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Hinduism - Who Is Gandhari In The Mahabharata?


In the Mahabharata, the second of the two major Hindu epics, a figure appears.

Gandhari is the wife of Dhrtarashtra, the blind king, and the mother of the Kauravas, the epic's enemies, a group of lads.

Gandhari expresses her love for her blind spouse by wearing a blindfold over her eyes and thereby sharing his blindness.

Her boys are born in an odd way, as is common in Hindu mythology.

Gandhari obtains the sage Vyasa's benediction (ashirvad) that she would have one hundred sons.

She gets pregnant soon after.

Her pregnancy, on the other hand, lasts more than two years.

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).

The pots eventually burst open, revealing a hundred lovely lads and one girl, Dussala.

During the Mahabharata battle, all of Gandhari's children are slaughtered by her nephews, the Pandavas.

Vyasa informs Gandhari that her sons' deaths are the product of their own misdeeds, just as she is ready to condemn the Pandavas.

Gandhari and her husband, along with a few others, withdraw to the forest after the conflict. 


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