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KARNA

Parashurama's Disciple

Karna made bold and went to the hermitage of Parashurama. He prostrated before him. Parashurama asked:

"Who are you, Child

"They call me Karna."

"Why did you come to me?"

"You are regarded as a matchless and outstanding warrior. You know the intricacies of archery. I wish to become your pupil. Do not reject me."

When he observed Karna's humility and love of learning, Parashurama took pity on him. As Parashurama desired Karna gladly demonstrated his skill. Parashurama was surprised at his dexterity andconcentration. He felt Karna's skill was beyond his years. He also felt that Karna deserved to be his pupil. He agreed to teach Karna the art of archery. Karna was overjoyed.

In those days only Kshatriyas and Brahmins were allowed to stay with and learn archery from a teacher.

Parashurama hated that Kshatriyas. Therefore he had decided to teach archery only to Brahmins. He thought Karna was a Brahmin. And Karna refrained from telling him that he was not a Brahmin.

Karna's training proceeded without any hindrance. He would grasp his teacher's instructions instantly. He would carry them out perfectly, at the first attempt. Thus Karna grasped the technique of archery from the teacher. And he served his teacher with affection. Quite some time passed.

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Karna - A Great Hero Of 'Mahabharata'.
About Karna
Introduction
A Treasure On The Waves
"I Must Become His Disciple"
You are Here! Parashurama's Disciple
The Curse Of Parashurama
In Hastinavati
"Partha, Do Not Be Proud"
The King Of Anga
Duryodhana's Bosom Friend
"Come, Karna, Be The Emperor"
"Duryodhana Is Everything To me"
"Be The Mother Of Five Children"
"I Will Not Fight Now"
"Granfather Forgive Me"
Karna The Supreme Commander
Death In The Service Of The Master
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