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If You Know The Real Names Of Duryodhan And Dushasan, Then Your Knowledge Of Mahabharata Is Brag-Worthy!

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  • Apr 20, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Real names of Kauravas
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Real names of Kauravas

The main villains of Mahabharata – Duryodhan and Dushasan are known to anyone who has followed the epic. Duryodhan being the eldest of the 100 Kauravas and then Dusashan, both performed certain deeds that laid roots to the great war of Kurukshetra.
 

While you may assume that you know everything about them, did you know their very names were not the real ones? Duryodhan was named Suyodhan initially. This name means ‘Great Warrior’ and Duryodhan means 'a warrior who is difficult to fight with'. Certain incidents in his life lead to change in his name. 
 
The Shalya Parva (Section 33) of Mahabharata states the actual names of Kauravas and elaborates more about this aspect.
 
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    Kauravas were born in an artificial womb (Pic: Star Plus)
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    If You Know The Real Names Of Duryodhan And Dushasan, Then Your Knowledge Of Mahabharata Is Brag-Worthy!
According to Aadhi Parva (Chapter 114, Sloka 17), when Duryodhan was born and let out his first cry, several animals also started howling along with him. Vidura, an adviser to Dhritarashtra, said it was an evil omen and asked Gandhari as well as the king to abandon the child. But that was not to be.

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