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Questions regarding Drona, preceptor of Pandavas and Kauravas.

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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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?