Mahabharath !! The resentment between Dronacharya & King Drupada !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!


The great epic Mahabharath was composed by Maharishi Veda Vyasa/Krishna Dwaipayana, son of Sage Parasara and Sathyavati, a woman from fishermen clan.  Mahabharath describes the legend of Bharatha Dynasty.     It was written in 18 Parva such as Adhi Parva, Sabha Parva, Vana Parva, Virada Parva, Udhyoga Parva, Bhishma Parva, Drona Parva, Karna Parva, Shalya Parva, Soupthika Parva, Stri Parva, Shanthi Parva, Anushasana Parva, Ashwamedha Parva, Ashramavasika Parva, Musala Parva, Mahaprasthanika Parva and Swargarohana Parva and each Parva has divided into many Upaparva and has chapters in detail.    Adhi Parva depicts the life of King Dushyantha and his wife Shakunthala and their son Sarvadhamanan, who was famously known as Bharatha, a righteous ruler of Bharatha Empior.


Lord Brahma created deities, Sages and Prajapathis.  It was the beginning of the growth of human race from the sixty daughters of Daksha Prajapathi.  Pururavass,  Yayathi, Puru,  Dushyantha,  Bharatha, Shanthanu were born in the family of Dithi, one of the daughters of Daksha Prajapathi. 


King Janamejaya, son of King Pareekshit conducted a grand Yagna to please serpent Gods.  There were a huge number of Rishis & Sages were present in the magnificent Yagna, Maharishi Veda Vyasa along with his disciple Rishi Vaishampayana and Sage Ugrasrava Sauti was also amongst them.   Rishi Vaishampayana narrated the stories of Kuru Dynasty to King Janamejaya at the time of Naga Yagna.  Later, this anecdote was described to the Sages and Rishis assembled in Naimisharanya by Sage Sauti, son of Sage Romaharshana/Lomaharshana, disciple of Maharishi Veda Vyasa.


Vaishampayana narrates the resentment between Dronacharya son of Sage Bharadhwaja and King Drupada.   Once, Dronacharya visited the palace of King of Panchala.  The purpose of Dronacharya’s visit to Panchala was to seek help from his dearest childhood friend King Drupada in order to get rid of his poverty.  Dronacharya approached King Drupada with a joyous heart and addressed him as his friend.  King Drupada who was completely under the wrath of pride and arrogance publicly insulted Dronacharya with sheer criticism.  King Drupada retorted that a Brahmin of high intelligence never address a King as his friend, moreover a great King cannot be a companion of unfortunate and impoverished Brahmin, it was true that there was a friendship existed between them at the time of living in a particular set of conditions, but the time has changed and the friendship as well.  In this world friendship never lingers forever in any heart.  King Drupada affirmed that the friendship between them had occurred in a certain conditions was for the accomplishment a certain purposes and it does not exists any longer.  He insulted Dronacharya with contemptuous words, a friendship can never exists between a poor and a rich or a hero and a coward, there may be friendship with the people of equal might and rich.  King Drupada openly criticized Drona, an indigent and affluent can neither be friends nor have conversation with each other.  King Drupada continued to pour harsh words on Drona treated him as impure by birth has no right to be friend with him anymore.


Dronacharya was in a state extreme humiliation after listening to the utter disapproval of King Drupada, he angrily left the Palace of King Panchala.  Dronacharya was already made up his mind about the next course of action against the impertinence of King Drupada.  Consequently, Dronacharya left the Kingdom of Panchala and moved to the Kingdom of Kurus.


In the meantime, Bhishma Pithamaha was desirous of giving supreme education in the science of weapons to his grandchildren was on the search of an illustrious preceptor.  Finally, Bhishma Pithamaha found the godlike mighty Dronacharya who has possessed great intelligence in Astra, Sastra and ultimate wisdom in Veda.  Dronacharya was pleased with the hospitality of Bhishma Pithamaha and accepted Kauravas and Pandavas as his disciples.   In a short span of time, the princes of Kurus endued with immeasurable prowess became proficient in the science of armaments under the guidance of illustrious Dronacharya. 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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