Why do we Chant Arjuna Phalguna on Thunder Storm | 10 Names of Arjun
From our childhood, whenever there is a thunderstorm our parents utter the word “Arjuna Phalguna”, there is a small story from Mahabharat epic behind uttering those words.
When Pandavas are returning from the forest, Arjuna brings Uttara to Sami tree for weapons. In order to rescue cows stolen from Duryodhana and Karna, Arjuna says to bring down weapons from the tree. During that period of time when son Uttara was afraid of the incident, Arjuna says his 10 names and clears his fear. His 10 names are Arjuna, Phalguna, Pardha, Kiriti, Swethavahana, Bhebatsa, Vijaya, Krishna (named by Pandavas), Savyasachi and Dhanunjaya. It is said if we utter any two names of Arjuna we will be freed from fear. From the two words, Arjuna Phalguna became famous.