Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna and Draupadi | Mahavidya
The Pandavas married Draupadi, the Pancala princess, daughter of Drupada, the (proposed) act [of marriage of all five brothers with Draupadi] as virtuous. wins by shooting an arrow through a row of targets) and meet their cousin Krishna. thick and thin. Their relation with Draupadi was dictated by Yudhisthir. “I'm still learning from you, as I'm trying to reach my goals. I certainly. Draupadi's birth and the purpose behind it are evoked by Vyasa to give course of her life. Even the rationale of her marriage to the five Pandavas is traced.
With the help of KrishnaPandavas rebuilt Khandavprastha into the glorious Indraprastha. The crown jewel of the kingdom was built at the Khandava forest, where Draupadi resided in the "Palace of Illusions". Trained in economy, she took upon the responsibility of looking after the treasury of the Empire, and also ran a citizen liaison.
Her duties as a busy Empress are mentioned in her famous conversation with Satyabhama, Krishna's favourite wife, during their exile. Duryodhana and his entourage were exploring the keep during their visit to Yudhishthira's Rajasuya Yagna. While touring the grounds, an unsuspecting Duryodhana fell prey to one of the many illusions that could be seen all around the palace. When he stepped on the apparently solid part of the courtyard, there was a splash and Duryodhana found himself waist deep in water, drenched from head to foot by the hidden pool.
Draupadi and her maids saw this from the balcony and were amused. Duryodhana felt extremely insulted that Draupadi and her maids saw his embarrassing predicament.
Draupadi and The Pandavas - Kristen Anthis Storybook
Draupadi joked Andhasya Putra Andhaha meaning 'a blind man's son is blind'. This famous story does not feature in Veda Vyasa's Mahabharatha. The story of 'blind man's son is blind' was the figment of imagination of much later playwright. It gained immense popularity gradually, and was repeatedly depicted in various adaptations of the epic across the length and breadth of the country. The most popular depiction was by B.
Chopra in his masterpiece Mahabharata series that aired on Doordarshan in We find several references to blindness of the characters by eminent playwright Dharmveer Bharti, in his famous play 'Andha Yuga'. The play was published inin Hindi weekly magazine, Dharma Yuga. In Vyasa's Sanskrit epic, the scene is quite different. In the Sanskrit epic, Draupadi is not mentioned in the scene at all, either laughing or insulting Duryodhana.
Nonetheless, Duryodhana felt insulted by the behavior of the four Pandavas, stoking his hatred of them. Later on, he went back to Hastinapur, and expressed his immense agony on witnessing the riches of the Pandavas to his blind father, which was the root cause for inviting his cousins for the dice-game.
His main wish was to usurp the wealth of his cousins which they had accumulated on account of the Rajasuya Yajna. Known to few, during this conversation, Duryodhan mentions how he had observed Draupadi serving food to everyone, including physically challenged citizens as the Empress.
He says to his father,"And, O king, Yajnaseni, without having eaten herself, daily seeth whether everybody, including even the deformed and the dwarfs, hath eaten or not. It is here, where he fleetingly mentioned Draupadi's name, who accordingly to Duryodhan, had "joined in the laughter with other females. This laughter of Draupadi's was later on singled out and romanticized by various poets and bards for years as a symbolic cause for the dice-game, and eventually the war.
In Vyasa's Sanskrit epic, Draupadi's role in insulting Duryodhana is trivial compared to the exaggerated treatment it has received in popular adaptations. This key incident is often considered to mark a definitive moment in the story of Mahabharata.
It is one of the driving reasons that ultimately led to the Kurukshetra war. Together with his maternal uncle ShakuniDuryodhana conspired to call on the Pandavas to Hastinapur and win their kingdoms in a game of gambling.
There is a famous folklore that the plan's architect, Shakuni had magic dice that would never disobey his will, as they were made from the bones of Shakuni's father. This story however is non-existent in the Sanskrit epic.
As the game proceeds, Yudhishthira loses everything at first. In the second round, Yudhishthira's brother Nakula is stake, and Yudhishthira loses him. Yudhisthira subsequently gambles away Sahdev, Arjuna and Bheem.
Finally, Yudhishthira puts himself at stake, and loses again. For Duryodhana, the humiliation of the Pandavas was not complete. He prods Yudhishthira that he has not lost everything yet; Yudhishthira still has Draupadi with him and if he wishes he can win everything back by putting Draupadi at stake. Inebriated by the game, Yudhishthira, to the horror of everybody present, puts Draupadi up as a bet for the next round.
Playing the next round, Shakuni wins. Draupadi was horrified after hearing that she was staked in the game and now is a slave for Duryodhana. Draupadi questions Yudhishthira's right on her as he had lost himself first and she was still the queen.
Duryodhana, angry with Draupadi's questions, commands his younger brother Dushasana to bring her into the court, forcefully if he must. Dushasana drags Draupadi to the court by the hair. Seeing this, Bheem pledges to remove Dushasana's hands, as they touched Draupadi's hair. Now in an emotional appeal to the elders present in the forum, Draupadi repeatedly questions the legality of the right of Yudhishthira to place her at stake.
In order to provoke the Pandavas further, Duryodhana bares and pats his thigh looking into Draupadi's eyes, implying that she should sit on his thigh. In rage Bhima vows in front of the entire assembly that he would break that thigh of Duryodhana, or accept being Duryodhana's slave for seven lifetimes.
At this time Vikarnaa brother of Duryodhana asks the kings assembled in the court to answer the question of Draupadi. He gives his opinion that Draupadi is not won rightfully as Yudhishthira lost himself first before staking her. Besides, no one has right to put a woman on bet according to shastras; not a husband, father, or even the gods.
Hearing these words, Karna gets angry and says that when Yudhishthira lost all his possession he also lost Draupadi, even specifically staking her. He orders Dushasana to take away the rich garments of Pandavas and Draupadi. A miracle occurs henceforward, which is popularly attributed to Krishna.
Dushasana unwraps layers and layers of her sari.
- Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna and Draupadi
As her sari keeps getting extended, everyone looks upon in awe, and Dushasana himself is forced to stop due to exhaustion.
This vow unsettles the entire court. The only Kauravas who object to the disrobing of Draupadi in the court are Vikarna and Vidura. Vidura openly calls Duryodhana a snake and a demon, but after finding no support even from his own brother, Vidura is helpless. Karna further orders Dushasana to take Draupadi to the servants' quarters and derisively asks her to choose another husband who unlike Yudhistira would not gamble her away. Just then, jackals call out as a mark of evil omen.
Queen mother Gandhari enters the scene and counsels Dhritarashtra to undo her sons' misdeeds. Fearing the ill-omens, Dhritarashtra intervenes and grants Draupadi a boon.
Draupadi asks that her husband Yudisthir be freed from bondage so her son Prativindhya would not be called a slave. In order to pacify her further, Dhritarashtra offers a second boon. Calmly, she asks for the freedom of the Pandavas along with their weapons. When Dhritarashtra asks her for her third wish, she reminds him that a kshatriya woman can seek only two wishes, three would be a sign of greed.
Dhristarashtra gives them back their wealth, and grants them permission to go home. Amused by the sudden turn of events, Karna remarks that they "have never heard of such an act, performed by any of the women noted in this world for their beauty.
Yudhishtira yet again accepts the invitation and loses, and goes on an exile with his brothers and wife Draupadi. Living in exile[ edit ] Abduction by Jayadratha[ edit ] Draupadi taken to forest by Simhika, who plans to kill her While the Pandavas were in the Kamyaka forest, they often went hunting, leaving Draupadi alone.
At this time Jayadrathathe son of Vriddhakshatra and the husband of Duryodhana's sister Dussalapassed through Kamyaka forest on the way to Salwa Desa.
Jayadratha met Draupadi and then started beseeching her to go away with him and desert her husbands. Draupadi pointed out the immorality of deserting one's spouses when they were in difficulty, and attempted to stall and dissuade Jayadradtha by describing how the Pandavas would punish him.
Failing with words, Jayadratha forced her onto his chariot. Meanwhile, the Pandavas finished their hunt and found Draupadi missing. Learning of their wife's abduction by Jayadratha they rushed to save her. On seeing the Pandavas coming after him, Jayadratha left Draupadi on the road, though ultimately the Pandavas managed to arrest him.
Yudhishthira urged Bhima to spare Jayadratha's life for the sake of Dussala and Gandharimuch to the indignation of Draupadi. In some versions of the story, Yudhishthira asks Draupadi to pass the sentence since it was she who was attacked, and she begrudgingly counsels to spare him because of the relations they share.
He then made a rule that Draupadi must live with one brother for a set period, and during this period, the other brothers cannot touch her. It was Yudhisthir, who decided that Draupadi will live for one year with each brother and that since he is the eldest, she will start the cycle with him. He said that the brother who broke this rule will have to go into exile for 12 years.
Further, the same punishment will apply if any brother happens to disturb the other when he is carnally engaged with Draupadi. This punishment actually came into play when Arjun disturbed Yudhisthir and Draupadi. Arjun had to retrieve his weapons from the armory, in order to help a poor Brahmin whose cows had been stolen by thieves.
As a result, Arjun had to depart on his 12 exile. During these 12 years, Arjun meets Indra Dev, gets cursed by Urvashi celestial nymphlearns lot of new skills from multiple teachers Shiva, Indra, etcmarries Subadhra, followed by Chitrangada, etc.
He always fulfilled all her desires and could not bear seeing her hurt. It was Bhim, who brought her flowers from Kuber's garden. He even cried when he learnt that his wife would have to serve as a Sairandhri servant to Queen Sudeshna of Matsya. He was the one who killed Kauravas to avenge the insult to Draupadi. Draupadi also ran to Bhim when she was molested by Keechak in Matsya Kingdom. She was prone to outbursts of rage, and made unreasonable, unwise demands. Though a savage monster with others, Bhim was always tender with Draupadi.