Duhsala

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Duhsala
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Spouse(s) Jayadratha
Children Suratha

Duhshala (Sanskrit: दुःशला), also spelt as Dushala or Dussala, was the only daughter of king Dhritarashtra and Queen Gandhari and sister to Kauravas in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. She was married to Jayadratha the king of Sindhu and Sauvira. Duhsala used to live a terrible life. Despite the love of her brothers to him ,his real suffering set in after she got married ,since Jayadratha had a spilt personally disorder owing to which he often got uncivil to women and even to his wife. When he tried to kidnap and molest Draupadi ,and failed ,the Pandavas decided to slay him. But for the earnest request of Duhsala they left him just by shaving his head. Later Jayadratha killed Abhimanyu in the War of Kurukhsetra to satiate his vengeance.Then Arjun,by the help of Krishna incapitated him. Later, during the Ashwamedha Sacrifice ,when the horse of the Pandavas came to Sindhu,which was then ruled by Suradha,the son of widow Duhsala , Suradha died of fright . This made Arjuna shattered of sorrow, for which he made the grandson of Duhsala the king of Sindhu.

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