All we hear about "Shakuni" is that he's a very bad person. Some also say he is the reason behind the Mahabharata war.

I just want to know the real facts about him. Was he good or evil? If he was evil, was he always evil or circumstances forced him to turn evil?

  • Shakuni approved of Gandhari's marriage to Dhritarashtra, and nowhere in the Mahabharata is there an indication that Shakuni had any resentment about this; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/3082/36 Apr 30, 2015 at 7:26
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    @KeshavSrinivasan, There is no match of your question and mine?Then why did you marked as duplicate remove it now and there is now answer of my question in your answer. Apr 30, 2015 at 8:38
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    @KeshavSrinivasan, the duplicate doesn't match this question. The closest match for duplicate can be: Why was Shakuni cursed by the gods to be evil?.
    – iammilind
    Nov 16, 2016 at 4:24


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