Gandhari Curse To Shakuni Afghanistan ?


There is a forward doing the rounds in whatsapp, claiming that Gandhari wife of Dhritarashtra, cursed her brother Sakuni for misleading her son Duryodhana leading to the annihilation of all her sons of Kuru dynasty.She is supposed to have cursed thus,

Gandhari, Dhritarashtra’s wife

A curse was given by Gandhari, princess of Kandhar (Afghanistan) to her brother, Shakuni (the then ruler of Afghanistan) that because of your crooked and cunning ways, I lost my 100 children.
She cursed him that never ever in your kingdom will there be peace, prosperity and progress.
Well ….. How true Hindu scriptures are!

Afghanistan in Vedic period was known as ‘Avgan Sthan’ (a defective place). Whatsapp forward

Gandhari was the elder sister of Sakuni and he had a lot of respect for her and love for her and her sons, especially Duryodhana.He was an instrument in the scheme of Things Karma has set.Along with Sri Krishna , he was responsible for destroying evil and promotion of Good He,as decided by Fate,the antagonist to Sri Krishna,who was the protagonist for upholding Dharma and protection of the Righteous.Without Sakuni and Dice game, again set by Fate, Righteous would not have been saved, nor the evil destroyed and Bhoobara,Burden of Earth would not have been reduced. The name Sakuni means ‘ one who can read Sakuna,Omens, especially that foretell of destruction.

Krishna pays a left handed compliment to Sakuni when Krishna went to Duryodhana’s court, before Mahabharata war, to avert it.Krishna even calls Sakuni as Maama,Uncle, saying that they are partners in the scheme of things. Only that Sakuni did not realise that.

So the forward that Gandhari cursed her brother , Sakuni is incorrect, had no basis. It is supported by Vyasa Bharatha( Mahabharata)

Gandhari cursed Sri Krishna roundly. Shall write in detail.

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