Sri Ashwathama Jayanti
Aśvatthāmā, the great warrior from Mahābhārata and the parameṣṭi guru (3 layers higher) of this Śrī Vidyā lineage. The word Aśvatthāmā, literally translates to the one, who has the strength of a horse. Legend goes that the baby born to sage Droṇa and Kṛpī, cried out with a horse like tone and hence was named as Aśvatthāmā. He is one of the seven ciranjīva-s (immortals). At the end of the Great War, Lord Kṛṣṇa calms down the great warrior and reminds him of the futility of war and revenge and his duties to scholarly pursuits. He admonishes him, to confine himself to loneliness and abandon worldly desires.
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