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Kripa, also often called Kripacharya, was the chief priest at the court of Hastinapura, in the Mahabharata. He was the son of Sharadvan and Janapadi. His twin sister Kripi married Drona, weapons master to the court. In the epic Mahabharata, Hastinapura is the capital of the Kauravas, the desendents of Kuru, which include the Pandavas In the present world Hastinapura is a small town called Hastinapur, 37km from Meerut and 120km from Delhi. ... The Mahabharata (Devanagari: महाभारत, phonetically Mahabharata - see note), sometimes just called Bharata, is one of the two major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the other being the Ramayana. ... In the epic Mahabharata, Drona is the royal guru to the Kauravas and the Pandavas. ...

He fought in the great battle, and survived. He was appointed to be the teacher and preceptor of Parikshit, the son of Arjuna. The name is written Kṛpa in IAST transliteration. In Hindu mythology, Arjuna is one of the heroes of the epic Mahabharata. ... IAST, or International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration is the academic standard for writing the Sanskrit language with the Latin alphabet and very similar to National Library at Calcutta romanization standard being used with many Indic scripts. ...

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Kripa Sagar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Born Kripa Das on May 4, 1875 in village Pipnakha in the outskirts of Gujranwala, now a major town in Pakistan, Kripa Sagar was successively a teacher, an editor, a banker, an officer of the University of the Punjab, and a publisher.
Kripa Sagar wrote extensively on Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Punjab.
Kripa Sagar succumbed to illness on May 19, 1939 at Ramgali Lahore.
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