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Sahadeva in the Mahabharata - Unknown Facts About Sahadev in Mahabharata

Sahadeva is one of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. He is the son of Queen Madri and is counted as the fifth of the Pandavas – Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. He was the wise man among the five Pandavas and he was the twin brother of Nakula. Here are some unknown facts about Sahadev.

He was the youngest of the Pandavas.

He had the special skill of knowing the past and future.

Before Yudhishthira became king of Indraprastha, a Rajasuya Yajna was conducted, Sahadeva travelled to the south of the country before the yajna and defeated Dantavakra associated with Jarasandha, Srenima, Vinda and Anuvinda, the brothers of Avanti and Nila of Mahishmati in the deepest south of Bharata Varsha.

He brought huge treasures from the South thus making the new kingdom, Indraprastha, rich. 

It is said that Vibheeshana of Ramayana was a chiranjeevi and he was still ruling Lanka when Sahadeva travelled to the south before Rajasuya Yajna. Sahadeva wanted to invite Vibheeshana for Rajasuya but he had no means to cross the ocean. He then remembered Ghatotkacha who carried him to Lanka.

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

When the Kurukshetra war was over, Yudhisthira 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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