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Yudhishtir And Draupadi has 36 ratings and 7 reviews. A poetic verse which seeks to delve the most unexplored relationship of Mahabharata in context of one . Read Yudhisthar and Draupadi: A Tale of Love, Passion and the Riddles of Existence book reviews & author details and more at serii.info Free delivery on . A Swayamwar(Marriage ritual where Lady chooses her husband based on a Draupadi counselled Jayadratha to run to Yudhisthira and to beg for forgiveness.
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. 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.
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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.
Before freeing him, the Pandavas shaved Jayadratha's head at five places in order to publicly humiliate him. One day Kichakaand the commander of king Virata 's forces, happened to see Draupadi. He was filled with lust by looking at her and requested her hand in marriage.
Draupadi refused him, saying that she was already married to Gandharvas. She warned Kichaka that her husbands were very strong and that he would not be able to escape death at their hands. Later, he forced his sister, the queen Sudeshnato help him win Draupadi.
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Sudeshana ordered Draupadi to fetch wine from Kichaka's house, overriding Draupadi's protests. When Draupadi went to get wine, Kichaka tried to molest her.
Draupadi escaped and runs into the court of Virata. Kichaka kicked her in front of all the courtiers, including Yudhishthira. Fearful of losing his most powerful warrior, even Virat did not take any action. Bhima is present, and only a look from Yudhishthira prevents him from attacking Kichaka.
We can then place our order online. Bheem — Arrey Arjun, you can do it. Animatedly taking his hands to his heart For the love of Draupadi you must give your best shot. Arjun — Ok Ok. Yudhisthira —Even if we manage to get the laptop and order the gifts how will it reach us in this remote kingdom?
And again, we are on a tight budget here. They offer the best discounted deals and express delivery. All the best Arjun! We shall all meet by that riverside cave tomorrow afternoon. No one should see us. The lamp goes out and there is sound of footsteps. Scene 2 Setting — Yudhisthira is sitting on an elevated stone while Bheem, Nakul and Sahadeva are sitting in a semi-circle below. They are impatiently waiting for Arjun. I hope he managed to get the laptop.
Yudhisthira — Calm down Bheem. Arjun is quite prudenthe must have…. Interrupted by Sahadeva — See Arjun dada is coming.
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Arjun enters the cave and unfolds the huge shawl covering his half of his face. Takes out the laptop and hands it over to Sahadeva — Here you go. Yudhisthira — Are you sure nobody was following you? Arjun —Nothing to worry, dada.
I have to leave pronto for the King has invited some guests for dinner and there is so much work to do in the kitchen. Nakul — Ok, has everybody thought of what to gift Draupadi? Yudhisthira dada, what is in your wishlist. Yudhisthira — Draupadi is a wise lady and I wish to give her a book on Philosophy and dharma.
I know she is a voracious reader and loves to accumulate knowledge. But will you get such a book on Baggout? We have Flipkart on Baggout and nobody sells books like they do. Looking towards Bheem What are you smiling at, dada?
Will your baggout have something in kitchen supplies?
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Bheem rolling his hand on the stomach — Hahaha! Nakul types and clicks on laptop quickly — Done. Bheem peering on the laptop — And you got a heart-shaped mould for me! Arjun — I want to give her a pepper spray. The scriptures refer to other women who had many husbands: Marisha, who married the ten Prachetas brothers and Jatila who was the common wife of seven sages.
In early societies with high infant mortality rate and short lifespan, polygamy was preferred to polyandry. When a man had many wives, the family could have more children than a woman who had many husbands. But polyandry had benefits too — sharing a wife assured sharing of property and no division of the land. In temples, one does see gods with many wives: This is either accepted matter-of-factly or simply explained away using metaphysics. But there are no images of the Goddess with multiple husbands.
Usually her doorkeepers, such as Kala Bhairav and Gora Bhairava, are described as her sons or servants. The idea of the Goddess with more than one husband is unacceptable.
Even suggesting it is blasphemous.