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DUHSASANA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] `Hard to rule.' One of the hundred sons of Dhritarashtra. When the Pandavas lost their wife Draupadi in gambling with Duryodhana, Duhsasana dragged her forward by the hair and otherwise ill-used her. For this outrage Bhima vowed he would drink his blood, a vow which he afterwards performed on the sixteenth day of the great battle.

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