Hinduism - Who Is Ashvatthama? | KIRAN ATMA

Hinduism - Who Is Ashvatthama?


Ashvatthama is the son of Drona in the Mahabharata, the second of the two major Hindu epics. 

  • When Drona becomes the archery instructor for the Pandavas and Kauravas, the epic's two major royal families, Ashvatthama joins the young princes in learning archery. 
  • He learns quickly from his father and masters the usage of frightening magical weapons. 
  • He fights on the side of the Kauravas during the Mahabharata's final civil war, killing numerous Pandava friends, including Dhrshtadyumna, who had previously slain his father, Drona. 
  • Ashvatthama retreats to the jungle with the sage Vyasa when the battle is finished.

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