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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Each section of Mahābhārata is named as parva.[1] The seventh book of the Mahābhārata, is known as the Droṇaparva. It contains the exploits of the teacher Droṇācārya until his death by the hands of Dhṛṣṭadyumna, the commander- in-chief of the Pāṇḍava army.


  1. Parva means a knot or a joint or a book.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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