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According to the Mahabharata, what was the name of the conch blown by Sahadeva in the battlefield of Kurukshetra?

According to the Mahabharata, what was the name of the conch blown by Sahadeva in the battlefield of Kurukshetra?
महाभारत के अनुसार, कुरूक्षेत्र युद्ध क्षेत्र में सहदेव द्वारा बजाये गए शंख का नाम क्या था?
[A] Anantvijaya (अनन्तविजय)
[B] Manipushpak (मणिपुष्पक)
[C] Sughosh (सुघोष)
[D] Paundra (पौण्ड्र)

Answer: B. Manipushpak (मणिपुष्पक)

Explanation:

In Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1, The conch shells used by Lord Krishna and Pandavas.The slokas are as follows,

पाञ्चजन्यं हृषीकेशो देवदत्तं धनंजयः।

पौण्ड्रं दध्मौ महाशङ्खं भीमकर्मा वृकोदरः।।1.15।।

अनन्तविजयं राजा कुन्तीपुत्रो युधिष्ठिरः।

नकुलः सहदेवश्च सुघोषमणिपुष्पकौ।।1.16।।

Pancajanya — the conchshell of Lord Sri Krishna. It was taken from the demon Pancajana after Krishna slew him.

Anantavijaya — name of King Yudhisthira’s conch shell, meaning “Unending victory.”

Paundra — the terrific conchshell of Bhima.

Devadatta — the conch of Arjuna which was obtained by Maya Danava from Varuna. The name means, “God given.”

Manipuspakaname of Sahadeva’s conch-shell, meaning “Jewel bracelet.”

Sughosa — the conch shell of Nakula, meaning “Making a pleasant sound.”

The very next sloka mentions about various kings and Maharathis blowing their respective conch shells which King of Kasi, Sikhandi, Virata, Sätyaki, Drupada, Abhimanyu. But not their names.

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