2) The “spiritual love” is NOT true, between Krishna and Draupadi. Also, it dismayed other wives of the Pandavas, but nobody complaining owing to Draupadi’s explosive and dominating nature. Seeing this angered Dushsasana who attacked but had to flee, not able to stand the might of Ghatotkacha. ( Log Out /  She has reason to doubt them. Thus as punishment for this unforgivable crime, he was asked to surrender his protective forehead gem and Krishna cursed him that, he will roam in jungles with his non-withering wounds, oozing blood, puss, and pain. Draupadi’s father Drupada, king of Panchala, creates her with the sole purpose of destroying the Kuru household that patronized Drona, who used his students, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, to conquer and then divide Panchala. Whatever is here, is found elsewhere. Draupadi was named Nalayani in her previous birth. But do you know that Draupadi symbolizes binding of the five chakras in human body? Draupadi will try to stop him, but he will justify his actions, “They must never forget their children’s villainy. This hideous act by Kaurava warlord, Ashwathama was unanimously criticized. Then why would she curse Ghatotkach who was like a son to her. Nalayani became Draupadi in later life because of a curse by her husband Later, Nalayani was born as Draupadi who was married to the five brothers, the Pandavas. But the brave student was unmoved and tolerated the pain in order not to disturb his teacher’s nap. Nalayani was cursed to never be married as she had angered a sage during his penance. During Arjuna’s visit to his biological father Indra in the heavenly abode, a celestial nymph named Urvashi was romantically attracted towards him. Using the magic of the rakshasas, Ghatotkacha … He imparted Karna with the highest degree of knowledge. Thank you. Hidimba couldn’t control herself when she heard Draupadi’s curse. When Ghatotkacha visited his father’s kingdom for the first time, he did not pay respect to Drauapdi on his mother’s (Hidimba’s) orders. Parshurama trained only Brahmin boys and none other. It was decided to share her amongst all the five brothers, on the directives of their mother. She was Krishna’s sister, Subhadra. Here are some important and famous curses which changed the course of the great epic. The sage granted her a boon, which caused an unending stream of cloth to cover her when Dushasan was trying to strip her. This infuriated everyone including Lord Shrikrishna. She could not tolerate injustice and ill-treatment at all. Krishna, Arjuna and Bhima went and captured Asvatthama and brought him to Draupadi for her to take the final decision. While roaming in his Kingdom, Karna saw a small girl crying inconsolably. She was hurt by Karna’s bone-crushing fist. Likewise, Mahabharata is filled with many such curses. Her popularity endures, as evidenced by the viewing figures for the recent Hindi TV series of the Mahabharat on Star Plus, and their spin-off film about Draupadi. Although being most hated utterance, is an integral part of our Mythologies. would also play out their respective parts. Draupadi always favored Arjuna but alas, Arjuna was not happy with the fact that he had to share the prize he has won with 4 brothers. Although Krishna told her that there was no sin involved in killing such a murderer, Draupadi could feel the pain Drona’s wife could feel at the loss of her son. Draupadi, angered by this, cursed Ghatokacha that he would be killed by a divine weapon. Draupadi mentioned a condition in front of Pandavas that only one brother was allowed to enter her chamber at a time. But she couldn’t control herself when she heard Draupadi’s curse. Why forgive them? His life indeed was cursed right from the beginning when his mother abandoned him on the very first day of his birth. Draupadi uttered a horrible curse that Ghatotkacha’s life would be short, and that he would be killed without a fight – a terrible eventuality for a kshatriya. The bee literally bored a hole in it making a pond of blood around. There is a reason why Duryodhana did not participate in Draupadi’s swayamvara.It’s because he was already married to the princess of Kalinga, Bhanumati. Conclusion – Whether Draupadi rejects Karna or not: From the above discussion, we can conclude that Karna participated in Draupadi’s Swayamvar and failed in the task. Kindly forgive if I am wrong here. View all posts by Geet Akolkar. Karna was not in a position to be rejected again and posed as a Brahmin. Power of words especially uttered in pain can destroy what great battles or famines or floods can’t. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. So all was fair with it. In later life, he was cursed not once but many times. The polyandrous queen of the Pandavas was known for her short-temperedness! Draupadi needs no introduction. Thus clarified that he won’t make out with her considering it to be taboo. In turn, Hidimbi cursed Draupadi, that her as yet unborn children would also be murdered one day. Thus Yudhishthira cannot be blamed to utter lie. Change ). Curses are mainly an outburst of anger caused by agony, cheating or wrongdoings. Such a kitchen is the mark of a good homemaker (she is sometimes referred to as “Annapurna”). Hidimba couldn’t control herself when she heard Draupadi’s curse. She even condemned great warriors such as Bhishma, Drona, Kripacharya and her husbands for not saving her from the humiliation during Cheer-Haran episode. Arjuna, unaware of this, entered the chamber and saw his elder brother with Draupadi. She cursed almost everyone or everything which annoyed her. She was married to all the five Pandava brothers, but she was not their only wife. ( Log Out /  Draupadi quickly tore a piece of her garment to cover him. For the same reason, her curse would have the power of becoming true, not the angry words of a dishonoured woman. Urvashi modified, rather curtailed the curse for one year. This gesture angered Draupadi and cursed him that, he will have a short life! Draupadi then cursed Kichaka with death by her husband's hand. Then suddenly he heard a woman’s mourning, it was none other than mother-earth. In earlier avatars, she was born as Vedavati, who cursed Raavan. He also gave him many celestial weapons including Brahmastra! Their silence led to the death of your sons and my Ghatotkacha. It further establishes the fact that if Karna failed in the task, then there is no point of Draupadi rejecting him saying that he is a Sutaputra. 1) “Rare in the culture of ancient times, Draupadi was a fearless woman.” Please revisit this. During the period of exile of the Pandavas, Ghatotkacha not only served the Pandavas himself, but other Rakshasas of his clan also served the Pandavas and … And he blamed his mother for all this. Draupadi uttered a horrible curse that Ghatotkacha’s life would be short, and that he would be killed without a fight – a terrible eventuality for a kshatriya. He said no Brahmin can endure such a pain. Wife of the five Pandavas and daughter of Drupad, she appeared to put an end to the evil Kauravas. She was the mysterious, fiery yet compassionate queen of the five Pandava brothers, and is also considered as the sole reason behind the great Mahabharat war. Rare in the culture of ancient times, Draupadi was a fearless woman. However, there are some inaccuracies that I need to point out. She was on the verge of an emotional breakdown. In other words, disregarding popular practice of the times, the Pandavas could not bring their other wives to Indra-prastha. Draupadi knew this too, which is why she starts having a soft corner for Karna. According to Narad Purana and Vayu Purana, Draupadi is the composite avatar of Goddess Shyamala (wife of Dharma), Bharati (wife of Vayu), Shachi (wife of Indra), Usha (wife of Ashwins) and Parvati (wife of Shiva). Annoyed with cheating and hiding his true self Parshurama cursed him that, all the knowledge he acquired, using false identity will be forgotten when he needs it the most. She wondered, who this man was? The secret of Draupadi and her relationship with the Pandavas - Whilst polygamy is no more in practice, India sure has a record breaking history in this department. Laughing it off, Kichaka only doubted their whereabouts and asked those present where the Gandharvas were. Hidimba in her anger cursed Drauapdi’s children and the two queens almost killed the Pandava lineage. Parshurama woke up with a start and sensed the situation. This arrangement worked well until one day when Ghatotkach, son of Bhīma and Hidimba came to visit his father. This in-turn infuriated Hidimba, she reminded that her son was king regent and it is not compulsory for him to pay respect to an unchaste woman like her. He went to console destressed Gandhari who has not only lost her 100 sons but her grandsons and the Empire. May it be the Kuru clan or poor harmless dog. The story goes that the sage’s loincloth was once carried away by the Ganges. In the end, on the evening of the 17Th day of the Kurukshetra war, all three curses converged at one point and caused Karna his life. Shiva Purana attributes her miraculous rescue to a boon granted by Durvasa. The man was actually Sage Kindama. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Draupadi is also referred to as Panchali (meaning one from the kingdom of Panchala), Yajnaseni (meaning one born from a Yajna or fire-sacrifice), Mahabhaaratii (great wife of the five descendents of Bharata) and Sairandhri (an expert maid, her assumed name during her second exile in which she worked as Virat kingdom’s queen Sudeshna’s hair-stylist). May it be the Kuru clan or poor harmless dog. After the inglorious duel between Bhīma and Duryodhana, wherein latter was slain by deceit and gyp, Ashwathama lost his mind. But another hurdle was awaiting him. The brother who entered her chamber was to keep his shoes outside the door. Thus the two quarreling ended Pandava’s lineage over trivial issues. And this, in full view of the assembly of the family elders, great sages, courtiers, and hundreds and hundreds of kings who had assembled at Indraprastha for Yudhisthira’s raajaswiya jajna . She, as Sairandhri, again demanded justice directly from king Virata when she was insulted by his brother-in-law Kichaka. This vexed Urvashi. Besides, why blame anyone. The emotions behind curses are so pure and so intense that its effect is bang-on and long-lasting, sometimes passing on from generation to generation. Their tales pre-exist. Hence Parashurama took him under his tutelage. When Ghatotkacha visited his father Bheem’s kingdom for the first time, he did not pay respect to Draupadi as his mother Hidimba had ordered him to do so. ( Log Out /  Misguided fools. But what is not here, is nowhere else. It is the dharma of Kshthriya. The heroine of Mahabharatha, hence was called Mahabharathi, by whom the epic meets its climax.. Who was She?. Since he hasn’t his entire life. Eventually one day he was attracted towards his sensual wife Madari and die. The polyandrous queen of the Pandavas was known for her short-temperedness! Ghatotkacha smashed his chariot and Doshan barely escaped. But as no man could possess all the qualities, he told her she will be the wife of five men who collectively possess all the qualities. Sage Kindama was infuriated. She was angry and gave yet another curse to poor Karna that, in the most vital war, mother earth will hold his chariot wheel tightly as he did to her. Draupadi, acknowledged as a pure and virtuous woman despite her rather fiery nature, provides a very different – and, some would say, dangerous – example of wifehood. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Who resisted her? Here is an account of three important curses which were the cause of his death. There are also stories of Draupadi asking for a husband with 14 qualities in her previous birth. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The truth hurt Yudishtra very badly. Draupadi is Kula kundaliniwhich binds the five chakras in the human body and is present in spinal cords of Humans. But the lord blew his panchajanya aloud making kunjara: to be inaudible. She asked Yudishtra to cremate Karna with respect as he is her child and his elder brother. ... Draupadi angry said I curse your son to die in the hand of Karna. Having no option left Karna, took the wet soil and crushed it with all his might and squeezed the ghee out of it. Thus the curse was used by Arjuna during the incognito period to disguise himself as a eunuch named Brhannala teaching dance and music to Matsya Princess Uttara. After the Mahabharata war, Pandavas went to Hastinapur to officially take over the Empire. She meditates on lord Shiva and when he … He happened to spot a pair of deer and shot at one of the animals. Draupadi agreed to the arrangement only on one condition that, none of her husbands must bring their personal wives and children to her household and that she must be given the status of the queen. ( Log Out /  She rushed to her, and called her a wretched, sinful woman. From Yayati’s to Shakuntala to Kuru clan to Lord Shrikrishna, has not escaped retribution from curses. Thus filled the girl’s pot making her happy. While approaching his kill he heard an agonizing cry of a man. There are many places even in Mahabharat where ladies were warriors. The violation of this condition had a strict penalty – the offender was to leave immediately for year long exile. That is why they are considered brother and sister although Draupadi was born from fire. Draupadi despised Bhim and Hidimba’s child Ghatotkacha as Hidimba was a witch. ,... he used to carry the burden of his sins for 3000 years until end., Pandavas went to Hastinapur to officially take over the Empire angered this... 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