Kripacharya is another notable character of Hindu epic Mahabharata. He was mostly known for his teaching and expertise in martial art. He was a good archer as well. Kripacharya was very close to Bhishma and Vidur. Kripacharya was one of the seven Chiranjivis. His initial name was Kripa but he worked as a teacher therefore he was known as Kripacharya.
Once there was a great sage Gautam and he had a son name Sharadwan. Sharadwan was very brave and excellent archer as well. His publicity spread all over the world in a very short span of time. Once Sharadwan started meditation of lord Shiva, due to Sharadwan this act leader of gods Indra got tensed and he send a beautiful lady Nampadi to divert Sharadwan’s meditation. After seen Nampadi Sharadwan become over exited and his sperms withdraw automatically. Sperm drop of Sharadwan fell into a weed and this weed split into two parts. From these two weed parts a boy and girl were born. The boy was Kripa and girl was Kripi.
Young age of Kripacharya:
Kripacharya and his sister Kripi was adopted by Shantanu. Shantanu was the king of Hastinapur and Bhishma was the son and care take of Hastinapur. Kripacharya was as great archer as his father Sharadwan. Kripacharya impressed Bhishma by his expertise in martial art and Bhishma appointed him as military guru of Pandva’s and Kaurava’s. Later on due to several political responsibilities Kripacharya gave resignation as a teacher and Dronacharya appointed in place of him. Kripacharya’s sister Kripi was married to Dronacharya.
Kripacharya during war of Mahabharata:
Kripacharya was one of the Maharathis who fought against Panduva’s. Kripacharya never wanted war he always believe that Pandava’s demands are fair. Before going to battle field Kripacharya decided that he will never kill any Pandava’s. After the dead of Karna, Dhruyodhana appointed Kripacharya as army chief. As Bheem killed Dhuryodhana in battle field, the war ended at that instant.