Who Was Duryodhana in Mahabharata?

Duryodhana in Mahabharata

Friends, we all know that the role of Duryodhana was very important in the stories of Mahabharata. To be honest, he was the only person in the entire Mahabharata war, due to which the Mahabharata war also took place.

Duryodhana’s father’s name was Dhritarashtra and his mother’s name was Gandhari and he was the eldest of the Kaurava brothers. Since childhood, he was of demonic nature, and because of this, he did not listen to anyone from childhood. Dhritarashtra himself used to be troubled because of his antics.

In fact, after the Pandava’s father Pandu went into exile then Kaurava’s father Dhritarashtra was made king on the throne of Hastinapur and due to this reason Duryodhana also felt that he too would grow up to become the king of Hastinapur and this thinking was the main reason why he became an arrogant personality since from his childhood.

Duryodhana always considered Pandavas as his enemy and this is the main reason why he had tried to kill all of them many times since childhood. Actually, Duryodhana knew very well that if Yudhishthira remained alive then being the eldest brother of Kauravas and Pandavas, he would certainly be made the king of Hastinapur.

The biggest influence in Duryodhana’s life was also that of Gandhari’s brother, that is, his maternal uncle Shakuni. Duryodhana used to obey Shakuni’s every word from the beginning and because of this, he used to fall into Shakuni’s trap and take every decision that he asked him to take.

Duryodhana’s Insult was the main reason behind Mahabharta War?

Actually, if you carefully study the Mahabharata stories, you would come to the conclusion that Duryodhana was humiliated twice due to Draupadi. 

Duryodhana was initially humiliated in Draupadi’s Swayamvara when he couldn’t even lift Shiva’s bow, and his companion Karna was also ridiculed by Draupadi in this Swayamvara.

In the Rajasuya Yagya, Draupadi insulted Duryodhana for the second time, alleging that the son of a blind person will always be blind when he accidentally fell into the water. 

He wanted to take revenge for this insult done by Draupadi in any way and for this reason he defeated the Pandavas in a game of gambling and later also took off Draupadi’s clothes in whole Rajsabha where all the legends of Hastinapur saw the iniquitous by without even opposing it. However, it was lord Krishan who came to rescue Draupadi and save her from more humiliation.

It is believed that it was only after this insult of Draupadi that the feeling of hatred towards Duryodhana was manifested in the mind of Pandavas and later on this also became the main reason for the war of Mahabharata because all the Pandava brothers wanted to avenge the insult of their wife Draupadi.

Duryodhana – The Man who didn’t Understand Krishna’s Lessons

Krishna is the real God. In fact, the whole war of Mahabharata has been planned and managed by him. He is someone who always had ensured that only the Pandavas who always supported religion would win this war.

It was not that Lord Krishna who wanted such a war between Kauravas and Pandavas. In fact, He had made every effort to avoid this war.

However, Duryodhana did not agree to a single word of him and because of this, he had to get a war between Kauravas and Pandavas in the end. Because of this, we could say very clearly that Duryodhana was the only main person who was responsible for this war.

Had Duryodhana also given up his ego and stubbornness and given their kingdom to the Pandavas, then perhaps this terrible war of Mahabharata would not have happened.

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