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Story when Duryodhana takes out his anger by killing Chekitana

Chekitana was a Vrishini soldier and an ally of the Pandavas. He was killed by Duryodhana on the final day of the Mahabharata war as Duryodhana takes out his anger by killing Chekitana.

Story when Duryodhana says he will not even give “five needlepoints of land” to the Pandavas

In a final attempt at securing peace, Krishna returns with the Pandavas’ final proposal: the Pandavas would give up all claims to Indraprastha and Hastinapur in exchange for five villages. Scoffing, Duryodhana says he will not even give “five needlepoints of land” to the Pandavas. Duryodhana, in some versions of the story an outright atheist, brushes off the incident, not convinced of Krishna’s divinity, and believing that strength of arms, not philosophy, would win him a war.

Story when Duryodhana bravely picks Bhima to fight the final war of Mahabharata

On the eighteenth day of the war, with his army reduced to himself, Ashwatthama, Kripa and Kritvarma, Duryodhana goes to meditate in a lake. When the Pandavas and Krishna eventually find him, Duryodhana tells them that he wants to gift the kingdom to them, and retire to the forest. Yudhishthira balks at the offer, telling him that Hastinapuram is not Duryodhana’s to gift. Instead, he offers that Duryodhana may pick any of the Pandava brothers to fight against one-to-one with a weapon of his choice, with the winner of the conflict the victor of the war. Despite his proposed advantage over Yudhishthira, Arjuna, Nakula, or Sahadeva with the gada, Duryodhana picks his nemesis Bhima.

Story when Duryodhana returns to battlefield after Ashwatthama and Kripa counsel him to face his destiny with courage

Duryodhana manages to thrice defeat all the Pandavas and protect his army. As Shalya is killed by Yudhishthira, Duryodhana’s paltry army-once eleven akshauhinis strong-breaks, and the army is essentially routed. Having lost his horse, Duryodhana leaves the battlefield. He cools his body by entering a lake, all hope of winning lost, yet he prepares for his final battle; for a death befitting a warrior on the battlefield and hoping to reunite with his friends and relations in the afterlife. He re-emerges from the lake after Ashwatthama and Kripa counsel him to face his destiny with courage.

Story as what happened to Gandhari, Dhritarashtra, Vidura and Kunti after Kurukshetra war

Gandhari along with her husband Dhritarashtra, brother-in-law Vidura and sister-in-law Kunti, left Hastinapur about 15 years after war for penance. She was said to have died in the Himalayas in a forest fire and attained moksha.

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