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Questions regarding Drona, preceptor of Pandavas and Kauravas.

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When Arjuna defeated all the Kuru warriors in the Virat war, then why did he kill them through deceit in the Kurukshetra war?

In Virat war all Kuru warriors including Bhisma Drona and Karna were vanquished by Arjuna. Go Haran Parva 62 Now, the same Arjuna in Kurukshetra war even with Lord Krishna with him, could not face ...
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Did Arjuna really win against the Kauravas all alone in Virata Kingdom Battle

Lately I have grown interest in the Mahabharata and Hinduism. I haven’t read the books but I watched B R Chopra’s Mahabharata and the Star Plus Mahabharata. In the old one, it was shown that Arjuna ...
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Why didn't Bhishma, Drona and Karna attain moksha? Why didn't they live with liberation as life's goal?

Great knowledgeable persons like Bhishma, Drona, Karna and others from Satya, Treta and Dwapara yugas didn't attain moksha; they went only to heaven. Since vedic knowledge and righteousness was ...
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Is Yamunacharya correct in stating that Brahmins cannot be crowned kings?

Sri Vaishnava scholar Yamunacharya in Agama Pramanya has stated: Every man has some Vedic rites for which he is not qualified: the Brahmin is not qualified for the royal consecration, the Kshatriya ...
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Did eklavya blame himself for cutting the thumb?

Eklavya's abilities were far better than any other archer during his time, the story is no secret that he cut his thumb as Gurudakshina. But after that did he blame himself for trusting, Did he ever ...
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Why did Karna fight under Drona when he too had labelled him as “half a Ratha”?

In consequence of the curse of Rama (his preceptor in arms) as also of the words of a Brahmana (who cursed him on another occasion), owing also to his deprivation of the accoutrements of battle, he, ...
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Why did drona help the kauravas

Since Drona is the teacher of both the Kauravas and the Pandavas, why did Drona help the Kauravas by fighting with the Kauravas? In stories, it shows that he is fighting on the Kauravas side. Why? ...
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Why didn't Dronacharya kill Ghatotkacha with his divine weapons?

Karna had to waste his shakti weapon on Ghatotkacha but at the same time Dronacharya was the leader of the army and he was well versed in almost all the divine weapons. Why didn't Dronacharya kill ...
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Did karna learn the vedas from Drona?

I am looking for explicit mention in KMG Mahabharata that Karna learnt vedas from Drona (will be helpful if there are passages that show he conducted vedic rites). I don't think he learnt vedas from ...
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Why did Drupada tell Drona non-kings cannot be friends with kings?

As seen in this section of Adi Parva , Drupada's words when Drona came to him were Then the son of Bharadwaja, endued with great prowess went to king Drupada, and approaching that monarch, that tiger ...
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Why Dronacharya demanded to make King Drupada prisoner in his Guru Dakshina?

Why Dronacharya demanded to make king Drupada prisoner in his gurudakshina? any specific reason? Gurudakshina was for Duryodhana(Kaurava and Pandavas), then why did he take Karna and army to take ...
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How did Dronacharya get his name “Drona”?

Drona is the guru of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. How did he get his name 'Drona'? What is the incident or reason which gave this specific name to him?
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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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Did even wisest persons, who followed Dharma in Mahabharata had false beliefs about castes?

I have seen these things so many times. In TV serials, in my high school brief Mahabharata book and at many online resources: Dronacharya didn't accept Karna as his disciple, as he was soot-putra. At ...
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Was Drishtadyumna invincible and not slayable until he had killed Drona?

Since he had the boon that he was going to kill Drona - he was basically invincible until he had accomplished that. Does the Mahabharata talk about this?
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Why did Dronacharya not become a guru of Ekalavya?

I am eager to know the reason why did Dronacharya not become a guru of Ekalavya whereas he become a guru of Kauravas and Paandavas". What is the reason he rejected Ekalavya?
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Did Drona help Ekalavya after taking guru-dakshina?

In Mahabharata, Drona asked for the thumb of Ekalavya as guru-dakshina. After receiving it, did Drona gave any special vidya or any other help to Ekalavya?
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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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How was Satyaki able to fight against Guru Dronacharya for a whole day?

Satyaki was a student of Arjuna. How was Satyaki able to fight against Guru Dronacharya for a whole day on Fourteenth day of Kurukshetra War ? Was he that skilled? Reference: Kurukshetra War : ...
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Difference between giving curse and taking revenge

There are several revenge stories in Mahabaratha such as between Drona and Drupada. Similarly there are many curse giving scenarios in Mahabaratha such as Krishna giving curse to Ashwatthama as well ...
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What were the actions of the illustrious Dronacharya, immediately before quitting his material body?

On the 15th day of the Mahabharata war, the illustrious Dronacharya laid aside his bow and other weapons, after Bhima had spoken the following words. He for whom thou hast taken up weapons, and for ...
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How could drupada send his son drishtadyumna to learn warfare from drona inspite of their rivalry and enmity between their kingdoms as well ?

It seems difficult for me to gulp it down that inspite of enmity and getting defeated to drona how did he send his son to learn warfare . Drupada was a king himself and he should have his own warfare ...
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What was the Guru Dakshina(Preceptorial fee) asked by Guru Dronacharya from the pupils on completion of their training?

Dronacharya was trained in the specialised field of weapon science,by the illustrious Sage(Rishi) Agnivesa, who was earlier a disciple of Sage Bharadwaja(Dronacharya's father). Dronacharya also ...
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The “tricky truth” that was said by Yudhishtira on 15th day of kurukshetra war

Since childhood I have been thinking that Ashwathama hataha, kunjaraha is the half truth that was said by Yudhishtira This trick was used as a ploy to kill Ashwathama's father, Dronacharya.  ...
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Arjun's inability to counter snake weapon of Karna

Arjuna had trained himself under Drona as a great archer. Drona had given him training on each and every weapon. Not only this, sensing a sure war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Krishna sent Arjuna to ...
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Does Drona also tell Pandavas how to kill him?

Bhishma certainly did that. Drona also fought only half-heartedly for Duryodhana. For example, he pretended that he couldn't kill Ghatotkacha thereby forcing the wasting of the Vasavi Shakti. Also I ...
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Why did Drona become Kaurava's and Paandava's Guru?

Why did Kauravas and Paandavas considered Drona as their Guru? What made them to consider Drona as a Guru?
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Where was Ashwatthama when Pandavas spread the false news of his death?

Where was Ashwatthama when Pandavas spread the false news of his death? On that day, was Ashwatthama too far from his father like Arjun was when Abhimanyu died? If so then, how Dronacharya could ...
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How Dronacharya (Royal Guru) died in Kurukshetra? [duplicate]

In Mahabharatha, I heard two different stories on Dronacharya's Death: One which says that Arjuna with a heavy heart shoots an arrow at Dronacharya and kills him. Another one is Yudhishtira ...
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Why Karna and Drona didn't use Brahmastra against Ghatotkacha?

Both Karna and Drona were capable of using Brahmastra while battling Ghatotkacha. Drona didn't use brahmastra and in the end Karna used the Divine Weapon that can be used only One Time against ...
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What was Dronacharya's response during Draupadi's Cheerharan?

Did Dronacharya say or do anything to stop it? If not, why so?
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Drona and his dharma

In Mahabharata, we know that Drona was a Brahmin. He would refuse to teach any Shudra student citing that it is not their Dharma to become a warrior. In the same vein, was it not wrong on Drona's ...