Story when Gandhari decided to blindfold herself in order to be like her husband

Gandhari’s marriage was arranged to Dhritarashtra. The Mahabharata depicted her as a beautiful and virtuous woman and a very dedicated wife. Gandhari was married with Dhritarashtra, king of Hastinapur. Their marriage was arranged by Bhishma. When she found it out that her would-be husband was born blind, she decided to blindfold herself in order to be like her husband. What was going through the young girl’s mind when she found it out that she was going to marry a blind man is not depicted in the epic. Popular narration said that the act of blindfolding herself was a sign of dedication and love.

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