I had watched Mahabharat on TV star plus. In the show , the Character of the Krishna used to call Draupdi "Sakhi" .And Draudpdi would call Krishna "Sakha" .

Were Krishna and Draupdi really friends ? How is this possible ? Draupdi was a normal woman . Why will Krishna choose Draupdi as his friend ? There was nothing special about Draupdi

( Arjun was Krishna's friend as Arjun was avtar of Nara . And Nara and Narayan are eternal friends.)

Is such thing actually mentioned in Mahabharat ? I mean friendship between Krishna and Draupdi and Krishna calling Draupdi "Sakhi" ?

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Yes, Krishna and Krishnaa (Draupadi) were friends:

53 कथं नु भार्या पार्थानां तव कृष्ण सखी विभॊ

धृष्टद्युम्नस्य भगिनी सभां कृष्येत मादृशी

O Krishna, how could one like me, the wife of Pritha's sons, the sister of Dhrishtadyumna, and the friend of thee, be dragged to the assembly! ~Mahabharata: Vana Parva: Arjunabhigamana Parva

Draupdi was NOT a normal woman, she was an incarnation of Indra's wife Sachi which is described in Is Draupadi a goddess? post. She was Ayonija (a non​-uterine birth) and directly manifested from Yajna fire. Draupadi is one of the Panchknyas, others being Ahalya, Kunti/Sita, Tara and Mandodari.

  • Can one say friendly sister?
    – hanugm
    Jun 14, 2021 at 15:59
  • Yeah but other than that is there mention anywhere else about Draupdi calling Krishna her friend ? I don't think so. Here also Krishna didn't call Draupdi his friend . It was Draupdi who called Krishna her friend. Also this is apparently the first time Krishna and Draupdi talked to each other. quora.com/… How can a person who has met someone for the first time call him her friend ?
    – river
    Jun 14, 2021 at 16:22
  • "Yeah but other than that is there mention anywhere else about Draupdi calling Krishna her friend ?" -- yes sacred-texts.com/hin/mbs/mbs05080.htm / sacred-texts.com/hin/m05/m05082.htm and at many other places but we hv to search which is bit difficult..
    – YDS
    Jun 14, 2021 at 16:34
  • @YDS "Draupadi was not a normal woman" - why is this relevant to the answer? Are you implying that normal men and women can't be friends?
    – Ikshvaku
    Aug 1, 2022 at 18:11
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    "Draupdi was a normal woman" - the Q says this that's why I added that in answer..i am NOT implying that normal men women can't be friends... @Ikshvaku
    – YDS
    Aug 3, 2022 at 2:06

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