Read unknown facts about the only Sister of 5 Pandavas & 100 Kauravas, Life and mysterious Death of Duhsala.

Read unknown facts about the only Sister of 5 Pandavas & 100 Kauravas, Life and mysterious Death of Duhsala.

Read unknown facts about the only Sister of 5 Pandavas & 100 Kauravas, Life and mysterious Death of Duhsala.

Read unknown facts about the only Sister of 5 Pandavas & 100 Kauravas, Life and mysterious Death of Duhsala.

All through Mahabharata there having been telling tales of the lives of hundred Kauravas and five Pandavas. Though there have been a lot of talks about these brave men in battle and war, not much is known of Duhsala, the lone sister of the hundred Kauravas. She had a wonderful early life where she was taken care of by her brothers and Pandavas. However, there is little known about her life after marriage and happenings after that.

Duhsala is the lone daughter of King Dhritrashtra and Queen Gandhari. She had a happy childhood where her parents, her hundred brothers and five Pandavas took really good care of her. However, not everything was going well after Duhsala married King Jayadratha, the king of Sindhu and Sauvira.

Duhsala had to face abuse and was oppressed by King Jayadratha who had a split personality. This caused the King to treat women in an unkind and uncivil manner at certain times. Since these were part of the customs of an Indian Nari, Duhsala had to face it without any complaints.

However, things took a drastic turn when the already disordered Jayadratha tried to abduct Draupadi. When the king miserably failed in his attempt to abduct Draupadi, he was caught and as an act of punishment, his head was shaved. This happened in the presence of the Pandavas who simply stood there and did absolutely nothing to stop what was happening. Though this was an insult for King Jayadratha, it was a more severe shame for Duhsala whose husband was treated shamefully.

King Jayadratha realized that he had done a big mistake and did Tapasya to Lord Shiva to ask for his forgiveness. In fact, Jayadratha put in a lot of hard work and sacrifice into the Tapasya that he got boon from Lord Shiva. The boon was that whoever would chop Jayadratha’s head off his body and make it fall on the ground would have his own head burst into 100 pieces. This was in return for the hard work that was put by the King in worshiping Lord Shiva. Though Duhsala was angry at her husband when the incident happened, when she came to know about the hard work put into his worship of Lord Shiva for seeking mercy and forgiveness, she forgave him.

In the meantime, Jayadratha had a calling from Duryodhan who wanted to wage a war against the Pandavas. Jayadratha immediately accepted the offer and considered it as a good opportunity to get back at the Pandavas who insulted him in connection with abducting Draupadi. During the course of the war Jayadratha killed Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun. This made Arjun really angry and he took a vow to kill Jayadratha.

Since Jayadratha had a boon from Lord Shiva, Arjun was directed by Lord Krishna to shoot his arrow in a way that Jayadratha’s head detaches from his body and falls on the lap of his father Vridhakshtra. As kismat would have it, when the war was raged, Arjun did as he was told and got his revenge as well as escaped from Lord Shiva wrath who gave Jayadratha a boon. Duhsala came to know of this incident and was completely shocked that her world had come crashing down. No more account of Duhsala is ever known after this incident.