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posted Dec 3, 2014, 5:30 PM by Balvihar Teachers 5A   [ updated Aug 29, 2015, 8:48 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Story of Dronacharya, Arjuna's Supremacy:
 Last week we learnt that the Pandavas came back with Kunti to Hastinapur after the death of their father Pandu. The Pandavas and Kauravas grew up in Hastinapur under the tutelage of various gurus.  Dronacharya was a prominent character in the MahaBharat, he was the arms and artillery teacher for the Pandavas and Kauravas.  
Drona was the son of sage Bharadwaj; Drona in his young age attended gurukul ( school) with Drupada the prince of Panchala.  Drona and Drupada were very good friends growing up and Drupada had promised Drona that he would his friend any day in time of need. When such an ocassion arised Drupada refused to accept his friend. This caused a lot of anger in Drona and he wanted revenge against Drupada. 
Drona went on to acquire the skills of using weapons from Sage Parashuram and used this skill to become the guru for the Pandavas and Kauravas.  His only intention was to someday get revenge against Drupada.
Arjuna soon became the favorite student of Dronacharya and was promised that he will be made the best archer with skills unparalleled. Arjuna in turn kept his promise to his guru by capturing Drupada and thus bringing Drona the revenge he was looking for.

Balvihar Administrator,
Dec 3, 2014, 5:30 PM