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Wife of Pandavas, also known as Panchali.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Are there Acharyas who talk about Krishna offering Droupadi to Karna as a wife?

As I know, there are almost 20 translators from the Mahabharata including KMG and BORI that contain the translation of Krishna offering Droupadi as a wife. But I'm curious if Acharyas have talked ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 form ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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?