Why Arjuna is called Savyasachi (सव्यसाची)?

सव्य means “left-hand”

As mentioned by Adi Shankaracharya in the commentary of Bhagavata Gita verse 11.33

निमित्तमात्रं भव सव्यसाचिन्।।11.33।।

Who is सव्यसाचिन् ? सव्येन वामेनापि हस्तेन शराणां क्षेप्ता सव्यसाची इति उच्यते 

The one who can pull arrow using his left hand is called Savyasachi


It is mentioned by Arjuna himself in the Mahabharata, Virat Parva, chapter 44 verse 19,

उभौ मे दक्षिणौ पाणी गाण्डीवस्य विकर्षणे |
तेन देवमनुष्येषु सव्यसाचीति मां विदुः ||

I can pull the string of Gandiva (गाण्डीव) using my left and right hand, therefore humans and devatas calls me Savyasachi (सव्यसाची)

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