Dhrishtadyumna (धृष्टद्युम्न) meaning "daring [and having] splendor" or similar), also known as Draupada, was the son of Drupada and brother of Draupadi and Shikhandi in the epic Mahābhārata. He was the Maharathi (commander) of the Pandava army during the great battle, and he killed Dronacharya on the 14th day of Kurukshetra war.
After the Kurukshetra war, Dhrishtdyumna was killed by Drona's son Ashwatthama as a revenge to his father's death. Ashwatthama hit Dhrishtadyumna with a sword while he was in deep sleep.
Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 63 mentions about the birth of Dhrishtadyumna.
- "Then was born Dhrishtadyumna, of the splendour of Agni himself, from the sacrificial fire. And the mighty hero was born with bow in hand for the destruction of Drona."
- तथैव धृष्टद्युम्नॊ ऽपि साक्षाद अग्निसमद्युतिः
- वैताने कर्मणि तते पावकात समजायत
- वीरॊ दरॊण विनाशाय धनुषा सह वीर्यवान Mahabharata (1.63.91)
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