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Chanting Names Of Arjuna To Overcome Fear Of Lightning And To Escape Lightning Accidents

In Hindu tradition, it is a common practice to chant the ten names of Arjuna from the Mahabharata to overcome fear, particularly fear of lightning and thunder. This ritual is believed to provide protection from harm during storms. The names of Arjuna that are chanted for this purpose are:

  1. Arjuna
  2. Phalguna
  3. Jishnu
  4. Keeridi
  5. Shwethavahana
  6. Beebhalsu
  7. Vijayan
  8. Parthan
  9. Savyasachi
  10. Dhananjayan

According to Hindu tradition, lightning is created and controlled by Indra, the king of the Devas. Arjuna, one of the principal characters in the Mahabharata, is believed to be the son of Indra. Therefore, chanting Arjuna's names is thought to invoke Indra's protection, as he would be pleased to hear the names of his beloved son and consequently spare the life of the person chanting.

This practice reflects the deep connection between mythology and daily life in Hindu culture, where divine intervention is sought through the invocation of deities and their descendants. By reciting these names, devotees believe they can avert untoward incidents associated with lightning, drawing on the protective powers of both Arjuna and Indra.