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Story of Birth of Kauravas in the Mahabharat

Kauravas are the 100 sons of Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata. The story of birth of Kauravas is very interesting and gives hints regarding the evil nature of them in the Mahabharat.

Dhritarashtra’s wife Gandhari had conceived but the delivery did not happen for two years. One day she got the news that Kunti, wife of Pandu (younger brother of Dhritarashtra), had delivered a son. 

Gandhari grew jealous. In a desperate moment, she pressed her womb so forcefully that a large lump of flesh came out.

Sage Vyasa who was present in Hastinapura got to know about the unfortunate incident. He advised the lump to be cut into one hundred pieces and deposited in jars of ghee. The remnant piece was put into another jar.

In due course of time, the jars burst and a hundred boys and a girl came out.

The boys were named Duryodhana, Dushasana and so on. The girl was named Duhshala.

This is the story of the origin of Kauravas.