Facts about Mahabharata

Shakuni was the youngest child of the 100 siblings of his mother. According to astrology, it was foreseen that his mother’s husband would not have a long life. Thus, she was initially married to a goat and it was killed. After a few years, when Dhritirashtra came to know about the Gandhara’s family secret; he imprisoned the entire family and king Subala and his 100 sons with just a cup of meal. It was decided that all their food would be given to one person and make him strong so that he can avenge the death of his poor siblings and father who died of hunger. Before dying, Subala instructed him to make a powerful magic dice out of back bone or thigh which would spin the destiny of his clan. Thus, in this way, Shakuni was responsible for the downfall of the Kauravas.