By Swami Harshananda
Each section of Mahābhārata is named as parva. The seventh book of the Mahābhārata, is known as the Droṇaparva. It contains the exploits of the teacher Droṇācārya until his death by the hands of Dhṛṣṭadyumna, the commander- in-chief of the Pāṇḍava army.
- Parva means a knot or a joint or a book.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore