Interesting stories from the Mahabharata: Let us know about Shakuni-mamaShakuni is a much-hated character of the Mahabharata. Many people think that Shakuni was the reason for the downfall of the mighty Kauravas, and it is true to the large extent. But why did Shakuni behave in this manner? Let us know the interesting background story.
Dhritarashtra was married to Ghandhari of Gandhara. But he imprisoned the entire Gandhara clan, King Subala and his hundred sons and tortured them. One by one, the sons of King Subala started dying of hunger. King Subala was worried about his dynasty. He asked everyone to sacrifice their food for the youngest son (Shakuni) who would be responsible for the downfall of the Kauravas in future. Before his own death, King Subala requested Dhritarashtra to be kind to this kid and allow him to be a guardian to his sons. Subala told Shakuni to make a dice of his backbone, which will become the reason for the downfall of Dhritarashtra and his dynasty. King Subala also broke his son Shakuni's leg so that he never forgets his purpose and seeks vengeance.
And Shakuni did fulfil his father's death-wish and destroy the Kaurava clan.