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EKALAVYA

The Guru's Agony and Ecstasy

Ekalavya treated the distinguished guests to a feast of delicious fruits, milk, etc. He later demonstrated to them his prowess in archery. Arrows flew in all directions in novel formations.

Ekalavya gratefully told Drona: 'Sir, all this is the result of your kind blessing. As long as I remember you, none of the arrows I send forth can fail to hit the target, Acharya, I have also learnt to aim at the source of any sound! I sat in prayer before your idol and during the worship, the whole knowledge came to me. How can I forget your generosity?' His eyes were closed in reverence.

Dronacharya was thrilled at the words and actions of Ekalavya. His heart melted with deep affection for this unique pupil. Seeing the devotion with which be worshipped his idol, his eyes swelled with tears of emotion. I am lucky to have such a pupil', he told himself. When he remembered the object of his visit, Drona shuddered in agony. Should this poor boy suffer because of a promise I made to a prince? Should his life's ambition collapse shatteringly? Drona felt grieved.

Arjuna and Ashwatthama sat transfixed upon witnessing Ekalavya's skills. They forgot themselves and began applauding him.

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Ekalavya - He worshipped an idol of his 'Guru' and mastered archery and presented his thumb as fee to him.
About Ekalavya
Introduction
The Brave Jungle-Boy
Lover Of Animals
Who Will Be The Guru?
Dronacharya
'He Alone Is My Guru'
"You Too Are My Disciple"
Before The Guru's Image
Who Is This Expert Archer?

Two Disciples

The Guru's Promise
'Do Not Insult My Guru'
The Next Course
Here Comes My Guru
You are Here! The Guru's Agony And Ecstasy
Guru-Dakshina
'Please Accept My Fee'
The End
Ideal Pupil
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