I heard in a video Ekalavya was killed by Lord Krishna and at that time Lord Krishna gave a boon. i e. rebirth as Dhrishtadyumna to take revenge on Dronacharya. Is that true?

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    Can you pl mention where did you read that @Deadpool ?
    – Vineet
    Jul 6, 2018 at 5:40
  • in this video at 7th minute youtube.com/watch?v=HDBn7FOzsko
    – user15708
    Jul 6, 2018 at 14:26
  • Seems less possibility..Eklavya was incarnation from Asura class called Krodhavasa however Dhrishtadyumna was portion of Agni..
    – YDS
    Aug 1, 2018 at 16:47

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According to Mahabharata, Adi Parva, SECTION LXVII, Dhrishtadyumna was incarnated from the portion of Agni.

"Know also, O monarch, that the mighty car-warrior Dhrishtadyumna was a portion of Agni.

And Ekalavya was incarnated from the portion of Asura called Krodhavasa.

Madraka, and Karnaveshta, Siddhartha, and also Kitaka; Suvira, and Suvahu, and Mahavira, and also Valhika, Kratha, Vichitra, Suratha, and the handsome king Nila; and Chiravasa, and Bhumipala; and Dantavakra, and he who was called Durjaya; that tiger amongst kings named Rukmi; and king Janamejaya, Ashada, and Vayuvega, and also Bhuritejas; Ekalavya, and Sumitra, Vatadhana, and also Gomukha; the tribe of kings called the Karushakas, and also Khemadhurti; Srutayu, and Udvaha, and also Vrihatsena; Kshema, Ugratirtha, the king of the Kalingas; and Matimat, and he was known as king Iswara; these first of kings were all born of the Asura class called Krodhavasa.

  • i know he born from agni because of pooja or yagam done by his father by maltreating some rishi's
    – user15708
    Aug 1, 2018 at 15:27
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    You can add this too "Ekalavya was born of the Asura class called Krodhavasa". ~ hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/28269/12304
    – YDS
    Aug 1, 2018 at 16:51

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