Was there really love between Karna and Draupadi?? Know the complete truth with proof.
If the stories of Mahabharata are understood closely, then you all will feel that there were only two such characters, who not only got injustice, but who were the two most powerful characters. One Draupadi and the other Karna. 'O' Yes, where Karna had to be a victim of neglect all his life, even after getting the fortune of five husbands, not a single one could protect her honor. However, both of them had insulted each other in two chapters of Mahabharata period. Now let's go to the main topic of today.........
Let us first know about this untold love story of Danveer Karna and Panchali Draupadi which is being promoted on many social media these days….It is very important to understand this. Later I will try to break this myth completely with the knowledge I have acquired.
It is said that if Draupadi had not been there, then Mahabharata would not have happened, but in this entire story, as much injustice happened to this female character as no one else. An ordinary woman had all the female-accessible weaknesses like hidden love, jealousy, envy within her. She was considered weak in the crowd of men, but Draupadi's infinite anguish became her strength.
However, now we are not talking about Draupadi's struggle, but that 'event', which if it had happened, history could have been something else. That little incident that got buried in the untold stories of Mahabharata. That incident was about the love of Draupadi and Karna. Yes! This astonishing truth was revealed by Karna himself in the last moments of Mahabharata in front of Bhishma Pitamah lying on his deathbed. The truth that Draupadi knew but hide it in her heart for the vow of her father.
The story of the love between Draupadi and Arjuna is found in the Mahabharata. There are stories of her becoming the wife of the five Pandavas, but a humiliating incident related to Karna is remembered. But this is an incomplete truth...
Draupadi wanted a groom who is full of all virtues, who is a skilled warrior, who is good in every aspect and with strong physique, he should have moral qualities and he is also intelligent. But all these qualities were present in only one warrior, in Maharathi Karna. But in the Mahabharata period, both of them were not written to be married, so Draupadi married the Pandavas, who had different qualities. (Ethical qualities in Yudhishthira, physically strong in Bhima, Arjuna a skilled warrior, Nakula a handsome person and Sahadeva's intelligence)
Draupadi was not born under normal circumstances, perhaps because her life did not stabilize. Actually, Drupada the king of Panchal had no children. He wanted that a son should be born in his house so that he could take care of his kingdom and take his revenge on Dronacharya. In fact, according to another legend, Arjuna had won half the kingdom of Drupada at the behest of Drona and gave it to his guru Drona in dakshina . Drupada organized a huge yagya. After the completion of the havan, first a son and later a daughter incarnated from the yajna. The seeds of tremendous hatred towards Dronacharya were sown in Draupadi's mind since childhood. As Draupadi was growing up, her beauty was getting brighter. She was so beautiful that her fame had spread to many nearby states. As much as she was skilled in kitchen , she was also well versed in war's skill, diplomacy and politics.
Duryodhana wanted to marry Draupadi but Draupadi's first attraction was Karna! It has been told in the scriptures that when the discussion of Draupadi's marriage started, then King Drupada started collecting information about the princes of different states. However, the plan to take revenge on Drona in his mind also continued simultaneously. They wanted Draupadi to be married to the grandson of King Jarasandha. On the other hand, Krishna had his own plan. He wanted to get his beloved friend married to Arjuna. But apart from these two, something else was going on in Draupadi's mind.
Being the daughter of Drupada the king of Panchal state , many special things related to Draupadi were spread in many states. Many kings were fascinated by Draupadi after seeing her beauty, intelligence and prudence. But Maharathi Karna liked Draupadi's fearless nature. Draupadi used to go for a tour with her friends. On seeing Draupadi, Karna fell in love with her.
There were news of bravery and courage from Karna in Draupadi's ears. She came to know from her friends and servants that Karna is very powerful. He is very beautiful to look at and his mind is pure. He is known for his great charity. Till today there has not been anyone who has asked for donation from Karna and he has not given it. He may be an integral friend of Duryodhana, but he has no feelings like the Kauravas.
As soon as the discussion of Karna's qualities was reaching Draupadi's ears, similarly the fame of Draupadi's unparalleled beauty and knowledge started reaching Karna's ears. However, he got this fame through Duryodhana. Karna knew that Duryodhana liked Draupadi and wanted to make her his wife. Despite this, he could not keep himself away from Draupadi's affections. Without meeting, without seeing and without knowing each other, Karna and Draupadi were bound by attraction. Here the word attraction is used because the scriptures do not fully confirm whether this love bond was from both the sides or not. But in the events there are possibilities of attraction in Draupadi's mind and love in Karna's mind.
However, one thing had become clear that Draupadi's feelings for Karna were beginning to awaken in her mind. But when Krishna came to know about this, he seemed to end his plan before it could be realized. Since if Draupadi had been married to Karna, then there would have been no mention of any incident like Mahabharata in history. Since Krishna was the knower of destiny, he already knew everything, so he cleverly intervened in this matter.
Draupadi told Krishna about the feelings that had been awakened in her mind towards Karna. Krishna told Draupadi that your father's vow is tied with your birth. The vow which Lokmaya has prophesied to fulfill. Which is bound to happen. To make this plan successful, it is necessary that you become a queen and not the wife of a slave. Karna is undoubtedly a friend of Duryodhana but he is not a prince. He is a Sutputra. He said Draupadi, you are attracted to Karna and not in love with him. Karna, those qualities are enough for attraction but not for love. This was the time when Krishna thought it right to mention Arjuna.
He said that it is better that you bring a change in your choice and look away from Karna and look at the merits of Pandu's son Arjun. He is no less than Karna in any respect. The good thing is that he is a prince and a prince of the Kuru dynasty. If you want to make destiny meaningful, you have to change your choice. Draupadi got worried. An imaginary picture of Karna had been formed in his mind, it was not easy to settle Arjun in his mind by removing this picture. That too knowing that Karna and Arjuna are in no way less than each other!
Meanwhile, King Drupada announced the Swayamvara. Invitations were sent to the princes of different states. After receiving the invitation, Duryodhana along with Karna reached Panchal to participate in the Swayamvara. Where Karna's eyes fell on Draupadi for the first time. He was fascinated to see her unique form. In his mind, he took a vow to make Draupadi his wife. Although Duryodhana was also cherishing the same dream.
On the other hand, on the special request of Drupada, Jarasandha joined the swayamvara along with his grandson. In order to fulfill the destiny, Krishna also invited the Pandavas to come in the swayamvara in the guise of Brahmins. In the midst of all these preparations, there was turmoil in Draupadi's mind. There were two paths in front of her. First listen to your heart and give opportunity to Karna or forget everything and honor the promise of the father and do what she was born for. Days passed and the day also came when Draupadi's Swayamvar was organized in the state. Drupada placed a special condition. According to which the princes had to perform special bow and target the eye while looking in the shadow of the fish in water.
Without delay, Drupada gave Jarasandha's grandson the first chance, but he was not proficient in archiery, so he missed his target. Drupad was disappointed. Seeing him disappointed, Jarasandh himself made up his mind to take part in the Swayamvar. When Krishna came to know about this, he understood that if Jarasandha raised the bow, he would surely marry Draupadi.
So he reached to him and said – Jarasandh you are an old man, had come here to get your grandson married, now when you yourself participate in the Swayamvar instead, everyone will make fun of you. Anyway, Draupadi is of your granddaughter's age, it will not suit you to marry her. Jarasandha obeyed Krishna and backed away.
Now there were only three such persons in the swayamvara who had the power to comply with the condition. Those three were Duryodhana, Karna and Arjuna! The eyes of Draupadi, the princess sitting in the swayamvar, had fallen on Karna. She was fascinated by his form, while on the other hand it was not possible for him to recognize Arjuna as a Brahmin.
Duryodhana first came forward to comply with the condition. Krishna used his illusion here too and ordered Bhima to laugh out loud as soon as Duryodhana targeted the artificial fish. After this, as soon as Duryodhana aimed his target towards the fish, he felt that he was shooting arrows at the Pandavas. His aim was perfect when Bhima started laughing out loud and Duryodhana's attention got distracted. Eventually the target was missed and Duryodhana's dream of marrying Draupadi remained unfulfilled.
Meanwhile, Draupadi was trying to emerge from her dilemma. She knew that Karna was no less in any matter. He has the quality by which he can conquer her, but to fulfill the promise of her father, she must be married in the Kuru dynasty. Now that Duryodhana has lost the chance, Arjun is the only option.
But Drupada called Karna on the stage after Duryodhana. Now the problem was that if Karna won the condition , Draupadi's promise to her father would remain unfulfilled. Karna raised the bow and as soon as he was only after the arrow was pointed at aim that Draupadi stood up.
She humiliated Karna in front of everyone in the assembly , saying that Karna may be as strong as he is, but he is Sutputra. I am a princess and will not marry a sutaputra. Draupadi's words pierced Karna's heart. He did not expect such an argument from a virtuous princess. After this humiliation, Karna left the swayamvar with Duryodhana and left from there. Everyone knows what happened next. Arjuna won Draupadi in swayamvara and then she became the wife of Pandavas.
Draupadi's humiliation could never be extinguished from Karna's mind. This insult seemed worse because Karna loved Draupadi. When the Pandavas lost to Draupadi in a game of dice, Karna got an opportunity to avenge his insult and it was he who gave Duryodhana the idea of inviting Draupadi to the meeting. When Draupadi was brought to the meeting, she looked at Karna with great anticipation, but only the flame of humiliation was visible in Karna's eyes.
Karna expressed his inner vengeance but kept his love for Draupadi in his heart. According to the scriptures, when Bhishma Pitamah was lying on his matyushaiya in the war of Mahabharata, Karna came to him. The next day Karna and the Pandavas were to face each other. Karna was restless as to how he would take up arms against his own brothers.
He told the pain of his mind to Bhishma. While he was speaking, Draupadi was also silently listening to the dialogue of both of them from a distance. Flowing in emotion, Karna confessed to Bhishma for the first time that he loved Draupadi exclusively. When Draupadi came to know about this, tears came from her eyes. But by then the sequence of events had progressed so fast that it was not in the hands of either of the two to stop it.
This was that hidden love story of Mahabharata, which if it had come true, history would have been different. Krishna could not avert destiny. So he did his work. Whereas, they knew that there could be no better substitute for Draupadi than Karna!
A lot of incident happened in the story of Mahabharata which was not even possible to imagine. Draupadi being the wife of five brothers can be seen mainly in this category. Jealousy, greed for wealth-property , mental disorientation, feeling of vengeance, pride and mental conflict are all elements present in this story. Different scholars interpret the story of Mahabharata in different ways. Many popular stories related to Mahabharata are also found.
According to various sources, many popular stories related to the Mahabharata are also found, one of which is the "Jambul Chapter" in which Draupadi reveals her secret . Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandavas, but she did not love her five husbands, she loved Arjuna the most. But Arjuna on the other hand did not love Draupadi, because he loved Krishna's sister Subhadra. According to a popular legend, when the Pandavas suffered the brunt of exile, at the time of the 12th year, Draupadi saw a bunch of black berries on tree and she breaking it. As soon as Draupadi broke the bunch, Lord Krishna reached there. Lord Krishna told that a sage was about to break his 12-year fast by consuming this fruit. Since you have broken this fruit now, the Pandavas will fall prey to the wrath of that sage. Hearing this, the Pandavas sought help from Shri Krishna.
Was Karna a more suitable groom for Draupadi?
The Mahabharata era is an important period in the history of Hinduism, which has seen many ups and downs. There are many stories in this epic , knowing in depth, even today man is astonished. Even more surprising are the unknown facts hidden in these stories. Some such facts are related to Panchali, the wife of five Pandavas, ie Draupadi's swayamvara. The Swayamvara of Panchali or Draupadi, daughter of King Drupada , is an important chapter of the Mahabharata after which this era took a different turn. In this swayamvara held in Panchal, not only the Pandavas were present but Karna was also present, but Karna was rejected by Panchali. It was not that Karna was incapable of any form, but only Arjuna was Panchali's choice.
But if Panchali had not done this, then in the Mahabharata era, her story would have been different. Perhaps she would never have had to face the hardships she went through. Some facts from the Mahabharata prove that if Draupadi had been married to Karna and not to the Pandavas, she would have lived a much happier life. But how, let's know:
King Drupada, the father of Draupadi, decided to marry his daughter to Prince Arjuna, but upon hearing about the death of the Pandavas in Varnavarta, Maharaja Drupada planned to create a swayamvara for his daughter's marriage. In this swayamvar, intelligent and efficient kings of different states were called from miles away.
According to Maharaj Drupada, a condition was placed in the Swayamvar, in which a task was assigned to the warriors present in the meeting. Drupada said, “Whoever takes up the bow placed in front and ties it and shoots an arrow for the first time in the eye of a fish tied at a high altitude, he will be worthy to marry my daughter Draupadi. The competition was not as easy as it was told.
The bow in the work was made of a special metal, due to which it weighed so much that it might have even needed a huge elephant to lift it. Apart from this, to aim at the eyes of the fish tied above, the help of the shadow coming in the water filled in a vessel just below was to be taken. It was only with the help of this shadow that the target was to be shot. Apart from this, there was a condition that no candidate could use more than one arrow. Panchali was sure that no one other than Arjuna would undoubtedly be able to lift the heavy bow that were participate in the swayamvara, and andalso could not accurate aim the fish's eye. But her trouble was increased by the presence of Karna in the Swayamvar. It is believed that Karna was as skilled as Arjuna in wielding the bow and arrow. So he could easily win Panchali in swayamvara. But on the other hand Draupadi was looking only at Arjuna as her life partner.
So in the end Panchali put to shame Karna in the royal assembly. She said in a loud voice, “I will never marry a Sutputra”. Hearing this, everyone present in the meeting started laughing with laughter making fun of Karna. After this, it was Prince Arjuna, having controlled the bow and arrow, accurate aimed the eye of the fish and won Panchali in Swayamvar.
But Panchali's dilemma did not end here. In the end she had to become the wife of not only Arjuna but also of the other four brothers - Yudhishthira, Bhima, Nakula and Sahadeva. She would give equal status to all as husbands and was also divided to have sex with the five brothers. If Draupadi had been married to Karna in the swayamvara, she would never have needed to part ways for anyone. But Panchali's fate was different where she had to suffer various miseries.
After marrying five Pandavas, Draupadi was called the queen of a big kingdom, while at every step humiliation also tried to stop her way. The first insult was to be a single wife of five men. In Hindu beliefs, many fingers are raised on the character of a woman who has more than one husband, but still call it a coincidence that in this Hindu history, a woman had five husbands. Panchali had to pay a heavy price for being the wife of five husbands. While she shared her happiness and sorrows with each husband, Draupadi was also forced to give equal time to each husband. Panchali was given a boon by Ved Vyas that her virginity would never be broken. Every time she has a physical relationship with her husband, in the end her virginity will come back, that is, she will always remain pure.
But at the same time, Panchali was divided by Vyas to give time to each husband. Panchali was compelled to live with one of the Pandavas for a few months or years. And then at the end of that time she was sent to other Pandavas. It was like an insult to Panchali but she had to bow down with time.
Panchali's first choice was only Prince Arjuna but she had to be the choice of five brothers. But if she had been married to Karna, she would not have had to face this disrespect. Karna never wanted to share his wife with anyone else. He himself would make every effort to keep Panchali happy and promised to give her a happy life. On the other hand, only Arjuna used to rule in Draupadi's mind but Subhadra, sister of Shri Krishna had made a place in Arjuna's mind. Arjuna, who was pained to share his wife Draupadi with other brothers, gave Subhadra the status of his beloved wife. The pain of Arjuna-Subhadra's marriage was the greatest for Draupadi.
Had Panchali been married to Karna, she probably would never have been put to shame in a Hastinapura's royal assembly . It was the Pandavas that made Draupadi's dismemberment possible. Despite having five husbands, there was no one to protect Draupadi at that time. There was only one Shri Krishna who protected Draupadi as his sister and saved her from being humiliated in the assembly. It is true that a conspiracy was hatched by the Kauravas in that game of Chausar between the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Yudhisthara had no idea in which direction the Pandavas were going. But it was his mistake that he put even his wife at stake in the affair of a game. On the other hand, it cannot be denied that Karna was also with the Kauravas in the assembly.
Even Karna could not stop Draupadi's dismemberment, but made every effort to humiliate the Pandavas in the assembly with his bitter words. At that moment Panchali realized that during her swayamvara she had insulted Karna, hence Karna is taking revenge for this.
Then now we discuss the incident when Draupadi asks Mahadev for a boon to get her husband. In which she had demanded a husband with five qualities. Mahadev had said in clear words that it is impossible to have these five qualities simultaneously in any human being. Then how these five qualities were possible in Karna, Mahadev's speech can never be untrue. Think for yourself all.
With proof: Did Draupadi really love Karna?? -
Actually this rumor is just a figment of the imagination of some half-hearted writer. This is probably an attempt to create sensation and distort the reality to attract viewers, which also included lies. Other sites followed and spread this lie. (proof is below)
"Do you know that Draupadi, who married five husbands, was in love not with Arjuna, but with the Maharathi Karna"
"Draupadi wanted to marry Karna, not Arjun"
"Draupadi was married to the Pandavas, but who was her real love before marriage, do you know?"
" Draupadi wanted to marry Karna not with Arjuna, read the unique love story of Mahabharata.
(Read the lines written in blue above)
This story has been posted on some web-sites in Hindi and English with just similar headlines. At first I was a little surprised to read these posts. But doubts arose, so it was necessary to do some research according to common sense.
Example of poor mentality and cheap journalism
I have read Mahabharata many times and seen it in many T.V serials too but never found any indication anywhere that it seemed that Draupadi was "in love" with Karna. The way some sites are exaggerating the relationship between Draupadi and Karna and presenting them as lover is also shocking. It is not only like tampering with history but also bringing under doubt the character of a great pious-virtuous woman like Draupadi. That's why we thought it necessary to get to the bottom of this matter and find out if there was anything really such in which the love that developed between Draupadi and Karna was abandoned by me and the experts of Mahabharata who understood better than me?
What is the truth after all??
After doing a lot of searching about this subject in the available literature, texts and the internet, the only thing that came out was that there was nothing like love-affection between Draupadi and Karna. During the swayamvar, at the introduction session, Draupadi was definitely attracted to Karna, but Shri Krishna noticed this and ended the matter by telling Draupadi "Karna is not your destiny ."
With the passage of time, only one thing had grown between these two and that was the bitterness and later Draupadi's hatred towards Karna, which was mainly in Draupadi's mind disdain was born after Karna called Draupadi a prostitute in the Dhyuta-sabha.
When Arjuna won in swayamvara, Draupadi chose Arjuna as her life partner without any pressure and happily went with Arjuna, knowing that she had become the life partner of a poor Brahmin. After winning the swayamvar, Karna and other Kshatriyas challenged Arjuna to battle and Arjuna was victorious in that too. Despite all this, Draupadi remained devoted to Arjuna and stood with him.
When Draupadi came to know that Arjuna was not a poor Brahmin but the prince of the Kuru dynasty, there could not have been more happiness for her. This was not only in line with the purpose of her birth (the destruction of the Kuru dynasty) but she was going to become an emperor's wife so there was no justification in her mind to have love for anyone other than her husbands. Nowhere in the Mahabharata is there any incident of conflict or estrangement between Draupadi and her husbands.
The incident of Dyuta-Sabha
One of the fanciful arguments is that after the failure of her husbands in the Dhyut -Sabha, it came to Draupadi's mind that perhaps Karna was able to protect her better than Pandavas. But this frivolous argument dies when they are told that Karna was the person who gave Duryodhana the idea to humiliate Draupadi by bringing her to royal assembly. It was Karna who taunted Draupadi as a prostitute for marrying five husbands. Even if Draupadi had any sympathy for Karna, it was destroyed due to this misdeed of Karna.
Even if it is to be assumed that Draupadi thought that Karna could have saved her, she must have pleaded with her "so-called love" to save her honor. Any sensible woman will definitely give up her ego or self-blame to save her honor and dignity. Hence to say that "Draupadi did not seek help from Karna because of self-aggrandisement. At the same time, Karna also remained silent in Dhyut- sabha to take vengeance for his humiliation in Swayamvara. When the cheap writer said that Karna remained silent for vengeance, then where his love go?
The track record shows that Arjuna was a better archer than Karna. Guru Dronacharya asked Kauravas and Pandavas to march on the Panchal in Gurudakshina. First the Kauravas attacked the Panchal with Karna and they were defeated by the Panchalas. Later the Pandavas under the leadership of Arjuna defeated the Panchalas.
If the cheap writer could understand the meaning of Satitava, then it meant standing with the husband in any case - any situation, even if the husband was going on the wrong path, without leaving him and hoping for a better life journey . Something similar happened royal assembly in the Hastinapur as well. Since Yudhishthira had put Draupadi at stake after losing himself in Dhyut, and it was an unrighteousness, Draupadi did not condemn Yudhishthira's work and stood with him. This was such an example of Pativrata Dharma and sacrifice, which is rare to match. However, Draupadi in lonely strongly criticized Yudhishthira's compulsion and cruelty.
Only one Draupadi…! Why do all the characters of Mahabharata seem helpless in front of her intelligence and erudition?
So friend it is right that history has not done justice to Draupadi. She was portrayed as arrogant, quarrelsome and a woman flaming in the fire of revenge. Draupadi's second name was revenge , vengeance and violence. Draupadi scorched in the fire of her humiliation. Draupadi pledges to destroy Kauravas' pride. Draupadi challenging manliness of Pandavas for war. At that time, Draupadi became the foundation of the women's liberation movement. Draupadi falls in love with five husbands unsuccessfully. These are the various forms of Draupadi on the elaborate canvas of the Mahabharata, each of which is the content of a treatise in itself.
Actually, Draupadi, born from the fire of Yagyakund, could not be freed from that fire for life. She always kept on burning in the fire of revenge. Kept on burning others with the same fire. Draupadi is the pivot of Mahabharata. The whole Mahabharata happened around him. Ironically, she fought with her own people and also with others. But utterly alone. Despite being the daughter of Maharaja Drupada, the wife of the majestic Pandavas, the sister of a brave warrior like Dhrishtadyumna, and the friend of Shri Krishna, she was utterly alone in her struggle.
Standing alone in the battlefield of life, Draupadi always inspired her husbands to fight against unrighteousness. If she had not declared war unilaterally leaving her hair open, then perhaps the Pandavas would never have accepted the challenge of Mahabharata and history would have known only their fugitive character. But Krishna knew this secret. Therefore, by giving the knowledge of Gita to Arjuna on the battlefield, Krishna helped his friend Draupadi. Duryodhana was killed when Krishna reminded Bhima of his vow by clapping on his thigh.
Draupadi was considered responsible for the Mahabharata. However, she was not the only one responsible for this. I believe that even if Draupadi had not present , there would have been a war of Mahabharata, because this dispute was about the distribution of property. Otherwise, why should this formula be made that if the Kauravas give five villages to Pandavas, then the matter will be resolved. Draupadi only became the cause. Due to five husbands, Draupadi could never get the status of ideal woman in Indian tradition. Draupadi's name became associated with ridicule. After the epic era, people stopped naming their daughters as Draupadi. Apart from socialist thinker Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, no one gave Draupadi her respect. In the history of five thousand years, Dr. Lohia is the only person who is ready to put Draupadi above Sita.
Draupadi's infinite anguish was her strength. She had always been alone in struggle. Being the wife of five husbands,but she was alone. Daughter of the majestic king Drupada, sister of Dhrishtadhyumna, but alone. Like an orphan. A skilful strategist Krishna's friend, but like as an orphan. This is the real wound of her depravity and helplessness. It is worth noting that the people who hurt Draupadi were her own. There are many incident of Mahabharata when he gets the torture of sorrow and humiliation from both the sides.
Dragging Draupadi by Dushasana to grab her hair in royal assembly , trying to strip her naked, been kidnapped by Jayadratha and Keechaka. These are all such tragic incidents in her life, which make him an orphan. Perhaps that is why when Dhrishtadyumna and Krishna went to meet Draupadi in exile, she full into anger, saying, 'I have no one. I have neither son, nor husband, nor brother, nor father. Not even you Madhusudan. If they had, they would never have tolerated this humiliation.' This orphan's situation of Draupadi was at the root of her rebellious character.
The conversation between Dvaupadi and Satyabhama, about which I had discussed a while back, is mentioned in the Vanparva of Mahabharata. This conversation of Draupadi-Satyabhama is found in chapter 233. This conversation begins with a question from Satyabhama. Krishna's beloved wife Satyabhama asks Draupadi in solitude - 'O' Shubhe! Drupadakumari! By what behavior do you have control over the hearts of the brave Pandavas? How do these five not get angry while being under your control? Priyadarsane! What is the reason that the Pandavas are always under your control and everyone looks at your face? Tell me the real secret of this.
What Draupadi said to Satyabhama in reply is the vitality of the great character of Panchali. There are some aspects in this answer of Draupadi in which the secret of love, harmony and adjustment of Draupadi with the Pandavas is contained.
Draupadi tells Satyabhama that I have never tried to subdue my husbands. Some women use tantra-mantras, medicines etc. to control their husbands, which I have never done. By doing this, if the husband comes to know about this, then the marital relationship can deteriorate. A wise woman understands the nuances of all the relationships of her family, because if one relationship is missed, then that relationship can be humiliated. Knowing and respecting each and every relationship is at the core of family unity. Draupadi says that I am familiar with each and every relationship of my Pandava family. I studied it first. Problems in life increase when there is friendship or association with women with wrong conduct. That is why I do not associate with such women. One should not be lazy for any work. Whatever work is done, it should be completed without wasting time.
A woman should never get angry for no reason, always keep her anger under control. Talking in vain to strangers is also not good. Draupadi told Satyabhama that she never does evil to any member of the family.
Draupadi says that she follows all the rules told by her mother-in-law Kunti. I keep the Pandavas happy by making special dishes on festivals, donating to the poor who come home every day.
Draupadi said that she used to engaged in the service of Mother Kunti. The Pandavas are happy with the service of the mother. Draupadi told that she always keeps complete information about the income and expenditure of the Pandavas. This was the secret by which the five Pandavas were always happy with Draupadi.
In front of Draupadi's logic, intelligence, knowledge and erudition, all the characters of Mahabharata are seen helpless. Whenever she asks a question, the whole assembly goes unanswered. Whether it is the question of losing herself in gambling or Draupadi's sharp questions on the humiliation of women or Draupadi's speech on the lessons given on the policy of Bhisma Pitamah in Shantiparva. Every time Bhishma had to bow down in shame. Yudhishthira had to lower his eyes. Draupadi stuns the sycophants of Hastinapur's court. She did speachless like Bhisma, Drona, Kripa and Karna. When Draupadi points her finger at the dishonest decisions being made at the top of power, Dharmaraja looks helpless. This neutral and impotent attitude of the policy makers, who are gazing at the injustice done to the weak and helpless women, is not only a testimony of the ruling system of this era. Even five thousand years ago, the royal assembly used to run like this. Even then, people like Bhishma, Karna, Drona, Kripacharya used to keep their mouths tied to the salary received from Duryodhana. Of course, Mahabharata writer and history may have given the title of Dharmaraja to Yudhishthira, but Draupadi's exact conduct of dharma in front of Yudhishthira, a weak, useless, helpless and status quoist, is not exemplified in the entire Mahabharata.
But even within an extraordinary woman like Draupadi, an ordinary woman was hidden, in which all the feminine weaknesses like love, jealousy, envy were present. Draupadi herself had five husbands, but she had more love for Arjuna. But Draupadi had a simple and natural jealousy for the women associated with her. Arjuna abducted Subhadra at the behest of Krishna. Arjun married Subhadra. It was not a political marriage, it was a kind of love marriage. In such a situation, it was natural for Draupadi to feel bad. When Arjuna came to meet Draupadi after marriage, Draupadi told in sarcastic way to Arjuna - 'O son of Kunti, why have you come here. Go where she is Subhadra, the daughter of the Satvat dynasty. True, no matter how tightly the burden is tied, when it is tied a second time, then the first one becomes loose. Divided into five brothers, Draupadi kept on keeping her promise to history. Draupadi is unmatched here too. The history of the dignity of femininity bows before her.
Yudhishthira, who was called Dharmaraja, once resorted to lies. One incident in Yudhishthira's life called him a liar and a conspirator. When he, knowing that Drona's son Ashwatthama is alive and that the elephant named Ashwatthama is dead, still lied that he did not know whether the elephant was dead or a human, but Ashwatthama was killed. On this information, Drona threw his weapons and he was killed at the hands of Dhrishtadyumna. This was Dharmaraj's lies, deceit and conspiracy. You cannot accuse Draupadi of even a small wrongdoing. Yes, the question definitely arises whether Draupadi did right or wrong by stopping Karna from aiming at the fish's eye in her swayamvara? It was injustice to Karna not to be given a chance in the swayamvara. This is what some analysts believe. But Draupadi was creating Swayamvara. Draupadi was to be married. She had to choose. So who should she give or not give a chance to fulfill her condition, it was his right, which Draupadi used.
Another incident of Draupadi's greatness. Dronacharya was silent during the Chirharana of Draupadi. Dronacharya was also involved in the seven maharathis who had surrounded and killed the unarmed Abhimanyu. Despite this, being a Brahmin and a guru, Draupadi forgave him. Draupadi always respected Dronacharya. She was always pay respect to him. Ashwathama was not allowed to be killed because of being a Guruputra. Draupadi granted clemency to the Ashwatthama who had killed the five sons of Draupadi by deceit in the sleeping. This was the moral peak of Draupadi. This was the uniqueness of her character.
The unmatched Draupadi….. bows before her, the history of the dignity of femininity
Draupadi asks questions throughout the Mahabharata. She challenging the male dominating system. When the five husbands lost Draupadi in gambling, Draupadi, in a royal assembly, get asked Dharmaraja the question by messanger- 'Go and ask that gambler Maharaj whether he had lost me before or himself. If he has already become slaves by putting himself at stake, then he has no right to stake me. Because there is no such thing left with the slave, on which he should exercise his ownership.' Draupadi's behavior is reasonable here.
When Dharmaraja lost everything in gambling. Draupadi was insulted in the meeting of Kauravas, then to avoid any possible evil, Dhritarashtra asked Draupadi to ask for three boons. Here too Draupadi used discretion. In the first boon, Dharmaraja was freed from slavery. In the second boon, the remaining four brothers were rescued with weapons. She could have asked for anything in the third boon, but did not ask for it. By not coveting anything else, she not only saved herself but also the Pandavas from humiliation. Karna himself praised her prudence.
As much injustice is seen with Draupadi in the Mahabharata, no other woman has been treated as unfairly in this epic story. Draupadi had chosen only Arjuna as the husband in her swayamvara. But she had to accept the five Pandavas as her husband. Polyandry marriage was not prevalent in the Mahabharata period.This was before that. Nevertheless, the Mahabharata writer got Draupadi married to the five brothers on the pretext of Kunti. On the question of Draupadi, Mahabharata would have happened in the house itself before Mahabharata, so Yudhishthira said, the welfare Draupadi will be the wife of all of us brothers. Arjuna had won the swayamvara, but how would he have been married with elder brother Yudhishthira and Bhima? This would have been a sin. Evidence of this is found in Vedas and Brahmin texts. The younger brother had the right over the elder brother's wife, but it could not be reversed. Therefore, Kunti's wish was that she should live with everyone and Draupadi became the wife of the five Pandavas. If she had lived with one, it would have broken the unity of the Pandavas.
Draupadi could not deny this decision of Kunti. It was accepted unwillingly. She knew that being the wife of five husbands, she would be the object of ridicule. Yet he did not oppose it so vehemently. Like she did when Yudhishisthara lost her in gambling. Perhaps this was necessary for the establishment of dharma on earth. As argued by Yudhishthira. Draupadi still chose the five Pandavas without any argument. What could be the reason for this? Was she herself in love with the five Pandavas? One husband was not enough for a complex character like Draupadi. This also becomes clear in the case of Keechak slaughter. However, Mahabharata is silent on this question. But even as the wife of five husbands, Draupadi's conduct was considered ideal and exemplary, and the Mahabharata gave her divine dignity to this wife form.
The Mahabharata has glorified Draupadi as an intense feminist. Her arguments are irrefutable. Draupadi was put at stake. Pandavas lost him in gambling. She became the property of Kauravas. Draupadi challenged Yudhishthira's dharma. Draupadi wanted to say that one who has lost himself, how can he be someone's master? Then she was not the only wife of Yudhishthira. She was the wife of the five Pandavas. So how can Yudhishthira alone bet her? Draupadi also debates on dharma. Duryodhana's argument was - We have received you according to dharma. Now you are our property. You serve the Kauravas. Dushasan dragged Draupadi's hair and brought her to the royal assembly. Draupadi did not lose courage. She says sadly, I see, why is no human being condemning this misdeed of your?
Despite this challenge of Draupadi, no one except Vikarna stood by her side. Yes, the whole assembly definitely curses Duryodhana and Dushasan. This is where Draupadi starts winning. In the end, Bhima also has to be embarrassed and say, gamblers' houses are usually found misdeeds women, but they also do not put them at stake. There is pity in their heart towards those misdeeds women . When all the elders and senior members of Hastinapur were spectators in front of this injustice, her husband and father-in-law also sat silently. And no one was in a position to retaliate, even then Draupadi raised her voice against the unrighteousness in the gathering. She was saved from chirharan due to a divine miracle. Shri Krishna saved her from Dushashana by giving her an infinite length of cloth.
It is not true that the Mahabharata war took place to avenge the insult of Draupadi. The Pandavas only wanted the kingdom, not the revenge for the insult of Draupadi, nor the establishment of dharma. He was also ready to take half the kingdom. If you read Yudhishthira's speech in Mahabharata, then the whole point is to avoid war by any means and get own kingdom. Bhima also says that tell them to give Indraprastha, not to avoid. Then Draupadi had to say - Krishna, who pulled my hair, whose sinful hands touched my hair, do not show mercy to him. Kunti also sent such a message to Yudhishthira. As if someone is begging - even if he did not get half, the Pandavas would have been satisfied with even five villages. It is a different matter that the Kauravas refused to give them that too.
Draupadi did not want a royal palace. She believed that true dharma lay in respecting women. The one who insults them is liable to punishment. She inspired Yudhishthira to kill Keechaka. But Yudhishthira said, its time has not come yet. This was humiliating for Draupadi. She goes to Bhima to kill Keechaka. She knows that Bhima can be easily provoked. Bhima kills Kichak in a battle. Draupadi is pleased to see his dead body. But Draupadi was not satisfied with this either. She wants people to recognize her power, because she is not an ordinary maidservant. She tells Kichak's guards, go inside and see, what has happened did to my Gandharva husbands to Kichak, who has an evil eye towards an other woman.
There is an arrogance in Draupadi's mind about her husbands. Perhaps to fulfill this ego, she had chosen five husbands for herself. That is, Draupadi was not the only reason for the Mahabharata. The day when Pandu was given the throne keeping the eldest son blind Dhritarashtra aside, the seeds of this war were sown on the same day. Since then there had been a rift between the sons of Dhritarashtra and Pandu. Draupadi had equanimity towards her husbands. She was satisfied with all five. She could not be distracted. This is indicated by Karna in a context in Adiparva. Duryodhana thought many times that a difference should be created between the Pandavas. Duryodhana also tried this, so that somehow Draupadi could be separated.
Now that Draupadi is mentioned by the present society as an extraordinary work done by an extraordinary woman or accepts her as an exploited helpless woman, it is a matter of the society's own conscience. Today, when the safety of women, their respect has become a difficult question in the society, then we have to see whether there is a Draupadi living in every house. Now here also the same question is whether we are giving the title of 'sacrifice women' to the Draupadis who are in our house or are suppressing them by considering them as exploited helpless woman! Therefore, as long as the Mahabharata is not recited from Draupadi's point of view, the entire 'Draupadi' side of the Mahabharata will not come to the fore.
request from my side
"As soon as Draupadi heard the news of Karna's death, she fainted with grief. On regaining consciousness, she came running to Karna's body and started moaning. She felt great remorse why she had insulted a great warrior like Karna in the swayamvara…"
If you want to hear something like this, then I am sorry, nothing like this happened.
She was Draupadi, not Draupadi in Star Plus TV serial. There is no other example of Indian TV's adulteration of Mahabharata, Ramayana and our other religious texts. In the pursuit of making history modern, today's shoddy TV serials have crossed all limits. There is not a single show of today that can do justice to the dignity of these religious texts of ours.
Now coming to your question. Why would Draupadi react to Karna's death? Karna did not receive anything from Draupadi, not even her sympathy. Duryodhana was able to get at least the hatred of Draupadi, but Karna did not get that too. Draupadi was a virtuous woman, one of the Panchakanyas. But there was no thought in her mind for the other man. Panchkanya was such a virtuous woman sins are destroyed by mere mention of her name. But in today's hard-tough era, what will we understand about the power of Pativrata dharma? It is clearly described in the Brahma Purana:
अहिल्या द्रौपदी कुन्ती तारा मन्दोदरी तथा। पंचकन्या स्मरणित्यं महापातक नाशक॥
Meaning: Ahilya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari, by remembering these Panchkanyas daily, all sins are destroyed .
Maharishi Ved Vyas has not made any mention of Draupadi at the time of Karna's slaughter in Mahabharata. The original Mahabharata did not describe Draupadi's attitude towards Karna or any sympathy in Draupadi's mind on his death. All this is a product of the sick mind of today's litterateurs and filmmakers. So don't think too much about it.
I condemn the so-called media sites for stake the chracter of such chaste and devout women for just a few hundred views and likes and hope that such media institutions realize the responsibility in the future from history. They will refrain from teasing. Some fanatical supporters say that Draupadi and Karna love each other but they could never say this to each other. Brother, we have not read anywhere, then how did you know the mind of both of them? Did someone come to know about by any source or did he come in your dreams? If you know, please let us know too.
We have been saying time and again that if you want to know the real history, then only read the written history (book), do not take any story shown on social media or TV as true and don't decide in your mind about any mythological or historical character.
There has been a delay in writing the article..Sorry for that..I was medically unfit for a few days. Now the health is improving. Now see you with new article....