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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Dronahanta, DronahantA, Dronahantaa

  1. the slayer of Drona
  2. another name for Dhŗşţadyumna, who is said to have been begotten by Drupada with an intense desire to take revenge on Droņa, who had asked his students (the Kaurava and Pāndava princes) to defeat and humiliate Drupad in war and bring the king to him imprisoned, as the gurudakşņā, or the “fee” or recompensation for their education.