Let us consider the following excerpt from Mahabharata

"He also beheld the princess of Pancala, decked in garlands of lotuses. Having attained to Heaven, she was sitting there, endued with a form possessed of solar splendour. King Yudhishthira suddenly wished to question her. Then the illustrious Indra, the chief of the gods, spoke to him, ‘This one is Sree herself. It was for your sake that she took birth, as the daughter of Drupada, among human beings, issuing not from any mother’s womb, O Yudhishthira, endued with agreeable perfume and capable of delighting the whole world. For your pleasure, she was created by the wielder of the trident. She was born in the race of Drupada and was enjoyed by you all. These five highly blessed Gandharvas endued with the effulgence of fire, and possessed of great energy, were, O king, the sons of Draupadi and yourself.

From that, it is clear that the Draupadi is Laskhmi itself in Dvapara like Sita in Treta yuga. Sita is well worshipped and Draupadi is hardly worshipped. Is there any reason behind this?

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    Each yuga has its Shakti. In treta, Shakti was Sita. In Dwapara, she was Radha. It is natural for the Superior shakti to be worshipped over the minor one(s). Draupadi is swarga lakshmi only. Not Mahalakshmi of Vaikuntha. Rukmini was born with the original Lakshmi aspect. Your premise is incorrect.
    – user1195
    Jul 6 '17 at 9:29
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    Thing again whom you are comparing! Supreme Goddess Lakshmi is unmatchable and uncomparable. And Dropadi was not incarnation of Lakshmi (Wife of Narayana).
    – Vishvam
    Jul 7 '17 at 5:07
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    You are wrong my friend. Mahabharat war was not fought to get revenge of draupadi. There is no way that big war will be held to get justice of single person. It was fought to ends the cruality of korwas. It was cleared by Yudhishtir and Lord Krishna himself that war was not held coz of only Draupadi.
    – Vishvam
    Jul 7 '17 at 6:14
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    @hanugm "From that, it is clear that the Draupadi is Laskhmi itself in Dvapara like Sita in Treta yuga" -- NO, Draupadi is mentioned as celestial Sri (that means Shachi and not Goddess Lakshmi) sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01200.htm
    – YDS
    Dec 18 '17 at 17:25
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    Does this answer your question? Is Draupadi a goddess?
    – YDS
    Oct 20 '20 at 0:11

Sita worshiped well but not Draupadi is due to the following reason

A goddess can be worshiped if her husband himself a God(incarnation of one of Trimurthi).

Goddess Sita was an avatar of Lakshmi and her husband is Rama, who was an avatar of Vishnu. Rama can be worshiped and hence Sita.

Radha, Rukmini can be worshiped because they are wives of Krishna and are also forms of Shakti.

Draupadi was a form of sree Shakti, but her husbands are not ansa of Trimurthi. Hence Draupadi is not worshipped.

There exists no goddess worshiped without her husband worshiped.

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    Does your thumb rule has any valid references?
    – hanugm
    Jul 7 '17 at 11:39
  • It's wrong. Dhumavati is a widow, still worshipped. She is infact one of the Dasam-MAhAvidyAs
    – Vivikta
    Jun 2 '21 at 1:44

Mother Sita is a form of Lakshmi Devi. However, Mother Draupadi is a form of Sachi Devi. Please see the reference from Sripada Srivallabha Charitamrutam below (Page 87 of the English version):

The cursed Devendra was born as five ‘Pandavas’. Though there were five forms and five minds, the atma which was the support of them all was one. This was a strange thing. Sachi Devi manifested in the yajna kundam as Draupadi. She was an ‘Ayonija’.

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