Hindu - Son of Drona and Kripa. His father, a general of the Kauravas, died at the hand of the Pandava leader, Dhrishtadymna, when he was told that Asvathaman was dead. His son, very much alive, set out to avenge his father and found himself fighting Shiva. He immolated himself but, inspired by the god, attacked the Pandava camp, killing every soldier in it, including Dhrishtadymna. He killed Uttara's son, Parikshit, while he was still in utero so that he was born dead. Krishna restored the boy to life and cursed Ashvathaman who fled but was captured by Arjuna. In some references, called Ashvathaman, Ashvatthaman or Ashvatthaman.

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