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# the son of [[Bharadvāja]], the husband of Kripī, and father of [[A]]śvatthāmā, and also known as Droņācārya (Droņa the preceptor) who, though a brāmaņa, was a naturally talented expert in the art of weaponry, specially archery, and warfare, himself being the disciple of Paraśurāma. His foremost identity is that of the trainer, or guru of the Kaurava and Pāndava princes in their formative years in the art of warfare and weaponry, and who was the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava camp in the [[Bharata]] War, killing his former friend and latter bitter enemy King [[Drupada]], and himself being killed on the 15th day of the war by [[Dhŗşţadyumna]] in an illegal and unethical manner (M. Bh.); one of the 8 vasus who was the husband of Abhimatī and the father of Harş[[a]] (Bg. Pur.) (fem: droņā): the daughter of Sińhahanu (Bu. Car.).  
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# the son of [[Bharadvāja]], the husband of Kripī, and father of [[A]]śvatthāmā, and also known as Droņācārya (Droņa the preceptor) who, though a brāmaņa, was a naturally talented expert in the art of weaponry, specially archery, and warfare, himself being the disciple of [[Paraśurāma]]. His foremost identity is that of the trainer, or guru of the Kaurava and Pāndava princes in their formative years in the art of warfare and weaponry, and who was the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava camp in the [[Bharata]] War, killing his former friend and latter bitter enemy King [[Drupada]], and himself being killed on the 15th day of the war by [[Dhŗşţadyumna]] in an illegal and unethical manner (M. Bh.); one of the 8 vasus who was the husband of Abhimatī and the father of Harş[[a]] (Bg. Pur.) (fem: droņā): the daughter of Sińhahanu (Bu. Car.).  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:11, 16 December 2016

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Drona, Drona, Drona


  1. vessel; quiver; bowl; bucket; trough; chalice; pitcher
  2. repository
  3. the son of Bharadvāja, the husband of Kripī, and father of Aśvatthāmā, and also known as Droņācārya (Droņa the preceptor) who, though a brāmaņa, was a naturally talented expert in the art of weaponry, specially archery, and warfare, himself being the disciple of Paraśurāma. His foremost identity is that of the trainer, or guru of the Kaurava and Pāndava princes in their formative years in the art of warfare and weaponry, and who was the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava camp in the Bharata War, killing his former friend and latter bitter enemy King Drupada, and himself being killed on the 15th day of the war by Dhŗşţadyumna in an illegal and unethical manner (M. Bh.); one of the 8 vasus who was the husband of Abhimatī and the father of Harşa (Bg. Pur.) (fem: droņā): the daughter of Sińhahanu (Bu. Car.).