Dronacarya, Droṇācārya, Drona-acarya: 5 definitions


Dronacarya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dronacharya.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Droṇācārya (द्रोणाचार्य).—The martial preceptor of the Pāṇḍavas and the Kauravas. The military teacher of Arjuna and the other Pāṇḍavas and the commander-in-chief of the Kurus, who was obliged to fight the Pāṇḍavas on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra. He was the son of the great sage Bharadvāja. He wife was Kāpī, and his son was Aśvatthāmā. He was killed by Dhṛṣṭadyumna during the great Kurukṣetra war.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dronacarya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Droṇācārya (द्रोणाचार्य).—see द्रोण (droṇa) above.

Derivable forms: droṇācāryaḥ (द्रोणाचार्यः).

Droṇācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms droṇa and ācārya (आचार्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Droṇācārya (द्रोणाचार्य) or Droṇācāryya.—m.

(-ryaḥ) A proper name; Drona, the son of Bharadwaja, and the Acharya or teacher of the Pandava princes. E. droṇa as above, and ācārya a preceptor; also with kan added droṇācāryaka .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Droṇācārya (द्रोणाचार्य):—[from droṇa] m. D° as teacher of the Kuru and Pāṇḍu princes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Droṇācārya (द्रोणाचार्य):—[droṇā+cārya] (ryyaḥ) 1. m. Drona the teacher of the Pāndu princes.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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