Arjuna, in the midst of a self-imposed exile, owing to breaking the terms of agreement over spending time with Draupadi with his four brothers, goes to Dwaraka to be with Lord Krishna. Seeing the lord's beautiful sister Subhadra, Arjuna is smitten and wants to marry her. Disguising as a hermit, Arjuna abducts Subhadra and marries her, the scene of this work. It is believed that Arjuna does so at the behest of Krishna as Balarama wants to give her away in marriage to Duryodhana, his favourite pupil. Arjuna's abduction of Subhadra, however, angers Balarama and others but Krishna intervenes and advises them against targeting Arjuna. They relent and agree to Arjuna's wish. Abhimanyu, the warrior son born to Arjuna and Subhadra, would later go on to become one of the key characters in the epic battle of Mahabharata.