A Brahmin once came to Krishna and Arjuna and begged for
food. They promised to give him whatever he wanted to eat. Then the
Brahmin took on his true form; he was actually Agni the fire-god. He wanted
to eat the Khandava forest. But the king of snakes, Takshaka lived in that
forest. Takshaka was a friend of Indra the rain god. So every time Agni
tried to burn the forest, Indra brought rains and put out the fire.
Agni asked Krishna and Arjuna, "Keep your promise and help me eat
the forest." Krishna and Arjuna needed good weapons for that. Agni
gave Arjuna a quiver from which he could take out as many arrows as he
Agni then set the forest on fire. As soon as Indra saw this, he brought
rains. But Arjuna shot thousands of arrows in the air and formed a cover
on the forest to block the rain. Agni burnt the forest completely and
satisfied his hunger.