Dhŗşţadyumna

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Dhrsţadyumna, DhRsţadyumna, Dhrrishţadyumna


  1. glorified by boldness; outstanding in boldness
  2. the son of King Drupada of Pāñcāla, the brother of Kŗşņā or Draupadī, and the brother-in-law of the Pāndavas, who acted as the commander-in-chief of the Pāndava side in the Bharata War, and was responsible for unethically and illegally killing Droņācārya in an unarmed state, and was killed in turn in the same way, in his sleep, by Droņa’s son Aśvatthāmā, after the war was over.