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Story of Dhrishtadyumna in the Mahabharat

Dhrishtadyumna in the Mahabharat was the son of King Drupada of Panchala and was the brother of Draupadi. He had always supported the Pandavas. Story of the birth of Dhrishtadyumna is associated with the rivalry between Drupada and Dronoacharya.

Guru Drona had defeated and usurped half the kingdom of Drupada. To avenge the defeat and insult, Drupada performed a huge sacrifice and Dhrishtadyumna appeared from the sacrificial fire.

As he appeared from the sacrificial fire, he is believed to be an amsha-avatar of Agni – an incarnation of Agni, the fire god.

Dhrishtadyumna learned warfare under Guru Drona, who knew his student was born to kill him.

In the Mahabharata war, Dhrishtadyumna was the leader of the Pandava Army. He killed Guru Drona in the Kurukshetra.

Dhrishtadyumna was killed at night while he was sleeping by Ashwattama, son of Drona.