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Pan-Indian Arjun, Indonesian Arjun, Bengali Arjun, Tamil Arjun.
Zapped? Don’t be!
Indonesia, with its huge Buddhist & Hinduist influences has its own Mahabharat. Variations between ‘our’ MB & ‘their’ MB – some quirky, some weird, some hilarious, some disgusting, some beyond imagination.
P.S – As in Vyas’s MB, many facts are probably expanded/ diluted/ masala-fied by interpolations via folklore, literature and poetic license. So PLEASE take these spin-offs with a pinch of salt.
Read on for ‘twists’ in Indonesian Arjun aka Permadi (Hmm 11th name?)…
1. Arjun, Bheem & Yudhi are biological sons of PANDU, while the demi-Gods are their spiritual fathers.
2. Other than Draupadi (aka Drupadi), Subadra and Ulupi, his other wives include Supraba and Srikandi. Hooked your interest? Here goes …
a] Supraba is a heavenly nymph or Goddess.
She initially tries to seduce Arjun in order to interrupt his penance, but fails Continue reading