of the Hehaya dynasty. Genealogy. From Mahāviṣṇu were descended in the following order: Brahmā—Atri—Candra—Budha—Purūravas—Āyus—Yayāti—Yadu—Sahasrajit—Śatajit—Ekavīra—(Hehaya)—Dharma—Kaṇi—Bhadrasena—Dhanaka—Kṛtavīrya—Kārtavīryārjuna. (See full article at Story of Kārtavīryārjuna from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kārtavīryārjuṇa (कार्तवीर्यार्जुण).—A prominent king of the lunar line. See arjuna.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 4.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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