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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 ...


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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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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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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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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 obtain, ...


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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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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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The story you mentioned has no basis in scripture, at least not in Vyāsa Mahābhārata. Moreover, according to Vyāsa Mahābhārata, the svayaṁvara was rigged. King Drupada was very keen on giving Draupadi away to only Arjuna and nobody else, even before the svayaṁvara began. Yajnasena [Drupada] always cherished the desire of bestowing his daughter on Kiriti ...


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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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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 arrangement was of living 1 year alone with each pandava, while none of the others would enter their premises. She would do 'agni-pravesh' (entering fire) and ...


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According to this translation of the Āndhra Mahābhārata, it appears that along with all five Pāṇḍavas, Draupadī also laughed at Duryodhana: Suyodhana walked on such a plain ground and fell into a deep pond and his clothes were wet. On seeing this Pandavas and Droupadi laughed. Dharmaja immediately gave him some clothes and ornaments. Suyodhana felt ...


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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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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) or Raama (राम) when calling the person. Note - this is not Krishnaa (कृष्णा) or Raamaa (रामा), which is not technically correct male name. But when calling ...


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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 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 been ...


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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 ...


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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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Yes, he did. The exact word Karṇa uses to refer to Draupadī is bandhakī (बन्धकी): 02,061.035a   eko bhartā striyā devair vihitaḥ kurunandana 02,061.035c   iyaṃ tv anekavaśagā bandhakīti viniścitā ...which translates to: bandhakī    f. ("connected", scilicet with many men), an unchaste woman, harlot, courtesan Bibek Debroy ...


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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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Your whole question is based on a false premise. According to the Critical Edition of the Mahābhārata, Draupadī did not reject Karṇa based on his (birth-based) varṇa or profession. In fact, Karṇa participated in the svayaṃvara just like the other assembled kṣatriya kings, then attempted to string the bow and failed at it. Chapter 179   (Droupadi-...


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On command of Ambika/Ambalika their daasi visited Vyasa and Vidura born. Dhritrastra had a son named Yuyutsu from a daasi during Gandhari's pregnancy. But, such things were not agreed by all daasis. For example, Keechaka asked Shairandhri for the same which she refused. When he forced to do so Shairandhri's husband Vallabh killed him. In specific case of ...


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Is it true that, Indrasenā, daughter of Nala, is born in her next life as Draupadī according to the Vyāsa Mahābhārata or any other authentic scripture? The answer depends on what you consider as authentic. If you believe the BORI Critical Edition of Mahābhārata to be the most authentic, then the story connecting Indrasenā, the daughter of Nala, with ...


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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.. except Kunti none else knew his real birth as son of Surya deva with Kunti solely through use of Durvasa mantra (without any physical union). Suta means ...


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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? Yes, here is what the famous medieval commentator Kumarila Bhatta said: The unlawful intercourse of the five Pandavas with a common wife has been very well explained by Vyasa himself: "Draupadi appeared, in full bloom of youth, out of ...


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Dronacharya was silent. Here's what Bhishma says immediately after the disrobing episode in this chapter of the Sabha Parva of the Mahabharata: I have already said, O blessed one that the course of morality is subtle. Even the illustrious wise in this world fail to understand it always. What in this world a strong man calls morality is regarded as such by ...


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