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Book 2 of the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, during which Yudhiṣṭhira performs a rājasūya. He subsequently loses everything, including his brothers and himself in a rigged dicing match, organized by Duryodhana. Draupadī is humiliated by the Kauravas, but obtains the Pāṇḍavas' freedom. They are exiled to the forest for twelve years, with a thirteenth year to be spent incognito if they are to regain their kingdom.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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