Questions tagged [kauravas]

The descendants of Kuru, a legendary king who is the ancestor of many of the characters of the Mahābhārata. The well-known Kauravas are Duryodhana, Dushasana, Vikarna, Yuyutsu and Dussala.

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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

If Krishna was ready to break all rules and promises why didn't he just kill only Kauravas? He was ready to fight against Bhishma and was ready to break promise by lifting a wheel. But why didn't he ...
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What happened to Dushala, Kauravas’ sister, after the Mahabharata?

Duhsala was the only daughter in the long lineage of offsprings of king Dhritrashtra and queen Gandhari. Her childhood was fruitful as she was loved and cared for by the auspicious king and his 100 ...
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Why did drona help the kauravas

Since Drona is the teacher of both the Kauravas and the Pandavas, why did Drona help the Kauravas by fighting with the Kauravas? In stories, it shows that he is fighting on the Kauravas side. Why? ...
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What was the age differences between Kauravas brothers?

When we here about Kauravas, we hear a lot of Duryodhana, Dushyasana, and Karna story itself. There were 100 Kauravas, so where were other 98 Kauravas excluding Karna, and what were their roles? What ...
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Is it true that Duryodhana's birth name was Suyodhana? [duplicate]

I have read somewhere that Duryodhana's real name was Suyodhana and later he was named Duryodhana after his deeds. Their logic was su= good and dur=bad( though I am skeptic about this). Regardless, ...
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Was the happiness of Kauravas in heaven an illusion?

According to the Mahabharata, after entering the Svarga (heaven) with a human body on Indra's invitation, Yudhishthira witnessed that Duryodhana "was seated on a beautiful throne and he shone ...
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Are the Kauravas considered Sinners while the Pandavas not?

Are the Sinners found in both sides (Kauravas and Pandavas) or the Kauravas alone were antidharma? I mean: why when the Pandavas king Yudhishthira ascended to heaven he saw Kauravas smiling and in a ...
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Why did Gandhari name her children with the prefix “dus”?

Monier Williams दुस् ind. a prefix to nouns and rarely to verbs or adverbs (Pāṇ. 2-1, 6; 2, 18 , Vārtt. 2, Pat.; iii, 3, 126 &c. ) implying evil, bad, difficult, hard [Printed book page 488,2] ...
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On what tithi was bhishma pitamah born?

Bhishma Pitamah died on Bhishma Ashtami in Kurukshetra War. But at what tithi was bhishma pitamah born? Please provide answer with reference
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Who supported Kauravas and Pandavas from south India?

Who ruled South India during Mahabharata time? Please tell me who supported Kauravas and Pandavas from south India? With reference
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Who committed more acts of Adharma in the Mahabharata war? [closed]

The killing of Abhimanyu was purely Dharmic - but even accepting Krishna's word for it as he addressed the defeated Duryodhana - http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m09/m09061.htm "'Vasudeva said, "...
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Is it true that in the battle of Mahabharata, the Son of Lord Krishna fought from the Kaurava side? [duplicate]

I had a discussion with a teacher of mine and he told me that back in his college days, while they were watching Mahabharata, a friend of him said that The son of Lord Krishna also fought in the ...
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The 100 Kauravs were incarnations of Asuras but what about their sister?

The Sambhava Parva of Mahabharat gives the details of the who's who in Mahabharat and who were they the incarnations of. It has been covered at many places but my question is specific to Dhritrashtra'...
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Why did Lord Balarama not took a participation at any side of in the Kurukshetra Battle in Mahabharata?

Lord Krishna fought on the behalf of Pandavas and his army fought on behalf of Kauravas. But why Lord Balarama did not fight on behalf of any side?
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To which kingdoms did kings supporting Duryodhan belong?

Section 2 of the Shalya Parva of Mahabharat mentions the kings whose support Duryodhan had in the great war: This wide earth is as much ours as it is of Pritha's son. Bhagadatta and Kripa and ...
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Why did Drona become Kaurava's and Paandava's Guru?

Why did Kauravas and Paandavas considered Drona as their Guru? What made them to consider Drona as a Guru?
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Did Shakuni hate both the Pandavas and the Kauravas? [duplicate]

I had read it somewhere that Shakuni hated both the Pandavas and the Kauravas in Mahabharata. Why was it that he wanted to create a conflict between both the families?
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Where are all the incidents mentioned by Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata?

In the first chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra talks to Sanjaya at the end of the Mahabharata war about various past incidents that had signaled to him that the Kauravas had ...
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Source of the ₹ 10 million question on Mahābhārata

Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (Who among you is a Millionaire?), MEK for short, is the Telugu version of the more popular Hindi KBC show. In a recent air of the show (Season 4), the final and the ₹ 10 ...
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How many people participated and how many died In the Mahabharata War?

Do we know approximately or absolutely how many people participated in the Mahabharata war from Pandava & Kaurava sides respectively? Do we know approximately or absolutely how many people died in ...
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Is it true that kauravs got a place in heaven? [duplicate]

I recently read this journal article (doubt its reliability) that claimed that the kauravs got to live in heaven. I find it hard to accept this after all that they have done. I am still not sure ...
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What is the reason behind Lord Krishna joining Pandavs instead of the Kauravs [duplicate]

I am aware that Shakuni advised his nephew to get Lord Krishna's alliance at haste because although he did not like him; he understood that there is no one that holds more power. Arjuna too ...
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Were all the Kauravas married?

Two common things among most Kshatriyas were: Marrying many women Having many children If we see most kings described in the Puranas, most of them seem to have met with these two conditions. These ...
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Did any Kaurava survive the Mahabharata war?

Did any Kaurava survive the Mahabharata war? If so, what happened to them after the war?
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Why did Shalya fight on the side of the Kauravas?

Shalya was an uncle of two of the Pandavas (Nakula and Sahadeva). Why did he fight on the side of the Kauravas then? Also, if you could provide the Sanskrit Shlokas to support your answer, that would ...
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Who was Vikarna in Mahabharata?

I know that he was a Kaurava. I read that he tried to stop Draupadi's Cheerharan. Is there truth behind this? Also, did he play any other role in the Mahabharata?
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Duryodhana becoming undefeatable

At the end of the Kurukshetra war, Duryodhana was undefeatable during the fight with Bheema. Bheema was able to defeat him by hitting on his thigh, that was against the rules of the war. The ...
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Why did Kauravas hate Pandavas?

Kauravas were more powerful than Pandavas in many areas. What was the main reason that Kauravas hated Pandavas? Did Pandavas hate Kauravas too?
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Did Kauravas admit their Adharma?

Did Kauravas admit that their path was that of Adharma? Also what determines if something is Adharma?
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Were Kauravas 100 brothers or only 99? [duplicate]

I get confused many times whether Dhritrashtra and Gandhari had 100 sons or just 99 sons with one daughter. The 100th son was Yuyutsu who wasn't Gandhari's son but her maid's. What's the truth? Were ...
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Why did Lord Krishna side with the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra battle?

Lord Krishna stood along with the Pandavas during the battle at Kurukshetra. What is the exact reason for this?
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Did Kauravas end in Heaven after death? [duplicate]

After Mahabharata war, where did the Kauravas and Pandavas end after death. Heaven or Hell?
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What are the names of the Five villages that Krishna offers Kauravas to give Pandavas?

What are the names of the five villages that Krishna offers the Kauravas to give the Pandavas? Can anyone please give me the present day locations and names of those places (villages)?
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Name all the hundred Kauravas in Mahabharata

Name all the one hundred Kauravas (Dhritarashtra's sons) who were born in pots.
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Who all changed sides in the Mahabharata battle?

I have heard that there were some people who changed sides from the Pandavas' army to the Kauravas' army and vice versa during or just before the battle. Can anyone please name all such people and ...
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Why did Duryodhana mention specific warrior names in the Bhagwat Gita, Chapter-1?

Bhagwat gita Chapter 1, verses. 3 to 9. Pashyaitaam paanduputraanaam aachaarya mahateem chamoom; Vyoodhaam drupadaputrena tava shishyena dheemataa.3. “Behold, O Teacher, this mighty army of ...
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Why are they called Pandavas and Kauravas?

In Mahabharata, why are Arjuna and his brothers called Pandavas and Duryodhana and his brothers called Kauravas? Is there any reason to call them like that?
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Why did Lord Krishna tell Bhagwat Gita only to Arjuna and not anyone else?

I have gone through Hindu Mythological books and found that Bhagwat Gita is told only to Arjuna by Lord Krishna at Kurukshetra. Is there any specific reason of not telling Bhagwat Gita to anyone else ...
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How were all 100 Kauravas born together?

Gandhari had a boon from Lord Shiva to have 100 sons. Now, it is impossible for a woman to give birth to 100 sons in a single lifetime. So how were all 100 Kauravas born together?
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Were Kauravas and Pandavas the biological decendants of Vyasa?

This confusion came into my mind after watching Ekta Kapoor's 'Kahani Mahabharat Ki..' TV serial. I saw this story that Rishi Vyasa was the biological father of Dhitarashtra and Pandu, or something ...
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Did Kaurav's son participate in the Mahabharata battle?

In Mahabharata we have read/heard and seen in television shows that when the Mahabharata battle took place, all Pandava's son (i.e Abhimanyu and the rest) participated. But did Duryodhana & ...