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What is the correct translation of the Mahabharata verse mentioning Drona's age?

There is a verse in Mahabharata: Drona Parva: Sanskrit verse in Devnagri: आकर्णपलितः शयामॊ वयसाशीति पञ्चकः तवत्कृते वयचरत संख्ये स तु षॊडद वर्षवत Sanskrit verse in IAST ...
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Is it true that thieves kidnapped some of Krishna's wives?

I heard that, after the Kurukshetra war, some of Krishna's wives were kidnapped by thieves. If true, what are the reasons behind this?
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How could octogenarian heroes fight in Mahabharata?

According to Mahabharata, Puranas and many sources, it is assumed that Pandavas and Kauravas were more than 80 years old when Kurukshetra battle was fought. A detailed discussion on the calculation of ...
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At what age was Lord Krishna killed by the hunter?

Does anyone know at what age Lord Krishna was killed by the hunter (the rebirth of Vali)? Are there any scriptural references available for this?
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Age difference between Bhishma & Abhimanyu

Bhishma had the boon "Ichchha-Mrutyu" (one who can decide when to die). So he saw four generations of his family. I just want to know, what was the age difference between Bhishma & Abhimanyu in ...
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Why did Lord Krishna give another life to Parikshit? Was it the only way? Why didn't Pandavas plan another child?

According to Mahabharat, after the epic Kurukshetra war, only Parikshit was the final successor of the Kuru dynasty and while he was still in Uttara's womb, Ashwathama killed him using a Brahmastra. ...
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How did Satyavati die and how old was she at the time?

I read somewhere on this site that Bhishma's age was around 140 years when he died. But Satyavati was his mother, so, she must have been ~160 years old if she was alive when Bhishma died (I could be ...
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At what age did Arjuna recieve the knowledge of Srimad BhagavadGita from Sri Krishna? [duplicate]

At what age did Arjuna recieve the knowledge of Srimad BhagavadGita from Sri Krishna? Do our holy scriptures mention anything regarding this? Thnks a lot.
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How old was Drona? [duplicate]

This is something I had asked, since I know, the Pandavas were at least 90 years old or even older, but a friend told me that Drona was 80 years old. Something contradictory, since Arjuna was 100 ...
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Why Ashvatthama tried to kill Pareekshit while he was in the womb of his mother?

Abhimanyu’s wife Uttara was pregnant. After the war, she delivered a boy who was christened Pariksheet. When he was in the womb, he was almost killed by the Brahmastra shot by Aswathama.
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Ramayana ➡ Mahabharata: 31 Ikshvaku Kings. What was the (average) age of those kings?

Book IV Chapter 4 of Vishnu Purana describes Ikshvaku dynasty as: "Rama and his brothers had each two sons. Kusha and Lava were the sons of Rama; those of Lakshman were Angada and Chandraketu; ...
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How many years did Lord Vishnu's human incarnations live for? [duplicate]

As per this question lord Ram must live more then 10000 years as if he ruled his kingdom for 10000 yrs. So How many years did lord Rama live on the earth? I also listen that lord Krishna lived for ...
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Did the first four Alwars meet Krishna or any other Mahabharata characters?

The Alwars (also spelled Azhwars) are a group of 12 ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu and are famous for their poetry in praise of Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems, known as ...
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Ages of Ramayana's characters

I have not found any specific reference in the Ramayana about: What was the age of Dasharatha when Lord Rama was born? What was the age difference amongst the four brothers (Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata ...
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Is there any story behind Lord Krishna's death?

I have heard many stories regarding the end of lord Krishna. How exactly did lord Krishna die? I also heard that some arrow killed him and that arrow also have some history. Is that true?

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