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Sahadeva in the Mahabharata



Sahadeva is one of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharat. He is the son of Queen Madri and is counted as the fifth of the Pandavas – Yudhishtira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. He was the wise man among the five Pandavas and he was the twin brother of Nakula.

The other brothers sought his views when problems arose. In the Sabha Parva of the Mahabharta, Sahadeva declared that the Pandavas must establish their rights even if by war.

When the Kurukshetra war was over, Yudhishtira appointed Sahadeva as his personal advisor.

During the incognito period of exile, lasting one year, Sahadeva took the role of the keeper of cows of Virata.

In the Great War in the Mahabharata, Shakuni was killed by Sahadeva.

After 36 years, Pandavas relinquished the kingdom and Sahadeva died on the way to the Himalayas.

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