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Story of the Death of Duryodhana – How Duryodhana Died in the Mahabharata?

At the end of the 18-day Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata, Duryodhana lost all his brothers and important warriors including Bhishma, Drona and Karna. Duryodhana died the death of a coward as he ran away from the battlefield. The story of the death of Duryodhana is found in the Sauptika Parva Chapter 9 of Mahabharat. During the fag end of the Kurukshetra war, despair and fear gripped Duryodhana. He fled on foot and hid himself in a big lake called Dwaipayana. The Pandavas soon found out the hiding place of Duryodhana and reached the spot. The Pandavas taunted Duryodhana to come out and fight. Duryodhana replied that they can have the country for themselves, and he would retire to forest. Pandavas told Duryodhana that they did not want the kingdom as a gift from him but would fight and regain it from him. Duryodhana agreed to come out and fight provided he was allowed to fight with a single person at a time. Yudhisthira agreed and told him that he could fight with