Dronacarya, aka: Droṇācārya, Drona-acarya; 2 Definition(s)
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Alternative spellings of this word include Dronacharya.
General definition (in Hinduism)
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.Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
Droṇācārya (द्रोणाचार्य).—see द्रोण (droṇa) above.
Derivable forms: droṇācāryaḥ (द्रोणाचार्यः).
Droṇācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms droṇa and ācārya (आचार्य).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 7 - The Son of Drona Punished < [Canto I - The Creation]
Chapter 49 - Akrura’s Mission in Hastinapura < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 21 - The Dynasty of Bharata < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)
Nectar of Devotion (by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 71 - Viṣṇu’s One Thousand Names (Viṣṇusahasranāma) < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]