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Although it is incidental to the main narrative, the story of the Nala, the king of Niṣada, his love for his wife, Damayantī, and the trouble he brings upon them both through his addiction to gambling, is one of the best-known and best-loved sections of the Mahābhārata (Āraṇyakaparvan 50–78).

Subjects: Hinduism.

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