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Hinduism - Who Are The Kauravas In Hindu Mythology?


The Kauravas are the hundred sons of King Dhrtarashtra in the Mahabharata, the later of the two major Hindu epics, and the epic's enemies to the Pandava heroes.

As descendants of Kuru, King Shantanu's ancestor, the Kauravas get their name.

The Kaurava boys are born in an unconventional way, as is common in Hindu mythology.

Gandhari, their mother, obtains the sage Vyasa's benediction (ashirvad) that she would have one hundred boys.

Her pregnancy is more than two years long.

She gives birth to a large lump of meat when she becomes impatient and attempts to accelerate the delivery.

Gandhari should split the lump and set each piece in a saucepan of clarified butter, according to Vyasa (ghee).

Each of the 101 pots eventually breaks open, revealing a hundred lovely lads and a solitary girl, Dussala.

The two oldest sons, Duryodhana and Duhshasana, are the most significant of the hundred sons. 


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Hinduism - Who Is Duhshasana?



Duhshasana is one of Dhrtarashtra's hundred sons, known collectively as the Kauravas, in the Mahabharata, the later of the two major Hindu epics. 

The fight for dominance between the Kauravas and their cousins, the Pandavas, is at the core of the Mahabharata, and the Pandavas are the epic's heroes. 

After the oldest Pandava, Yudhishthira, loses everything—including Draupadi—in a game of dice, Duhshasana becomes renowned for his disobedience against the Pandavas' common wife Draupadi. 

Duhshasana takes Draupadi into the gaming hall by her hair and her clothing, which are soiled by her monthly blood; he also tries to disrobe Draupadi by ripping off her sari, but is thwarted by the deity Krishna, who magically extends Draupadi's sari indefinitely. 

Duhshasana's actions in this incident only serve to exacerbate the animosity between the two families. 

Bhima, Draupadi's husband and a Pandava brother known for his physical prowess, pledges to revenge the insult by tearing open Duhshasana's chest and consuming his blood, while Draupadi vows to keep her hair unbound until she may bathe it in Duhshasana's blood. 

During the Mahabharata battle, Duhshasana fights his brother Duryodhana and is finally murdered by Bhima, who thus fulfills both Bhima and Draupadi's awful promises. 

Before murdering Duhshasana, Bhima cuts off the hand that had been holding Draupadi's hair and beats Duhshasana with his own severed limb as an added measure of vengeance. 



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Hinduism - Who Was Duhshasana, And The Kauravas?


 Duhshasana is one of Dhrtarashtra's hundred sons, known collectively as the Kauravas, in the Mahabharata, the later of the two major Hindu epics. 

The fight for dominance between the Kauravas and their cousins, the Pandavas, is at the core of the Mahabharata, and the Pandavas are the epic's heroes. 

After the oldest Pandava, Yudhishthira, loses everything—including Draupadi—in a game of dice, Duhshasana becomes renowned for his disobedience against the Pandavas' common wife Draupadi. 

Duhshasana takes Draupadi into the gaming hall by her hair and her clothing, which are soiled by her monthly blood; he also tries to disrobe Draupadi by ripping off her sari, but is thwarted by the deity Krishna, who magically extends Draupadi's sari indefinitely. 

Duhshasana's actions in this incident only serve to exacerbate the animosity between the two families. 

Bhima, Draupadi's husband and a Pandava brother known for his physical prowess, pledges to revenge the insult by tearing open Duhshasana's chest and consuming his blood, while Draupadi vows to keep her hair unbound until she may bathe it in Duhshasana's blood. 

During the Mahabharata battle, Duhshasana fights his brother Duryodhana and is finally murdered by Bhima, who thus fulfills both Bhima and Draupadi's awful promises. 

Before murdering Duhshasana, Bhima cuts off the hand that had been holding Draupadi's hair and beats Duhshasana with his own severed limb as an added measure of vengeance. 



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Be sure to check out my writings on religion here.