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Death of Gandhari in the Mahabharata – How did Queen Gandhari Die in the Mahabharat?

When the Great War ended in the Mahabharata, Gandhari was the most distressed. All her sons were killed, her brother was killed and emerged victorious, she lost many near and dear ones Bhishma and other family members. Death of Gandhari happened soon after. She along with Dhritarashtra and Kunti took Vanaprastha – they went to the forest to perform intense austerities.

Gandhari died in forest fire. This is mentioned in the Ashramavasika Parva of Mahabharata Chapter 36 – 37.