In ancient India, a swayamvara was a practice that allowed a young maiden to choose her husband from a group of eligible suitors. Here are some memorable swayamvara stories from mythology, which had far-reaching effects.
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A hundred sons, the sages say, are a hundred blessings. Gandhari's hundred Kaurava sons, however, were more of a curse. Did they become evil by some divine plan or was it because she was proudly blind to their faults? Helpless as they heaped dishonour on the family, she was furious with Lord Krishna for abetting in her son's eventual slaughter. Unfortunately, her grief was overpowering, and threatened to wreak further havoc.