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Wife of Pandavas, also known as Panchali.

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Origin of Chhath Puja

This Wikipedia page mentions that Draupadi and Kunti performed the Chhath Puja. However, the same page also mentions it to be a folk festival, which is celebrated on the Shukla Shashti of Kartika Masa ...
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Why didn't Krishna take part in Draupadi's Svayamvara?

In the story of Svayamvara of Draupadi, all the kings and princes participated. We have a list of all the famous kings and princes who tried to tie the bow and shoot such as Shalya, Shishupala, Karna, ...
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Where is the story of Draupadi and her five husbands written in Mahabharata?

Where is the story of Draupadi and her five husbands written in the sanskrit version of Mahabharata? Can you give me the chapter, or paragraph? What does the following picture depict in the story?
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Did Draupadī had a mother.?

Draupadī was born from fire. Did she had a mother.? Wiki tells that Draupada had a wife. But, did Draupadī had a mother.? Was Draupada's wife alive when she emerged from the fire.? Was there any ...
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Guru of Sita, Guru of Draupadi

Sita and Draupadi are Special characters in Ramayan and Mahabharat. Both showed strong mind and devotion! Both have no biological birth! What does it represent? That high Level is not possible for ...
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If God stopped the disrobing of Draupadi then why doesn't he stop the disrobing of every woman?

If God protected Draupadi then why don't he protect every other women?
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Was Mahabharata war fought for honour of Draupadi or Kingdom?

Commonly, it is said that Mahabharata war happened for the sake of honour of Draupadi. Pandavas wanted to take revenge from Kauravas for insulting her and Lord Krishna helped them. But then we see ...
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Is Draupadi the incarnation of Devi Kali as per Devi Bhagwatam?

Someone said that as per Devi Bhagwatam Puranam, Devi Drauapdi was the incarnation of Devi Kali. Is that true.?
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Is Yudhishtira's justification of polyandry in accordance with dharma?

In the Mahabharata, Yudhishthira justifies his polyandrous relationship with Draupadi with two reasons: it has historic precedent, and because his mother ordered the Pandavas to share Draupadi: "...
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Did Duryodhana ever insult Draupadi by his words?

Karna insulted Draupadi by his words several times. One of the intensive insults happen during Draupadi vastrapaharanam. I will give. O son of the Kuru race, the gods have ordained only one husband ...
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Reason behind Draupadi collecting blood of Yudhishthira in water

In Mahabharata, king Virata, out of anger, strikes Yudhishthira's face. Then Draupadi collects the blood due to that act by Virata. "Vaisampayana continued, 'Saying this, the king inflamed with ...
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Why did Dhritarashtra give Draupadi boons?

I understand that there were some bad omens that led dhritarashtra to give draupadi the boons. But why did this happen and what were the omens? It seems more logical to keep the wealth and kill the ...
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Did Jayadratha attend Draupadi swayamvar?

Jayadratha has a key role at two different timings in Mahabharata: the abduction of Draupadi, death of Abhimanyu. Did he attend Draupadi swayamvar? If yes, then did he participate in the competition?
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Why did Arjuna allow Draupadi to marry all 5 Pandava brothers? Why did he not disobey his mother? [duplicate]

I understand that there are many versions of this story in the Mahabharata, but in one of them, it is said that Arjuna had brought Draupadi home after winning her Swayamvaram. Arjuna had told his ...
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Were all sons of Pandavas killed?

Were all sons of Pandavas (from Draupadi and other wives) killed?
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Why are Ahalya and Draupadi part of the Panchakanya? [closed]

Panchakanya are considered role-model women. Panchakanya(पञ्चकन्या, pañcakanyā), also known as the Five Virgins, is a group of five iconic heroines of Hindu epics, extolled in a hymn and whose names ...
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Were the queens present in camps during Mahabharata?

Were there any queens like Draupadi, Subhadra or any wife of Kauravs or other important warriors, present in their respective camps during the war of Mahabharata. (I mean only in the camps, not in the ...
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Is it adharma for a daasi to be stripped by her swami?

Yes, you got it right, in Star Plus Mahabharata, it's said by Duryodhana, that since Draupadi is now his daasi ('female servant or slave') she has to accept his orders and he can strip her since he's ...
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Did Karna really used inappropriate words for Draupadi in dice game?

In serials, it is always shown that Karna called Draupadi a whore (Veshya) when dice thing happened and Pandavas lost everything. If yes, why they say he knew Dharma? Also, if yes, was he right to ...
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Did Karna fail in Draupadi swayamvar? [duplicate]

Did Karna fail in Draupadi swayamvar while hitting target or Draupadi simply denied marrying him even if he would hit target? And if she denied, how moral/right was it? What was the reason her ...
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Is Draupadi the daughter of Nala and Damayanti in her previous life?

Indrasena is the daughter of Nala and Damayanti. SECTION LVII of Nalopakhyana Parva of Vana Parva of the Mahabharata contains it "Vrihadaswa continued, 'Then at the sacred hour of the holy lunar ...
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Scriptural basis for Draupadi's decision of denying Karna

From the following excerpt of the Mahabharata, it is clear that Draupadi rejected Karna based on his tribe. "And (some amongst) those kings in exerting with swelling lips each according to his ...
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Did Kunti explicitly tell Pandavas to marry Draupadi?

Consider the following excerpt from The Mahabharata: SECTION CLXLIII (Swayamvara Parva continued) Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these words of Drupada, the virtuous king ...
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If Draupadi (of Mahabharata) was dark skinned why does Krishna call her a fair skinned woman?

"Vaisampayana continued, 'In that assembly of heroes Vasudeva then spake unto the weeping Draupadi as follows, 'O fair lady, the wives of those with whom thou art angry, shall weep even like thee, ...
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What is the story of Kichak and Draupadi?

I have little knowledge about Kichak. He was a cruel minded person. I think he appeared during the Agyatvasa of the Pandvas and had some interaction with Draupadi in the Mahabharata. Please tell me ...
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What is the story of Saindhava trying to Kidnap Draupadi Matha?

I want to know the full story behind the kidnapping attempt of Saindhava or Jayadrada on Draupadi Matha and the outcome of it. I heard he tried to bend Dharma shashtras to get his way but I could not ...
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Were the sons of Draupadi incarnations of Vishwedevas?

Mahabharat Sambhav Parva Section LXVII mentions that the five sons of Draupadi from the Pandavs were actually rebirths of Vishwas. And, O bull in Bharata's race, they who became the five sons of ...
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What scriptures describe Draupadi being the reincarnation of Ketaki?

A story I read in Tales from the Mahabharata speaks of Draupadi being the previous birth of Daksha Prajapati's daughter Ketaki. Ketaki decides to marry Lord Shiva and starts performing penances to ...
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Why did the Pandavas sit quiet when Draupadi was being disrobed by Dushasana?

In Mahabharata, when Draupadi was being disrobed by Dushasana, why did the Pandava’s sit quiet? Is there any other reason besides the fact that they had already lost in the gambling and had become ...
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Why is Sita worshiped well but not Draupadi?

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 ...
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Who is Krishna? Is it Draupadi or an avatar of Vishnu?

I am confused with the name Krishna. As per my current knowledge, then name of the the Ninth Avatar(birth) of Narayan is Krishan/krishn (not krishna). And Krishna is the name of Draupadi. But we often ...
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Who was it that really saved Draupadī's modesty?

Contrary to popular belief, seems like it wasn't Kṛṣṇa who rescued Draupadī when she was being disrobed by Duḥśāsana. This is what Bibek Debroy writes in the introduction to his translation based on ...
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Did Draupadī ridicule Duryodhana calling him 'Blind Son of a Blind Father?'

There is one rumor that spread far and wide. That in the Maya sabhā, Draupadī ridiculed Duryodhana calling him the blind son of the blind father. One user also mentions it in his answer here: Now ...
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Did Draupadi want Karna as her sixth husband? [duplicate]

I heard this version in an old telugu film which praises Karna. I thought that was just a created story for the sake of film. I didn't believe that version. But these days, a dialogue is made popular ...
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Who among the Pāṇḍavas supported the main Kurukṣetra war and who didn't? What were their reasons?

Who among the Pāṇḍavas were for the main Kurukṣetra war and who were against it? What were their reasons for supporting or not-supporting? What about Draupadī? Did she support the war? What were her ...
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In trying to win Karna over to the Pandava side, did Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept him as her sixth husband?

After Krishna's efforts to avert the Kurukshetra war fail, as one final attempt, he tries to win Karna over to the Pandava side, but in doing so, does Krishna suggest that Draupadi would accept Karna ...
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Who was Vikarna in Mahabharata?

I know that he was a Kaurava. I read that he tried to stop Draupadi's Cheerharan. Is there truth behind this? Also, did he play any other role in the Mahabharata?
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What was Dronacharya's response during Draupadi's Cheerharan?

Did Dronacharya say or do anything to stop it? If not, why so?
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Draupadi's desired qualities in her husband in previous birth

What were the 14 qualities desired by Draupadi in her previous birth in her husband which leads her marrying Pandavas in next birth?
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Is Draupadi a goddess?

There are many myths that say Draupadi is a goddess. Many people, including myself, have prayed to her. There are many legends of her being a goddess. Some legends are given below: It is said that ...
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What is the mystery of ayOnija (अयोनिज) births?

We will come across Sita in Valmiki Ramayana, as ayOnija - अयोनिज, a non-uterine birth. Similarly, in Mahabharata, we read about Draupadi and Dhristadyumna, who are also ayOnijas, borne out of fire. ...
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How can Draupadi be a pathivrata (dutiful wife) while being married to 5 men?

What are the qualities and requirements needed to be a pathivrata? Draupadi is considered to be one of the Panchkannyas, and a great pathivrata too. This link says why Draupadi married 5 persons (the ...
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What happened to the Akshaya Patra after the exile?

In Mahabharata when five Pandavas & their wife went into forest for 12 years they lost the game of Chopat with Duryodhana, that time Draupadi used to cook food in a patra ( dish/bowl ) named ...
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Do scriptures indicate that Draupadi regretted not allowing Karna to participate in her svayaṁvara?

Some versions of the Mahabharata depict an incident where Draupadi gets to know that Karna is Kunti-putra and she regrets not allowing Karna to participate in her svayaṁvara. Is this event mentioned ...
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Why did all the Pandavas marry Draupadi?

Why did all the Pandavas (i.e. Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva) marry the same woman i.e., Draupadi? What was the circumstance under which they had to marry Draupadi?
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