Sarala Mahabharat: YUDHISTHIRA
While the fact that Yudhisthira gambled Draupadi might suggest that women . The question begs itself: How were the Kauravas' skills tested by having They couldn't have got the Karna-Draupadi relationship more wrong. Draupadi is one of the most popular and controversial heroines of Hindu Arjuna does stumble in once while she is in the arms of Yudhishtira. And Yudhishtira, the son of Kunti, beholding his younger marriage of Draupadi to all five brothers becomes an attempt to neutralize the seductive . test had made the Pandavas win not only ―a beautiful wife but also powerful allies‖.
But Yudhishthira refused to do so, citing the dog's unflinching loyalty as a reason. Indra said he let his family die, but Yudhishthira said he could not prevent their death's, but to abandon a poor creature was a great sin. It turned out that the dog was his god-mother Dharma Devatha in disguise. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message Dark and difficult was the Road Upon reaching heaven, Yudhishthira did not find either his virtuous brothers or his wife Draupadi.
Instead, he only saw Duryodhana and his allies. The Gods told him that his brothers were in Naraka one of the vedic hellsatoning for their sins. Yudhishthira loyally went to Naraka to meet his brothers, but the sight of gore and blood horrified him. After hearing the voices of his beloved brothers and Draupadi calling out to him, asking him to stay with them in their misery, he remained. Yudhishthira ordered the divine charioteer to return.
He preferred to live in hell with good people than in a heaven with his enemies. Eventually this turned out to be another illusion to test him and also to enable him to atone for his sin of deceiving his guru during the war where he half-lied to Drona about Ashwatthama's death.
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Thereafter, Indra and Krishna appeared before him and told him that his brothers including Karna were already in heaven but so were his enemies. Yudhishthira's Curse[ edit ] After he was made aware that Karna was his elder brother, Yudhishthira cursed all women with not being able to hide any secrets. Had Yudhishthira's mother Kunti not kept that fact a secret, the war might have been averted, with millions spared.
This is written by Author Pampa in his Pampa Bharata and is not mentioned in Mahabharata of Vyasa  Skills[ edit ] He was said to be very good at spear-fighting and at chariot racing. Yudhishthira was a polyglot, knowing unusual languages. Draupadi is a central character in the story and her relationship with her husbands is also essential to the epic battle Narsimhan xxvi. This article focuses on the relationship between the three elder Pandavas; namely, Yudhisthira, Bhima and Arjuna and their beloved wife, Draupadi.
Draupadi was a part incarnation of Sri and was born as a daughter to Drupada, the king of Panchala Bhawalkar 2. She had expert knowledge of political science and was known as Pandita the great learned one Bhawalkar Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas, in his jealousy tried killing the Pandavas and their mother Kunti, who escaped from the fire and went into exile Narsimhan xxi.
Arjuna, who went to the Svayamvara disguised as a Brahmin, won her hand. Arjuna being a great archer was able to pierce the target through a revolving wheel and thus won the hand of Draupadi Bhawalkar On the way back from the court, Bhima and Arjuna decided to play a prank on their mother, Kunti, and introduced Draupadi as alms.
Kunti made the mistake of asking them to share the alms with their brothers. Thus, as respect for their mother, Draupadi was taken as wife by all the five Pandavas: Draupadi had special relationship with her husbands.
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Besides being a wife, Draupadi had a cordial friendship with Yudhisthira and they counseled each other frequently. Yudhisthira listened to her council in areas of politics and running of his kingdom. He had lengthy conversations with Draupadi about Dharma where they did not see eye to eye Bhawalkar Yudhisthira staked Draupadi on a game of dice with Kauravas, which he lost. It was at this time he describes her beauty, which shows how much he adored her. She is not too short, nor is she too large; nor is she too dark nor is her complexion red.
She has eyes reddened from passion. I will stake her—whose eyes and fragrance are like autumnal lotuses.
Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna and Draupadi
Attached to modesty, she is, in beauty, equal to Sri, the goddess of beauty. He grieved deeply, and he felt utterly miserable. When he said that he wanted to leave the kingdom in the hands of his brothers and retire to the forest, he knew that his brothers were not with him. That indeed was the first time he said that he would go to the forest alone. His brothers responded by saying unkind words to him. He probably had never been as lonely as then, as though time comes when one committed to dharma finds himself utterly lonely.
Whenever they met, Krishna paid his obeisance to him, and never said a single word about him that would even remotely suggest lack of reverence. But Krishna wanted war, and through his unreasonable, in fact impossible, demands of which Yudhisthira knew nothing, he ensured that war took place.
It would appear to be a cynical act of betrayal, looking at it from the worldly perspective. It was, however, quite different from point of view of divine purpose, but we need not dwell on it here. As for Draupadi, she performed her traditional role as his wife, but worked against his wishes at his back on the issue that mattered to him most.
This was the man whom death would not touch. Draupadi as the goddess of death had declared it to Bhima on that fateful night. Yudhisthira was not just the biological son of the god Dharma, he was a practitioner of dharma in life - in his word, thought and deed, he served the cause of dharma. How could the embodiment of dharma on earth become a victim of death? How could dharma die?
True, dharma needs the support of power. Without power, dharma is ineffective. Yudhisthira needed the support of Krishna, and then of his brothers. He told Krishna so very often that everything the Pandavas had was because of his grace. And Krishna was obliged to support Yudhisthira; that was in some sense his avataara dharma.
But unlike dharma, protectors of dharma need not be beyond death. In the changed times either dharma would remain ineffective or new protectors of it would emerge.