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Sahadeva has killed Shakuni in the last day of the battle. From Book 9: Shalya Parva Section 28 Shakuni took up a formidable mace and hurled it at Sahadeva. That mace also, unable to achieve its object, fell down on the Earth. After this, Subala's son, filled with rage, hurled at the son of Pandu an awful dart that resembled an impending death night. ...


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As far as I can tell, stories of Shakuni being motivated by revenge are just folklore with no basis in Hindu scripture. The Adi Parva of the Mahabharata describes Dhritarashtra's marriage to Gandhari in completely amicable terms, with Shakuni's father Suvala overcoming his reluctance over Dhritashtra's shortcomings after considering the virtuous qualities ...


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The English translation mentioned in the question is for this Sanskrit shloka: गर्ते मत्तः परपतति परमत्तः सथाणुम ऋच्छति | जयेष्ठॊ राजन वरिष्ठॊ ऽसि नमस ते भरतर्षभ || The shloka doesn't say that Yudhishtira was elder in age to Shakuni. It just says that Yudhishtira was of a mature age at that time. Shakuni was playing on behalf of Duryodhana, it seems that ...


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It is just a folklore and is not present in any scriptures of Hinduism. Dhritarashtra didn't arrest Shakuni and his family. The story you told is present across internet 1, 2. You can observe that they are not quoting any scriptures and are clearly saying that the story is not present in any Hindu scripture. We can prove the falsity of the story with the ...


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Both Shakuni and Yudhishthira were Kshatriyas. So, IMO Shakuni's behavior can be explained if we take into account the following verse, which says, that a Kshatriya's seniority depends on his valour (ViryavattA) and not on his actual age. Similarly, a Brahmin's seniority depends on his learning and knowledge. ViprAnAm jyAnato jyeshthacham kshatriyAnAm ...


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Shakuni was killed by Sahadeva on 18th day of Kurukshetra War. He was attacked by Nakul and Sahadeva. After which, Sahadeva killed Shakuni and his son Uluka (also known as Ulook)


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Shakuni actually used deceit; it wasn't only skill even though he referred to his deceit as skill. "Hearing these words of Duryodhana, Sakuni replied,--'Hear how thou mayest obtain this unrivalled prosperity that thou beholdest in the son of Pandu, O thou that hast truth for thy prowess. O Bharata, I am an adept at dice, superior to all in the world. I ...


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Not sure if the concept of "embodiment" of whole yuga into single person is something genuine. Mostly it's symbolic. The wikipedia article about Shakuni discusses the mostly acceptable theory about him, though without any solid reference. I will not copy paste all the relevant parts as it's mostly known by the people, but below sentence is important: ...


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