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Lakshmana - Daughter of Duryodhana in Mahabharata

Lakshmana in Mahabharata was the daughter of Duryodhana by his wife Bhanumathi. Her marriage to Samba, son of Sri Krishna, is mentioned in the Bhagavad Purana. During the Swayamvara of Lakshmana, Samba went to Hastinapura and took her away.

Duryodhana and his brothers captured him. This news reached Dwaraka through Narada. Balarama, elder brother of Sri Krishna, reached Hastinapura and decided to settle the matter peacefully. He requested Duryodhana to release Samba.

Duryodhana was Balarama’s disciple and Balarama had firm belief that his student would listen to him.

However, a hotheaded and arrogant Duryodhana insulted Balarama and the entire Yadava clan.

Balarama said no word in reply but he was boiling with rage. Balarama then placed his weapon ploughshare beneath the ramparts and started uprooting the entire Hastinapura city.

Duryodhana soon realized his folly and released Samba.

Samba then married Lakshmana.

They had ten sons.

Lakshmana is also the name of one of the sons of Duryodhana in the Mahabharat.



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