In the epic Mahabharata, Drona also called as Dronacharya was the divine avatar of Lord Brahma and also the teacher of the Kauravas and Pandavas. He was the son of rishi Bharadwaja. He contains great knowledge in hindu scriptures and a master in all kinds of arts including handling powerful weapons during the battle field.
Dronacharya married Kripi, the sister of Kripa, who was the guru in the kingdom of Hastinapura. Their son was Ashwathama, who contains the powers of Lord Shiva, due to the penance performed by Drona on Shiva. Drona got powerful weapons from Lord Parasurama.
Drona suffered from poverty, and approached his childhood friend King Drupada for help. But the king didn’t offer any help to him. So, Drona left that place, but got angry with him.
With the weapons he got it from Parasurama, he started a training school, and trained the pandava and kaurava princes.
Drona was very fond of Arjuna and gave him a powerful divine weapon of Brahma known as Brahmastra and asked him to use it in the battle field against his enemies. Once he got the right hand thumb of Ekalavya as a guru dakshina, since he was superior in handling weapons than that of his beloved disciple Arjuna. Finally during the time of Kurukshetra war, Drona was killed by Drupada’s son Dhrishtadyumna.
He was a talented person who contains sufficient knowledge in all the fields. Being the incarnation of Lord Brahma dev, he was good at meditation and contains super natural powers. He is the person who cannot be defeated by any one. He was very fond of his son Ashwathama, a Chiranjeevi, and talented him in all kinds of art. It is believed that after his death, he reached the abode of Lord Brahma Dev, the satyalok.
Let us worship the divine guru and be blessed.
“OM SREE GURU DRONACHARYARE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE BRAHMA DEVARE NAMAHA”