The exalted disciple to whom Bhagavan Krishna imparted the immortal message of the Bhagavad Gita (q.v.); one of the five Pandava princes in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, in which he is a key figure. He was the third son of Kunti, born mystically through union with the god Indra. His name comes from a (not) rajju (rope) na (not), "One who is not bound by the rope of the world, although he thinks he is at first". His power resides in the food center. Krishna (in the form of a charioteer) taught to him the great truths of the Vedanta Philosophy.