Jun 15, 2024, 11:23 AM IST

Who was Ashwatthama? Why was he cursed by Lord Krishna?

Mahipal Chouhan

Trailer Release and Premiere Date: The trailer of 'Kalki 2898 AD' has been released, and the film will hit theaters on June 27, 2024.

Amitabh Bachchan's Role: Amitabh Bachchan is playing the character of Ashwatthama in the film.

Mythological Belief: According to mythology, Ashwatthama is believed to still be alive on earth.

Ashwatthama's Parentage: Ashwatthama was the son of Guru Dronacharya and his wife Kripi.

Birth and Divine Blessings: Guru Dronacharya and Kripi performed penance and were blessed by Lord Shiva with a son, Ashwatthama, known for his exceptional abilities.

Divine Gem: Ashwatthama was born with a divine gem called 'Siron Ratna' on his forehead, making him powerful and immortal.

Mahabharata War Deeds: On the 18th day of the Mahabharata war, Ashwatthama killed Draupadi's five sons and attempted to kill the unborn child of Uttara, Arjun's daughter-in-law.

Krishna's Curse: In response, Shri Krishna cursed Ashwatthama to wander the earth as a leper for eternity, unable to die and perpetually suffering.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports