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How was Dronacharya born?
Birth and early life On a river side, Bharadwaja saw an apsara named Ghritachi. He was filled with desire and his seed fell into a pot or basket. Inside it, a child developed who was named Drona because he was born in a pot and was brought to the ashram.
What is the story of Dronacharya?
Guru Dronacharya was a legendary and illustrious teacher of the Mahabharata era. He taught royal princes of both the clans, Pandavas and Kauravas. It is his teachings which made all his disciples from both the princely clan, masters of all the arts-related to warfare. Once Arjuna was hunting in a forest.
What had happened with Dronacharya?
The seed of revenge Drona got married and had a son whom he named Ashwathama. He cared deeply about his wife and son. Yet Parashurama did not want Drona to go back empty-handed. He offered him the choice of his body and his divine weapons, the only things left with him.
How was Dronacharya killed?
Thinking his son had died, Drona was heartbroken and surrendered his weapons. Drona sat down, started to meditate and his soul left his body in quest of Ashwatthama’s soul. Dhristadyumna took his sword and decapitated Drona, killing him.
Why is Eklavya famous?
Ekalavya is called as one of the foremost of Kings in the Rajasuya Yagya where he honours Yudhishthira by offering shoes with respect. Though he did not have his right thumb, he was noted as a very powerful archer and warrior.
What did Dronacharya say to Eklavya?
Dronacharya said, ‘Eklavya, you must give me some Guru Dakshina. You must give me the thumb of your right hand. ‘ Eklavya knew that without the thumb, archery could not be practiced.
Why did Drona fight against Pandavas?
It was here where he was no longer poor and hungry and had enough to feed himself and his child, Ashwatthama. He pleged his loyalty to the state of Hastinapur and thus had to fight against the Pandavas even though they were also his past students.