Ninth lord if in mruduswabhava rasi or in aspect or association of Jupiter ,the native will have Gurubhakti . if associated with malefics the native will go against Guru .

Ninth lord in navasmsa if placed well , the navamsa lord if aspected by jupiter , the person will be endowed with guru bhakti , if afflicted the person will offend his preceptors.

  • Ekalavya is known for the Guru bhakti in the popular history,
  • His story has been celebrated as cruelty on part of Guru Dronacharya
  • Also Ekalavya has been portrayed as that of being a victim to the partiality of Acharya Drona ,for his love towards Arjun.
  • Ekalavya is supposed to have learnt everything all by himself .
  • Ekalvya is portrayed as one from lower caste and untouchable.
  • Ekalavya is seen as another victim of Pandav favoritism ,just like Karna
  • Incidently Ekalavya is brother-in law of Karna .

Contrary to the above popular belief let me give you the real facts to uncover the myth  about EKALAVYA .

Before venturing into the character named Ekalavya ,it is important to know the greatness of Acharya Drona .

  • Dronacharya was a man without desires ,he used to live on shillonch vrutti [ that which prohibits one to ask anything from anyone ]
  • He was taught astra Vidya By Lord Parshurama [ not different from Krishna] .
  • He was very devoted to Lord and his Guru .
  • He was true to his profession of teaching and to his employers and kept his words always.
  • Arjuna had promised to caryy his mission [ to conquer Drupad] ,and thus HE had promised Arjun to make him the greatest Archer .
  • Archery consists of plain skill of holding bow and relieving arrows + knowledge of astras [missiles]
  • Without knowledge  of missiles plain archery is of limited use.
  • Astras involve usage of vedic techniques .[these can be learnt only from Guru ]
  • Drona was divine personality , his grace would make anyone a great .
  • Now let us move to Ekalavya ,

    • Ekalavya was not a lower caste , He was nishada prince [ a son of nishad king].
    • Nishada is a caste sprung from the intermixing of bramhins and sudras[ parasava + kshatra] . These are tribes that dwell in forests and are adept in various skills from hunting to boating . They form an important part of forest life and governance in general , as they are cheitains overwhich a kingdom stands.
    • Ekalavya and his father etc were in the service of Kashi raja .
  • Ekalavya went to Drona to learn Vidya Why?
    • Ekalavya had a inherent hate towards Lord Krishna .
    • Ekalavya was the incarnation of demon MAnimanta .
    • He had gone into deep forest to learn astras from Pisachas .[ Paisaach vidya and paisaach astras]
    • He had used them against Krishna but could not succeed ,thus he understood that he should acquire Deva astras .
    • Only Guru Drona could impart such Knowledge .
    • Thus he Approached Drona
  • Why did Drona reject Ekalavya ?
    • Drona knew he was inherently a hater of Lord Srikrishna [ His Guru not diffrent from Parashurama]
    • Entertaining him would be to go against his Guru .
    • Secondly By then Guru Drona was in the service of teaching Princes of Hastinapur.
    • School where Princes are taught ordinary citizens are not allowed to learn by their side.
    • Only Royals  and bramhins in Royal service  could enroll themselves in such schools.
    • This is the reason why even Karna was rejected .
    • Those were the days when Governance itself was beased on a caste .
    • Hence an outcaste could not have dared to go to a bramhin [ A Royal servicemenin the service of Monarch of the world] to teach him if it were against rules .So Ekalavya was not an outcaste . neither a low born because astra vidya could be taught to only higher caste warriors.
  • Disappointed Ekalavya went to the forest , prepared a IDOL of Dronachary and started practising the archery .
    • This gave him profound mastery in archery .
    • This is not the greatness of Ekalavya but greatness of Dronacharya himself ,that even worshipping his idol too gave extraordinary brilliance in the vidya. If this was not so , then Ekalavya could have practised all by himself without the idol . But He knew the greatness of Drona and thus resorted to this form of Practise.
    • This shows extreme determination of Ekalvya to gain the vidya [ determination to kill Krishna] .
    • But all daitya [rakshasas ,demons] are known to have done tapasya earlier and gained boons from Shiva and others , this is just another example of Ekalavya doing tapasya to Dronacharya.
  • Dronacharya asked his right thumb
    • When in the forst ,royal dog was stopped from barking by Ekalavya [without hurting the dog , ekalavya had gagged the dog with the arrows]
    • This created a concern in the mind of Arjun and asked whether Drona was true to his words.
    • Drona to keep his words and to prevent Ekalavya from going against his guru [ Lord] and principles , asked for his right Thumb as Gurudakshina .
  • Ekalavya cut off his thumb
    • because , he knew refusing Gurudaksina would render his Vidya useless [ just as Karna had suffered] thus it is better to give up the thumb rather than risking curse.
    • Dronacharya was divine from the fact that he restored The THUMB equivalent to Arjun in plain archery and less stiff when using astras .
    • This way Acharya Drona fulfilled his words and also kept his duty .
  • Later on th mount Raivat Dronacharya taught Astra Vidyas to Ekalavya .
  • Equipped with the Astra Vidya ,

    • Ekalavya along with Paundraka Vaasudeva [ another son of Vasudev from the diti ] attacked Dwaraka in the night .
    • Krishna had gone to Kailash to beget a son .
    • Satyaki and Balaraam alongwith the army fought with the Ekalavya and Paundraka Vaasudeva their army with lamps.
    • Ekalavya and others extinguished all the lamps .
    • So Balaraam went to back to bring additional Lamps
    • Satyaki kept at bay both Ekalvya and Paundraka .
    • Just then Krishna returned , he cut all the weapons of Ekalavya and Paundraka and destroyed their chariots.
    • Balaraam then happy at the return of Krishna , with full vigour raised his musal and attacked Ekalavya .
    • Ekalvya afraid of furious Balraam , started running away .
    • HE ran and fell in the ocean .
    • Balaram stood near the banks , but ekalavya fearing and assuming Balraam is chasing , swam 80 yojanas and reached an island . there he looked back and seeing Balraam at the banks relieved a sigh .
    • Then Ekalavya undervent tapasya to Shiva to get the boon of being defeatless . ever victorious .
    • Shiva granted him the boon .
    • Now with much more pride and strength Ekalavya attacked Krishna again and used all the astras given by Drona and Shiva but Krishna cut all the astras and finally with his Sudarshan cut his head off .

    Story of Ekalavya is the portrayal of greatness of Dronacharya as how when in dilemma a man should act and yet uphold the Dharma ,and duty towards society , king , Guru and pupils and finally towards GOD .

    Gurubhakti is not in showing histrionics before GURU , Guru bhakti is in total surrender to teacher , obeying his everyword , upholding his every value and treading the path shown by him. Ekalavya only showed histrionics and acted contrarily to his guru’s views , loyalties and culture and principles.This is GURU DROHA , thus  finally he achieved nothing and met with death at a young age at the hands of Lord SRIKRISHNA .

    krishnarpanamastu

    Comments on: "Ekalavya – the GuruDrohi" (8)

    1. what an illogical rubbish.

      If i ask you just one question how much evidence do you have. Then your ans must be No. But let me revel the truth as much as i know.

      He attacked on the Krishna’s kingdom because he run away with Rukmani(The daughter of the Ekalavya’s King)(wikipedia)

      ShriKrishan killed him because they know that if Ekalavya will live then it would be very difficult to won the mahabharata.(Bhagawat Geeta). Because that was the fight between right and wrong. And krishna also killed Dronacharya,Bhism etc say that all of these were Deomn.

      Dronacharya’s son Aswtathama :- Once in korava’s kingdom there was some kind of worship. Then korva’s argued to krishna to start the worship. Then Aswatathama said that Eklavya is more senior and is more superior then SriKrishna so he should start the worship.

      SriKrishna told that I’m the one who lives inside every one. Then how can Eklavya be different from him. And this is just the case of Body .SriKrishna also had to follow the rule of all of these.

      I am not the critics of any one .I am just want to say don’t write any thing without any proof.
      Hare Krishna

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      • Kindly give proof where it is written ASHWATHTHAMA said that ekalavya is more respectable tha KRISHNA .. I THINK THERE CANNOT BE ANY DUBIOU STATEMENT THAN THIS .. without prrof …

        in your enthusiasm to back EKLAVYA you have raised him higher than KRISHN nd you end your POST with HARE KRISHNA shame on you … IS THERE ANY ONE BOOK OR PURANA OR GRANTHA WHICH EQUATES OR RAISES KRISHNA GREATER THAN HUMANS ,. NOT A SINGLE one .. WHEN YOU DONT KNOW SOMETHING ONE MUST REMAIN SILENT AND BACOME LAUGHING STOCK BY MAKING UNAUTHENTIC STATEMENTS AND showing oneself as a GRAND FOOL ..

        EKLAVY WAS from BHILLs forest DWELLERS considered as outcaste and hence rejected to even teach .. ASHWATHTHAMA a bramhin and great KRSIHNA BHAKTA HOW COME ON EARTH HE WILL SAY AN OUTCASTE AS MORE RESPECTABLE [ when his own father refused to even teach ] THAN GOD HIMSELF … that too in the days when CASTE RULED the roost …

        PLEASE HAVE A THOROUGH CHECKUP once …perhaps then you will know what kind of statement you have made !

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      • Lol@karn, what you have written is laughable. You have no consistency in the “illogical rubbish” statements you have made yourself and it shows you don’t understand and respect that Krishna is God. Demonstrating this kind of “rubbish” shows you are confused and you don’t even know how to put across your arguments in the right manner – shows lack of intelligence.
        Wikipedia is not an authentic source – anybody can make changes in there.
        Bhagawat Geeta – well which version and author are you referring to?
        Karn “I am not the critics of any one .I am just want to say don’t write any thing without any proof”
        Did you forget you started off by saying “what an illogical rubbish” – you are being critical without any proof. Do a self reality check and sort yourself out before its even more late.

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    2. EXCELLENT article Guruji……loved reading it….this was some story to read :D
      I have never been able to understand Guruji………..evil people lack mind or what??

      Eklavaya how did he think of ATTCKING SHRI KRISHNA?? Didn’ he know SHRI KRISHNA was God and thus undefeatable??

      Or do evil people think they can defeat GOD too??

      Are evil epople foolish too Guruji……i have felt this often but a confirmation wold help……but it is practical to think that nobody can defeat God, infact HE shouldn’t be defeated at all, why even try….abut evil logo ko itna bhi samajh nahi aata kya Guruji (i am serously asking….lack of mind or what???)

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    3. Jagadeesh Rayapuri said:

      Mr.Chiraan,

      I do not know who you are. But you must be a dullard. Please keep your Gyan with you & better not write bull shit about Ekalavya.
      If you really know who is Ekalavya you wouldn’t have written this. First Change your Perverted mind.

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      Respected,

      Mr.Chiraan ji, Please read the below History references of “Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya”. Also read Harivamsa.

      Ekalavya was born to Devashrava (brother of Vasudeva} Ekalavya’s mother was a Dravidian Bhil Nishadha woman. Nishadhas were treated as low caste people, as they were mixed race people, Since Vasudeva was the father of Krishna, Ekalavya was blood related brother to Sri Krishna and was raised by Hiranyadhanus, the leader (King) of the Nishadhas, who was a commander in the army of Jarasandha (the king of Magadha)

      Please know why & under which circumstances was Ekalavya killed by Lord Krishna.

      Ekalavya worked as a confidant of King Jarasandh. At the time of Rukmini’s Swayamvar, he acted as the messenger between Shishupala and Rukmini’s father Bhishmaka, at Jarasandh’s behest. Bhishmaka decides that Rukmini should marry Shishupala, but instead Rukmini elopes with Krishna. Ekalavya is later killed by Krishna, who hurls a rock against him, in a conflict against Jarasandh’s army.

      Jagadeesh Ekalavya Rayapuri.

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    4. Pranam Chiraan jee,

      If Drona did reject Ekalavya earlier because he(Ekalavya) was inherently a hater of Lord Srikrishna then Why Dronacharya taught Astra Vidyas to Ekalavya Later on the mount Raivat ? Is it because he got his Gurudakshina?

      Please pardon me if I errored in anyway asking this question.

      Regards

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      • chiraan said:

        Lord Shiva gives boons to rakshasas even if he knows they are haters of God , this is because one who tries must get rewarded is the principle laid by God himself , Dronacharya is no less than a deity , earlier when Eklavya approached he was just a aspirant so he was rejected on his inherent credentials [ today nurseries take test for a child even for admission for LKG pre nurdssery etc , and see how acceptable it is to the society , a test of inherent capabilities] But when Ekalavya showed extraordinary determenination and respect towards Drona’s teaching capabilities ,what he did was akin to rakshasa doing tapasa to Lrd shiva or any diety and just as these rakshasa were elegible for boon , so was ekalavya . and not because a gurudakshina was given . pervert thoughts give pervert conclusions , faith in great people give great result , this should be lesson learnt from Ekalavya , it is demonstration of Drona’s greatness and not Ekalavyas learning capability without guru which most people assume . If he could have learnt without gurur then there was no neccessity for Drona’s statue for practise. What Drona could give hsi statue also could give the same . IDOL worship.

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