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In the Mahabharata, Dhristadyumna is the adopted son of King Drupada of Panchala. He emerges with his sister Draupadi from a fire, after a yagna is done by Draupada under the supervision of Yaja and Upayaja to create a son who will avenge his humiliation under Drona. He was on the Pandavas side. He killed Drona in the war through deceit. Unfortunately, he was killed by Ashwathama, son of Dronacharya, at the end of the war. It is recorded that at the end of the war, only 8 or 10 people were left alive, out of the millions that participated in this Great War. The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahābhārata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is the great religious and philosophical epic of India. ... Drupada is a character in the Mahabharata. ... In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Draupadi is the daughter of King Drupada. ... In the epic Mahabharata, Drona is the royal guru to the Kauravas and the Pandavas. ... In the epic Mahabharata Ashwathama was the son of the royal guru, Dronacharya. ...

He is sometimes called Draupada (son of Drupada).

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The Mahabharata, Book 7: Drona Parva: Ghatotkacha-badha Parva: Section CLXX (1585 words)
And as Dhrishtadyumna proceeded for accomplishing the destruction of Drona, the Panchalas and the Pandavas, O king, surrounded him.
Indeed, O king, Dhrishtadyumna, in that dreadful battle, quickly pierced Drona himself, and Karna, and Drona's son, and thy son.
Wait!' Dhrishtadyumna then pierced Drumasena in return with three straight arrows, in the encounter, which were equipped with wings of gold, steeped in oil, and capable of taking the life of him at whom they are sped.
The Mahabharata, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 59 (1419 words)
The son of Radha, too, O monarch, singly resisted the Pancalas and the Pandavas and the (five) sons of Draupadi and Yudhamanyu and the mighty car-warrior Satyaki, in consequence of which feat he became the cynosure of all eyes.
Then Dhrishtadyumna in that battle cut off the very tough and formidable bow of Drona's son, as also all his arrows resembling snakes of virulent poison.
Seeing Dhrishtadyumna dragged, O ruler of men by his enemy, the mighty Partha sped many arrows at the son of Drona.
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