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Who was it that really saved Draupadī's modesty?

Krishna saved Draupadi. First of all, just so people know what we're talking about, here is the description of Krishna saving Draupadi form being disrobed in this chapter of the Sabha Parva of the ...
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Do scriptures indicate that Draupadi regretted not allowing Karna to participate in her svayaṁvara?

In Vyasa Mahabharata, there is nothing related to it. But in one folk tale story is there. This tale is known as Stains of Jambul, in which Draupadi confesses love for Karna. Draupadi did not tell ...
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Scriptural basis for Draupadi's decision of denying Karna

According to the scriptures, the Pratiloma marriage, where the Varna of the wife is higher than that of the husband, is not considered as good. See the following passage from Agni Purana: An ...
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Who among the Pāṇḍavas supported the main Kurukṣetra war and who didn't? What were their reasons?

When DhritarAshtra denied the kingdom to PAndava due to insistence of Duryodhana, majorly they still remained hopeful for peace negotiation. They did lower down their requirements, from full ...
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What is the story of Kichak and Draupadi?

Story of Kichaka and Draupadi is described in Mahabharata, Vana Parva: Kichaka-vadha Parva from SECTION XIV to SECTION XXV. Kichaka was the brother of Sudeshna (wife of Virata) and commander of the ...
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Is Draupadi a goddess?

Yes, Draupadi is a goddess celestial Sri (not Goddess Lakshmi but Shachi/Sachi). In Adi Parva-> Sambhava Parva of Mahabharata: The faultless Draupadi, slender-waisted like the wasp, was born of a ...
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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?

The translation doesn't fit into the narrative. Before that sentence and after it, the whole narration is about coronation. To talk about Draupadi's marriage with Karna in between that topic is absurd....
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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?

Sixth period means after five Pandavas. This is how Bibek Debroy translates this verse (which is taken from BORI critical version). हिरण्मयांश्च ते कुम्भान्राजतान्पार्थिवांस्तथा | ओषध्यः सर्वबीजानि ...
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If Draupadi (of Mahabharata) was dark skinned why does Krishna call her a fair skinned woman?

The Sanskrit Shloka is: रॊदिष्यन्ति सत्रियॊ हय एवं येषां करुद्धासि भामिनि Here, the word भामिनि (bhaamini) is translated as fair lady. The word भामिनि (bhaamini) is a general term to address women....
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What is the story of Saindhava trying to Kidnap Draupadi Matha?

This incident occurred during the Vanavasa of Pandavas when they were residing in Kamyaka forest. Once upon a time all Pandavas went to for hunting and Draupadi was alone (with maid(s)) in the ...
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How can Draupadi be a pathivrata (dutiful wife) while being married to 5 men?

I have heard in upanyasams (discourses in Tamil by Krishna premi anna) that Draupadi is a combination of 5 shaktis (pancha-shakti-mayi devi) of the 5 devas of whom pandavas are amshas (or sons). Her ...
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How can Draupadi be a pathivrata (dutiful wife) while being married to 5 men?

Every women has many husbands because after death, we will get new body and new husband that is not a sin only in one birth u should have only one husband this is what shastras said. but Draupadi ...
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Were the sons of Draupadi incarnations of Vishwedevas?

Yes, the Vishwas are the same as the Vishwadevas. This excerpt from the Markandeya Purana describes how when Vishwamitra took Harishchandra's kingdom from him, five of the Vishwadevas spoke out, and ...
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Who was Vikarna in Mahabharata?

Vikarna was one of the 101 Kauravs, the son of Dhritarastra. His order of birth was as: The Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Section CXVII "Janamejaya said, 'Please recite the ...
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Did Kunti explicitly tell Pandavas to marry Draupadi?

As per Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Swayamvara Parva: Section CLXLIII, Vaisampayana said, 'Then those illustrious sons of Pritha, on returning to the potter's abode, approached their mother. And those ...
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Were all sons of Pandavas killed?

No, all sons of Pandavas were not killed. As per Adi Parva Chapter 95, Pandavas other than Arjuna had the following sons Besides these, Yudhishthira, having obtained for his wife Devika, the daughter ...
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How can Draupadi be a pathivrata (dutiful wife) while being married to 5 men?

Yes, Draupadi is a pathivrata. Because as per Markandeya Purana: The adorable Indra became incarnate in five forms (5 Pandavas). His wife was born as Draupadi from Agni: she is the wife of Indra ...
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Draupadi's desired qualities in her husband in previous birth

Draupadi did not ask for a husband with 14 qualities in her previous birth. She asked for all the virtues instead. In one of her previous births, she was chaste and beautiful, she did not obtain a ...
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Why did all the Pandavas marry Draupadi?

You need help of other Puranas and shastras to understand a particular complex seeming situation in one itihaasa or one purana. In Sanskrit its called DHARMA-SOOKSHMA meaning minute observation. ...
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Why is Sita worshiped well but not Draupadi?

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

Correct pronunciation of name in Sanskrit = कृष्ण: or Krishnaha , राम: or Raamaha , because in Sanskrit grammar, that is the first vibhakthi. The last 8th vibhakthi allows for saying Krishna (कृष्ण) ...
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Why did the Pandavas sit quiet when Draupadi was being disrobed by Dushasana?

tl;dr This was a situation, where a husband may not have ability to protect his wife, despite of his will. This is applied in all the cases below: If husband holds the command on his wife after ...
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Why is Sita worshiped well but not Draupadi?

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 ...
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What happened to the Akshaya Patra after the exile?

Here are the references of the verses of Mahabharat of this scenario. Here, "Surya-Dev" says that he will provide them food for 12 years. So, according to this statement, the Akshay-patr, either ...
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Why did all the Pandavas marry Draupadi?

In Adi Parva->Vaivahika Parva of Mahabharata, Vyasa says: O king, they who have been born as the Pandavas are none else than those Indras of old. And the celestial Sri herself who had been ...
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Scriptural basis for Draupadi's decision of denying Karna

Short answer - Shastras do not recommend Kshatriya-woman marrying Suta-man. So she rejected him. Loong answer (with points & counter-points): According to public knowledge, Karna was a Suta-putra....
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