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[After returning from Swayamvar,] Arjuna childishly addressed his mother first "look mother, what we have brought." Assuming it was simply alms, Kunti un-mindfully and unassumingly asked her son to share whatever it is with his brothers. Thus, in order to obey his mother's order (either on general principle or because of Arjuna's aforementioned vow), all ...


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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 Mahabharata: When the attire of Draupadi was being thus dragged, the thought of Hari, (And she herself cried aloud, saying), 'O Govinda, O thou who dwellest in ...


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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 regret words to Karna, but she confessed during the exile in 13 year near some lake. She also asked Krishna why Krishna did not tell her as he knew everything, ...


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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 Indraprastha to just 5 villages/towns. Here is the summary from Udyoga Parva of their views, before Krishna went for peace talks. 1. Yudhishtira -- Peace Yudhishthira ...


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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. It would have been either before or after the coronation topic. Even the first part of that verse talks about queens and princesses bringing various items for ...


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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 army of Virata. He saw Drupadi when she was serving as Sairindhri in the palace of Sudeshna. Kichaka wanted to marry Draupadi but she refused and said she is ...


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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 anuloma marriage is a marriage where the husband is from a higher class than the wife. The offspring of such a marriage belong to the mother’s class. A pratiloma ...


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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. It doesn't mean a fair skinned woman. It may mean glorious woman, brilliant woman, splendid woman, lovely woman, beautiful woman, charming woman, or it can ...


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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 portion of Sachi (the queen of the celestials), in the line of Drupada. In Adi Parva->Vaivahika Parva of Mahabharata, Vyasa says: O king, they who have ...


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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 सर्वरत्नानि वीरुधः ||१४|| राजन्या राजकन्याश्चाप्यानयन्त्वभिषेचनम् | षष्ठे च त्वां तथा काले द्रौपद्युपगमिष्यति ||१५|| The kings and princes who ...


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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 hermitage, Jayadrtha came there. Jaydratha was going for his marriage to the kingdom of Salwa and he saw Draupadi there. By seeing the beauty of Draupadi his mind ...


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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 Vishwamitra put a curse on them to be born as humans: But then spoke five Vishwadevas in pity, "This Vishwamitra is very wicked; what worlds will he ...


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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 first of men represented Yajnaseni unto their mother as the alms they had obtained that day. And Kunti who was there within the room and saw not her sons, ...


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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 changes her body gaining new virgin body for each pandava and always faithful to each pandava at that time not with relation with other pandava with heart and body ...


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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 of Govasana of the Saivya tribe, in a self-choice ceremony, begat upon her a son named Yaudheya. And Bhima also obtaining for a wife Valandhara, the daughter ...


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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 names of Dhritarashtra's sons according to the order of their birth.' "Vaisampayana said, 'Their names, O king, according to the order of birth, are Duryodhana,...


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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 alone, and of no one else. Related Question(s): Is Draupadi a goddess? Why did all the Pandavas marry Draupadi?


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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 husband. She did penance to please Lord Shiva to get a husband possessed with every virtue. Since she asked for a husband five times, Lord Shiva granted a boon of ...


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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 being defeated [Bhishma's version of morality] Husband loses the command on his wife after being defeated [Draupadi's version of morality] Husband doesn't have ...


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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 ...


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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. People who don't understand Sanskrit read Mahabharata in other languages and those film and serial makers , not knowing the dharma-sookshma make films/serials which ...


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Yes, Jayadratha attended Draupadi swayamvar: Bhagiratha, Vrihatkshatra, Jayadratha the son of Sindhu, Vrihadratha, Valhika, the mighty charioteer Srutayu, Uluka, Kaitava, Chitrangada and Suvangada, the highly intelligent Vatsaraja, the king of Kosala, Sisupala and the powerful Jarasandha, these and many other great kings--all Kshatriyas celebrated ...


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They didn't want the blood to touch the ground because they wanted to hide this incident from Arjuna (Vrihannala) to save Virata and his kingdom. From the same chapter that you used in question, Let Uttara enter alone; Vrihannala must not come in. Such is the vow of that hero of mighty arms that whoever causeth a wound on my person or sheddeth my blood ...


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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 lost it power after 12 years, or it went back to Surya-Dev after 12 years. Please note that: Dharm-raj is a reference to yudhistr in this verse. And the Akshay-...


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