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DHRSHTADYUMNA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Brother of Draupadi, and commander-in-chief of the Pandava armies. He killed, somewhat unfairly in combat, Drona, who had beheaded his father, and he in his turn was killed by Drona's son, Aswatthaman, who stamped him to death with his feet, as he lay asleep.

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