Do you know the SHOCKING story behind the immotality of Ashwatthama ?The Story of the Immortal in ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ Revealed!


In a recent reveal, the creators of “Kalki 2898 AD” showcased the first glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan’s portrayal of the iconic character Ashwatthama. Shared alongside a one-minute character introduction video, viewers caught a glimpse of Bachchan in tattered robes, embodying the aged and battle-worn persona of Ashwatthama.

The teaser also unveiled a striking detail—Ashwatthama adorned with a gemstone on his forehead, a symbol of his mythical status. This revelation has sparked curiosity among audiences, prompting questions about the immortal’s significance and his connection to the Narmada Parikrama.


The recent release of a glimpse featuring Ashwatthama, adorned with a gemstone on his forehead, has reignited curiosity about the legendary figure from Hindu mythology. Who is this immortal warrior, and why is he unable to die? What connects Ashwatthama to the sacred Narmada Parikrama, and what significance does he hold in the context of Kaliyuga?

Since his mythical birth, Ashwatthama’s life has been shrouded in legend and intrigue. Born to Drona and Kripi after years of penance to Lord Shiva, Ashwatthama entered the world with a unique omen—he is said to have emerged with a sound resembling a horse’s neigh, hence his name, which translates to ‘sacred voice resembling that of a horse.’

Blessed with a protective gemstone, Ashwatthama grew up under humble circumstances until his father, Drona, had the opportunity to train the Pandavas. Alongside them, Ashwatthama honed his skills and became a formidable warrior. During the Kurukshetra War, he fought alongside the Kauravas, driven by loyalty to his father.

However, tragedy struck when Drona fell victim to Lord Krishna’s clever deception, leading to his demise. Enraged by the loss, Ashwatthama unleashed havoc upon the Pandavas, committing atrocities that shook the battlefield. In retaliation, Lord Krishna cursed Ashwatthama with immortality, condemning him to wander the earth until the arrival of Kaliyuga.

Ashwatthama’s connection to the Narmada Parikrama further adds to his mystique. Legend has it that performing this pilgrimage could make him visible. To honor this belief, the character of Ashwatthama was unveiled at the holy banks of the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh, evoking emotional responses from devotees.

The Narmada Parikrama, spanning 3800 km from Madhya Pradesh to Gujarat, holds immense spiritual significance, believed to be blessed by Lord Shiva. Locals in these regions have reported sightings of Ashwatthama, adding to the folklore surrounding the immortal warrior.

As tales of Ashwatthama continue to captivate imaginations, his enigmatic presence and enduring legacy serve as a reminder of the timeless mysteries woven into Hindu mythology.