Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Kripa - Guru of the Kurus


Kripa was born from the vitality of Sardhwan, a son of Gautama. He also had a twin sister named Kripi, who married Drona. Both Kripa and his sister were found by Shantanu in the forest and were brought up in his palace. Kripa became very learned in the scriptures and was also a skilled warrior. Once he came of age, he became the preceptor of the Kurus.

Impelled by his affection for his nephew Ashwatthama, he fought the great Kurukshetra war on the side of the Kauravas. He was one of the few great warriors on the Kaurava side to survive the war, but he forever brought shame on his name, by aiding in his nephew Ashwatthama's murders at the end of the war.

Last Modified At: Wed Oct 20 00:59:04 2004