The Spirit of Dronacharya

Reena Saxena

The guide, Jay, stopped talking on reaching this spot, folded his hands in a namaskar, and bowed in obeisance for a minute. He moved a few steps back, and then, proceeded to inform us in a low voice,

“The great Guru Dronacharya used to rest here. One of his favorite students, Arjuna, had carved out this bed, for the teacher to relax. Folklore says that his spirit still comes here to meditate, and hence, we take care, not to disturb him.”

We followed the guide’s actions, clicked a few pictures and then, moved away to talk over a shell of  coconut water, served in the coconut with a  straw.

“Tell us, Jay, did Arjuna specialize in manufacturing beds? He made one from arrows for his revered granduncle, Bhishma, and that became his death-bed”

“Arjuna was turned into an epitome of flexibility, by Lord Krishna, to fulfil the goal of winning…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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