Socal Studies, Hindi English, India, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Allahabad, Kolkata, Banglore, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Story of Ekalavya Near his house, under a tree Eklavya installed a clay idol of Dronacharya that he worshiped as his Guru!. The story of Eklavya and Guru Dronacharya from Mahabharata is recounted as an example of a loyalty and dedication. Read the complete story. Do you want to teach your kids about the stories of gurus and disciples? If yes, then the story of Eklavya is the perfect choice!.

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Having said this much, let us now return to Eklavya. Try to find out, which topics give you a high. In time faith, courage and perseverance transformed Eklavya the mere tribal hunter into Eklavya the extraordinary archer. Your email address will not be published. As they were busy practicing, they suddenly chanced upon the “stuffed” dog, and ellavya who could have pulled off such a feat of archery. The Lion was the King of the forest.

The Story of Eklavya and Dronacharya – Indian Mythology for Kids

To ask for the thumb of an archer was equivalent stody almost kill him! Drona sent him back from the Ashram after being called not able to learn archery. Eklavya was stunned at Arjuna’s behaviour. Even though he was a hunter by birth, being the son of the chief of hunters in the forests of Hastinapur, he aspired to become a great archer and a brave warrior.

But the tranquility and silence was broken by constant barking of a dog. Ekalavya aspired to study archery in the gurukul of Guru Drona. In Indonesian legend, in a former life Ekalavaya was king Phalgunadikilled by Drona and reborn as Dhrishtadyumna to avenge the killing. Most of the learning comes from your own hard work and dedication and through regular and continuous practice. They waited with bated breath. Later, Sttory worked as an archer for King Jarasandha.


About Eklavya

Who is your Guru? Arjun had the luxury of getting personal ztory from Dronacharya all the time while Eklavya only had the inspiration and determination with him.

Unruffled and with due humility, cheerfully and without protest, stoty cut his right thumb and placed at the feet of Dronacharya.

He, along with the Pandavas, set out to look for the archer. This incident also established Eklavya as an ideal student in the times to come. His father saw that something troubled Eklavya.

The Story of Eklavya and Dronacharya – Stories from Indian Mythology

eklvya You may post your doubts there and wait for others to respond. Then, without the slightest hesitation, Eklavya drew out his knife and cut his thumb! So every morning he would pray to the idol and practice throughout the day. Silence befell on everyone. The sage was surprised to see a strange boy addressing him. Resolute in his determination to learn archery, he went back to the forest. He told the Pandavas that if somebody was such a good archer then he surely needed to be met.

Though Eklavya had never seen Drona before, he put his guess at work. Drona met Eklavya and assessed his skills ib were certainly much superior to those of Arjun. His father remained silent. But the tribal boy betrayed no englis of pain, and held out his severed thumb to Dronacharya.


The Gurukul is the place where the students resided together as equals, irrespective of their social standing. He made a statue of Dronacharya and selected a secluded clearing in stry forests to place it. He continued, ” Father, I know that we belong to the hunting tribe, but I want to be a warrior, father, not a mere hunter. Day after day, he took his bow and arrow, worshipped the statue of Drona and started practice.

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The Story of Eklavya – Short Stories

But the Guru is a wise and learned man. He carved a statue of Drona on a tree trunk in the forest and started practising in front of it. He looked at his teacher in horror and disbelief. Curious and perhaps a little disappointed, Arjun inquired Eklavya about his Guru. Eklavya was overjoyed at this. Naturally the curious Arjuna asked his Gurudev as to who could have done this wtory job.

You may also like. Dronacharya also realized that Eklavya had the skills to surpass even Arjuna. Drona was amazed, but also distressed,because he became aware that ekalavya has become a greater archer than Arjuna and his promise to make Arjuna the best cannot be fulfilled now.