Ulupi, Arjuna’s Wife

Ulupi is the daughter of Kauravya, the king of Nagas, and the consort of Arjuna. She was mentioned in the Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana.

Ulupi was married to Arjuna when he was in exile, and they had a pious son Aravan. She also brought up Babruvahana, son of Arjuna and Chitrangada. She showed her sincere love and affection on Arjuna and acted as a dutiful wife and she contains wisdom, courage and was widely respected as a chaste woman.

One day, when Arjuna was bathing in the Holy River Ganges to perform his rituals, he was pulled by a Naga princess into the river and went along with him to the underworld, the abode of Nagas. She revealed her love with him, and Arjuna marries her and through their union, Aravan was born to them.

The Divine Vasus, were cursed Arjuna after he killed Bhishma during the Kurukshetra War. Due to that, Arjuna was killed by his own son Babruvahana during a fight. Babruvahana was not aware that Arujuna was his own father, and later he came to know about the relation, and decided to kill himself. Ulupi stopped him from committing suicide, and places the precious Naga jewel on Arjuna’s chest, and restored his life by thus relieving him from the curse of Vasus.

Arjuna took Ulupi, Aravan, Chitrangada and Babruvahana along with him to Hastinapur and lived happily and peacefully for several years.

Let us worship Mata Ulupi and be blessed.

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