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Source of the ₹ 10 million question on Mahābhārata

Names of Kauravas are almost same in Vyasa Mahabharata and Andhra Mahabharata. Chapter 108 of Adiparva of Vyasa Mahabharata gives names as duryodhano yuyutsuś ca rājan duḥśāsanas tathā duḥsaho ...
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Why did Shalya fight on the side of the Kauravas?

Shalya was the king of Madra and brother of Pandu's wife Madri, so naturally he wanted to fight on the Pandava side. But when Shalya and his army came, they were greeted by Duryodhana's men, who ...
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To which kingdoms did kings supporting Duryodhan belong?

Let me go through these names one by one: Bhagadatta He was the son of Narakasura and king of Pragjyotisha, as described in many places including this chapter of the Sabha Parva of the Mahabharata: ...
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Why did Drona become Kaurava's and Paandava's Guru?

Acharya Drona selecting as a preceptor of Kauravas and Pandavas is mentioned in Mahabharata, Adi Parva, SECTION CXXXIII. The incident is as follows: Once all princes of Hastinapur are playing with ...
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Did Kauravas admit their Adharma?

Did Kauravas admit their adharma? In Sabha Parva of Mahabharata, after the Pandavas had lost the dice-game the first time and were sent off, Gandhari gives the following advice to Dhritarashtra. She'...
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Where are all the incidents mentioned by Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata?

Let me go through the incidents one by one: When I heard that Arjuna, having bent the bow, had pierced the curious mark and brought it down to the ground, and bore away in triumph the maiden ...
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Were all the Kauravas married?

Yes, the other lesser-known Kauravas were also married and had children but Vyasa and the other Mahabharata characters don't seem to address their wives and children by their first names. In ...
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Did any Kaurava survive the Mahabharata war?

Lord Krishna talks about surviving warrior of Mahabharat war in this chapter of Mahabharat: The Mahabharata, Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: Anugita Parva: Section LX Then, in thegreat battle that ...
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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

The Yadava clan (Bhoja, the Andhaka, and the Vrishni races) fought among themselves and died. Sri Krishna was witness to this incident. Later, when Arjuna tried to bring the women of Vasudeva, ...
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Were Kauravas and Pandavas the biological decendants of Vyasa?

I modified the Kuru family tree from here slightly to show how Dhritarashtra, Pandu, Vidura and the Kauravas are biological descendants of Sage Vyasa and also how the Pandavas are not his descendants. ...
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How many people participated and how many died In the Mahabharata War?

The answer is dependent on the Definition of Akshauhini, which is a unit invented for ease of calculation/command in battles in old days. Participants in the war An Akshauhini is defined as a battle ...
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Who was Vikarna in Mahabharata?

Vikarna was one of the 101 Kauravs, the son of Dhritarastra. His order of birth was as: The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section CXVII "Janamejaya said, 'Please recite the ...
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Duryodhana becoming undefeatable

It was not due to the boon of Gandhari according to KMG's translation. It clearly describes that Duryodhana's upper body was made of Vajra and was indestructible unlike his lower body. https://www....
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Is it true that kauravs got a place in heaven?

Yes, Duryodhana and the Kauravas did go to Devaloka when they died.. This is because they died on the battlefield, which is the greatest death for a Kshatriya can have. Here is what Narada tells ...
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What is the reason behind Lord Krishna joining Pandavs instead of the Kauravs

This incident is mentioned in Udyoga Parva of Mahabharata. First some clarification to your question. You said: If I remember correct Duryodhan arrives first but since the Lord was asleep he sits near ...
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Was Mahabharata entirely just and fair?

Karna was a student under Drona - "The Vrishnis and the Andhakas, and princes from various lands, and the (adopted) son of Radha of the Suta caste, (Karna), all became pupils of Drona. But of ...
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Why did drona help the kauravas

Droṇa himself gives the reason fighting for the Kauravas when right before the war, Yudhiṣṭhira seeks his permission to fight his own guru: Yudhishthira said, I ask thee, O invincible one, how I may ...
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Were all the Kauravas married?

Yes all of the kauravas were married. It is mentioned that each of the hundred brothers had found a wife for themselves. Quote: "And, O, king, worthy wives were in time selected for all of them by ...
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Why did Lord Balarama not took a participation at any side of in the Kurukshetra Battle in Mahabharata?

why Lord Balarama did not fight on behalf of any side? The answer is given by Shree Ved Vyasa In Shreemad Bhagavatam . He decided to stay neutral in the war to avoid an awkward situation . ...
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Are the Kauravas considered Sinners while the Pandavas not?

Biggest misconception is that Mahabharata was fought for establishing Dharma. Mahabharat was a war of Adharma vs Adharma. Even Lord Krishna accepted this thing. If I had not adopted such deceitful ...
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Why did Gandhari name her children with the prefix "dus"?

Are you specifically referring to Duryodhana and dushasana ? Duryodhana comes from Dur + yogdhana literally meaning hard fighter. Dushasana in sanskrit is spelled as दुःशासन, Duḥśāsana i.e., Duh + ...
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Why did Lord Krishna side with the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra battle?

This incident is mentioned in Udyoga Parva of Mahabharata. The story goes like this: When it was confirmed that the war is certain, then both Duryodhana and Arjuna went to seek help of Lord Krishna. ...
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What was the age differences between Kauravas brothers?

What was the age differences between Kauravas brothers? Gandhari gave birth to a "ball of flesh" after 2 years pregnancy. That flesh was divided into 101 parts and put into pots for 2 years. ...
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What is the meaning of the word Hastinapur?

"Hastinapur" is a Sanskrit word that originates from ancient Indian literature and mythology. It refers to a legendary city mentioned in the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. The name is derived ...
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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

This is the exact question which Arjun asked before the war. The fact is, Krishna could have done it, but if he did this all by himself, no one would have fought for Dharma. Everyone would've relied ...
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Why did drona help the kauravas

Drona and Drupad were chums though poles apart by wealth and status. Drupad intentionally or by ignorance promised him a bounty when he ascends the throne. He feigned ignorance when Drona came to his ...
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Was the happiness of Kauravas in heaven an illusion?

As I discussed in this answer, Mahabharat was not a battle of Dharma and Adharma. Both sides had good and bad deeds. If it was a sin to remove a woman's clothes, then it was also a sin to stake his ...
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Why did Duryodhana mention specific warrior names in the Bhagwat Gita, Chapter-1?

This is what I found - http://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/1/verse/3 Duryodhan diplomatically pointed to his military preceptor, Dronacharya, the mistake committed by him in the past. ...
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