"yadā-yadā hi dharmasya, glānir bhavati bhārata,
abhyutthānam adharmasya, tadā'tmānam sṛjāmy aham."
These famous lines are from the Hindu mythological epic Mahabharata. Consistently such verses have shown us lessons for a lifetime. They also never fail to intrigue the readers when it comes to knowing more and more. Apart from the standard happenings and occurrences, there have been different actualities that the greater part of us don't even think about. Be it Dharma yuddha Kurukshetra or the individuals from the huge Kaurava family, history uniquely unveils its mysteries.
Presently, all of you must be wondering that there have been different listicles that feature shrouded certainties. What's new in this one? It is the mystery behind the terminology and change of names. Television arrangement depicted the dark side of Duryodhana who was the eldest Kaurava child, in any case, very few of us know the purpose of his name.
We should go back in time and begin from the day when these rulers were conceived.
The father of Kauravas was Dhritarashtra and the mother was Gandhari. Dhritarashtra was visually impaired since birth. In such a circumstance, Gandhari had additionally blindfolded her eyes while sticking to the religion. Maharishi Vyas gave Gandhari a gift of being the mother of a hundred children. Be that as it may, even in the wake of being pregnant for a long time, she didn't have any child, while Kunti had her first child.
Gandhari got irate with this and assaulted her stomach ferociously. Therefore, she got a hundred bits of substance from her stomach. Maharshi Vyas came and he took these hundred muscles along with ghee. He then filled them in 100 different pots.
There's also something that you must know about the birth of these Kauravas, read it in the next slide.
These pots were closed and kept for two years. The first pot was opened at the end of the second year. A child was found in it, and this child was Duryodhana.
When Duryodhana used to cry in his childhood, different animals and feathered creatures likewise used to gleam. Dhritarashtra, the father of Duryodhana, counseled different scholars and one of them recommended that it was an awful day. They ought to just leave Duryodhana. In any case, Dhritarashtra did not hear anyone.
Read further to know Duryodhana's real name.
Duryodhana's real name is Suyodhana. It is believed that due to his bad deeds his name was changed.
A few people trust that Duryodhana had changed his name himself. Suyodhana signifies 'awesome warrior', while Duryodhana signifies 'somebody who cannot be vanquished'.
You must have understood by now as to why he changed his name.
Read further to know his brother Dushasan's real name.
He is the younger and most beloved brother of Duryodhana. It is believed that his real name is Sushashan. Due to his wrongdoings, his name was also changed.
Some people also believe that during the war in Kurukshetra, when Bhima had called Duryodhana as Duryodhana, he had replied in a rage that, "Do not call me Duryodhana, my name is Suyodhana."
Duryodhana is considered to be the incarnation of the monster named 'Kali'. Duryodhana was very influenced with his Shakuni Mama. In fact, it was Shakuni who provoked Duryodhana to fight with the Pandavas.
So, this was the story behind the names of these characters from Mahabharata.
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