who killed dronacharya

 Who killed Dronacharya?




It is said that on seeing Apsara Ghritachi, the son born of Maharishi Bharadwaj's ejaculation in a trough was called Drona. Dronacharya was married to Kripi, sister of Kripacharya.


Ashwathama was the son of Guru Dronacharya. The father-son duo created a ruckus in the Mahabharata. Ashwatthama was created out of a combination of Mahadev, Yama, Kaal, and Krodha. Dronacharya was the Rajguru and teacher of Hastinapur.




Acharya Dronacharya




After lying on the bed of Bhishma, Drona is made commander at the behest of Karna in the battle of the eleventh day. 


As the destructive power of Drona, the father of Ashwatthama, increases, panic spreads among the Pandavas. 

Together the father and son ensure the defeat of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata war. Seeing the defeat of the Pandavas, Shri Krishna asked Yudhishthira to resort to discrimination.


Under this plan, it was spread in the war that 'Ashwathama was killed', but Yudhishthira was not ready to lie. Then Avantiraj's elephant named Ashwatthama was killed by Bhima. After this, the word was spread in the war that 'Ashwathama was killed'.

When Guru Dronacharya wanted to know the truth of Ashwatthama from Dharmaraja Yudhishthira, he replied - 'Ashwathama was killed, but the elephant.' Shri Krishna blew the conch shell at the same time, due to which Guru Dronacharya could not hear the last word 'Elephant' and he thought that my son was killed. Hearing this, he gave up his arms and closed his eyes on the battlefield, and drowned in mourning. This was the occasion when Draupadi's brother Dhrishtadyumna, knowing Dronacharya unarmed, beheaded him with a sword.

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