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Aśvatthāman

Aśvatthāman  

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A protagonist in several key episodes in the Mahābhārata. The son of Droṇa, and so a brahmin warrior, he fights for the Kaurava faction in the battle against the Pāṇḍavas. When his father dies as a ...
Bharadvāja

Bharadvāja  

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A legendary Vedic seer (ṛṣi) and priest, who subsequently appears in the Epics and Purāṇas, where he is said to have been the son of Bṛhaspati and the father of Drona.
Dhṛṣṭadyumna

Dhṛṣṭadyumna  

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In the Mahābhārata the brother of Draupadī, who after the death of his father Drupada at the hands of Droṇa, becomes the king of the Pāñcālas, and their commander in the war against the Kauravas. He ...
Droṇaparvan

Droṇaparvan  

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The seventh book of the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, recounting the events leading to the death of Droṇa after his succession to the command of the Kaurava army. It also includes descriptions of the deaths ...
Drupada

Drupada  

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In the Mahābhārata the king of the Pāñcālas; father of Draupadi, Dhṛṣtadyumna, Śikhaṇḍin, and others; the sworn enemy of Droṇa, who kills him during the battle.
Ekalavya

Ekalavya  

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In the Mahābhārata, the king of the Niṣādas. He complies with the request of Droṇa, his archery teacher, to cut off one of his thumbs, ensuring that he is therafter not as skilful an archer as ...
Mahābhārata

Mahābhārata  

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One of the two great Sanskrit epics of the Hindus (the other is the Ramayana), that evolved over centuries, existing in its present form since c.400 ad. Probably the longest single poem in the world, ...
Pāñcālas

Pāñcālas  

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In the Mahābhārata the people of King Drupada. Allied to the Pāṇḍāvas by the latter's marriage to Draupadī, they are the sworn enemies of Droṇa and his son, Aśvatthāman.

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