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Who killed Shakuni in Mahabharata? | Vadh, Dice, Facts, Character Information

Who was Shakuni?

Shakuni was the youngest son of King Subala of the Gandhara kingdom. Since he was the 100th son of Subala, he got the name “Shakuni”. He later becomes king of the Gandhara kingdom after his father’s death.

Considered as the main villain of the epic Mahabharata, Shakuni was Gandhari’s brother. As you know, Duryodhana was Gandhari’s son. Gandhari was the only sister of Shakuni. Shakuni was quite close to Gandhari and was not happy about her marriage with Dhritarashtra.

Shakuni is often recognized as the mastermind behind the Kurukshetra War. He was an extremely talented man but also a devious man.

The original text of Mahabharata mentioned Shakuni as the personification of Dvapara Yuga.

Who killed Shakuni?

Sahadeva, one of the Pandavas killed Shakuni.
Sahadeva killed Shakuni on 18th day of Kurukshetra War. He had pledged to kill Shakuni as revenge for Draupadi’s insult by Kauravas.

Interesting facts about Shakuni:

  • Shakuni never had hatred towards the Pandavas.
  • The dice of Shakuni were made up of his father’s bone.
  • Shakuni was an Illusionist.
  • He was 100th son of Subala.
  • Shakuni had 2 sons named Uluka and Vrikasura.
  • There is a temple dedicated to Shakuni in Pavithresama in the Kollam district of Kerala.
  • Ambhi Kumar, king of Takshila was the direct descendant of Shakuni.

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