Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna and Draupadi | Mahavidya
Karna was also present in the suitors list along with the Arjun. Draupadi disqualified Karna stating,he is sutaputra, as she secretly likes Arjun among the suitors. The secret of Draupadi and her relationship with the Pandavas It did not matter if Draupadi was Arjuna's wife, he was the one to lay the. This article focuses on the relationship between the three elder Pandavas; namely, Yudhisthira, Bhima and Arjuna and their beloved wife.
Attached to modesty, she is, in beauty, equal to Sri, the goddess of beauty. Were a man to desire a woman, she would be like this one, on account of her kindness; she would be like this one, on account of her beautiful figure; she would be like this one, on account of her perfect character.
She is the last to sleep and first to awaken.Untold Love Story Of Karna And Draupadi In Mahabharata In Hindi - Draupadi Wants To Marry Karna
She knows everything, down to the jobs both completed and not yet done by the cowherds and shepherds. Like the jasmine flower, the mallika is she; with her perspiring face she appears similar to a lotus.
She has red eyes, long hair, a waist as slender as the sacrificial altar, and a body with no excessive hair.
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Bhawalkar 22, Sutherland 65, Hiltebeitel She constantly complained to Yudhisthira for the treatment she had received at the hands of the Kauravas Sutherland Yudhisthira explained to her that since anger is a root of total ruin and the destroyer of men, it would be unbecoming of him Bhawalkar During their exile Yudhisthira used to help Draupadi in the kitchen to cook food for the Brahmins, thus spending time with her and helping her Bhawalkar Yudhisthira was always the counselor and not the protector for Draupadi Bhawalkar He never protected her because he always followed the path of righteousness and did not believe in revenge Bhawalkar Even though he was strong he always felt incapable of keeping Draupadi safe from danger Bhawalkar As well, he was the one always following the course of dharma, which prevented Bhima and Arjuna to exact immediate revenge for Draupadi Sutherland 69, Draupadi had a very special relationship with Bhima.
She looked up to him as her defender because of his strength Sutherland During the game of Dyuta, when Draupadi was dragged in to the court during her menses and clad only in a piece of cloth, it was Bhima who swore vengeance Bhawalkar During their exile, when Draupadi was kidnapped by the demon Jatasur, it was Bhima again who saved her and killed the demon Bhawalkar Draupadi also went to Bhima for protection when Kichika assaulted her, in their 13th year of exile Bhawalkar Bhima, the strongest of the Pandavas, had a very soft spot for Draupadi.
Dhritarashtra led the subsequent discussions into ambiguity and agreed to a partition of the kingdom "to do justice to both crown princes". He retained the developed Hastinapur for himself and Duryodhana and gave the barren, arid and hostile lands of Khandavaprastha to the Pandavas. The Pandavas successfully developed their land and built a great and lavish city, which was considered comparable to the heavens, and thus came to be known as Indraprastha. Reeling under the loss of half the lands of his future kingdom, Duryodhana's jealousy and rage were further fueled by the Pandavas' success and prosperity.
Eventually Shakuni sired yet another ploy and got Duryodhana to invite the Pandavas over to his court for a game of dice gambling.
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Shakuni was a master at gambling and owned a pair of dice which magically did his bidding. Owing to this, bet after bet, Yudhishthira lost all of his wealth, and eventually his kingdom, in the game. He was then enticed by Duryodhana and Shakuni to place his brothers as bets. Yudhishthira fell for it and put his brothers on stake, losing them too.
He then placed himself as a bet and lost again. Duryodhana now played another trick and told Yudhishthira that he still had his wife Draupadi to place as a bet and if Yudhishthira won, he would return everything to the Pandavas. Yudhishthira fell for the ruse and bet Draupadi, losing her too. At this point Duryodhana ordered that Draupadi, who was now a slave to him, be brought to the court.
None of the Pandavas fought for their wife's honour. Duryodhana's younger brother Dushasana dragged Draupadi to the royal court, pulling her by her hair, insulting her dignity and asserting that she, like the Pandava brothers, was now their servant. Duryodhana then ordered Dushasana to disrobe Draupadi before everyone, as a slave girl has no rights. The elders and warriors in audience were shocked but did not intervene.
As Dushasana began to disrobe her, she prayed to God to protect her honour, and Lord Krishna protected her by providing her garments an unending length. Finally, as the blind king Dhritharasthra realized that this humiliation could prompt Draupadi to curse his sons, he intervened, apologizing to Draupadi for the behaviour of his sons, and turned the winnings of dice game back over to the Pandava brothers, releasing them from the bondage of slavery.
Arjuna shooting at the eye of a fish to win Draupadi in marriage, Kalighat painting Incensed at the loss of all that he had won, Duryodhana threatened suicide and coerced his father into inviting the Pandavas for one last round of gambling, the terms of which were that the loser would be condemned to 12 years of exile into forests and a 13th year to be spent incognito, and if the cover be blown during the 13th year, another cycle of 13 years would ensue.
Obeying their uncle's orders, the Pandavas played the round and again lost to Shakuni's cheating. However, this time, their patience had been nearly pushed to its edge. During the 12 years of exile in the forest, they prepared for war.
Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna and Draupadi
Arjuna performed penance and won the entire gamut of celestial weapons Divyasatras as boons from the Gods. They spent the 13th year masquerading as peasants in the service of the royal family of Viratathe king of Matsya. Upon completion of the terms of the last bet, the Pandavas returned and demanded that their kingdom be rightfully returned to them.
Duryodhana refused to yield Indraprastha. For the sake of peace and to avert a disastrous war, Krishna proposed that if Hastinapur agrees to give the Pandavas only five villages, they would be satisfied and would make no more demands. Duryodhana vehemently refused, commenting that he would not part even with land as much as the point of a needle.
Thus the stage was set for the great war, for which the epic of Mahabharata is known most of all. The war was intense and lasted 18 days, over the course of which both parties worked around, bent and even broke rules of warfare. At the end, all Kaurava brothers and their entire army was slain, with only four surviving on their side. The Pandavas too lost several allies but the five brothers survived. After having won the war Yudhishthira was crowned the king.
Shortly after the death of Lord Krishna, they all decided that the time had come for them to renounce the world, as the age of Kali yuga had started. So the five Pandavas and Draupadi left to the path of liberation.
For this purpose they all climbed Mount Kailashwhich leads to the Swarga Loka. On their way, all except Yudhisthira slipped and died one by one. Yudhisthira was accompanied by a dog who was none other than Lord Yama himself. The first to die was Draupadi; she was imperfect because she preferred Arjuna over her other husbands.
Then it was Sahadeva, imperfect because he was smug about his knowledge. He was followed by Nakula, imperfect because he was arrogant about his good looks. Then fell Arjuna, imperfect because he was always jealous of other archers. Next was Bhima, imperfect because he was a glutton. On reaching Heaven he did not find either his virtuous brothers or his wife Draupadi.
Instead he saw Karna, Bhishma, Dronacharya etc. He wanted an explanation from Lord Yama, the lord of death. Lord Yama explained that the Kauravas had been allowed into heaven because they died as warriors on the battlefield. This earned them so much merit and credit that it wiped out all their debts. Yudhisthira demanded to know where his brothers and his wife were. He was then taken to hell. Lord Yama explained that they were experiencing the reactions of their actions but it was temporary.
Once the debt had been repaid, they would join them in Swarga. Yudhisthira loyally met his brothers, but the sight and sound of gore and blood horrified him. Though initially he was tempted to flee, he mastered himself and remained after hearing the voices of his beloved brothers and Draupadi calling out to him, asking him to stay with them in their misery. Yudhisthira decided to remain, ordering the divine charioteer to return.
He preferred to live in hell with good people than in a heaven of his enemies. Eventually this turned out to be another illusion to test him.
From left to right: BhimaArjunaYudhishthiraNakula and Sahadeva. Indonesia MuseumJakarta. Krishna, being a well wisher of the Pandavas, helped them in various ways during the time of their ordeals. Parents of Pandavas[ edit ] Kunti leading Gandhari. Gandhari, blindfolded, supporting Dhritarashtra and following Kunti when Dhritarashtra became old and infirm and retired to the forest.
A miniature painting from a sixteenth-century manuscript of part of the Razmnama, the Persian translation of the Hindu epic Mahabharata The first three of the Pandavas were the sons of Kunti, a Yadava and Pandu's first wife. The younger two were the sons of Madri, Pandu's second wife. Since Pandu had been cursed to die if ever he had intercourse with a woman, the actual fatherhood of the children is traditionally attributed to various gods, in virtue of a boon that Kunti had received from the sage Durvasa and had transferred to Madri.
Thus-[ citation needed ] Yudhishthira - son of Yamathe god of death Bhima - son of Vayuthe god of wind Arjuna - son of Indrathe god of rain Nakula - son of Ashwini Kumara Nasatya god of health Sahadeva - son of Ashwini Kumara Darsa god of medicines Karna was also born of Kunti and was a son of Suryathe solar God. Urvashi was an apsara heavenly nymph famed for her matchless beauty. It was said that her hotness was such that even those sages who practiced the harshest of austerities and had gained renown for their mastery of the senses were transformed into quivering masses of lustful desire in her presence.
However when this exquisite creature decided to indulge her desire for Arjuna and condescended to offer her carnal skills to him for the duration of a night, he spurned her. Arjuna refused to sleep with her because he felt their union would be incestuous since Urvashi had been married to an ancestor of his and she was in effect his great many times over grandmother.
A lesser known skill is his expertise in dance and music.
It served him in good stead during his stint as the eunuch, Brihannalla. He dazzled all who had the good fortune to watch him with his dance moves which would have put even Prabhu Deva and Hrithik Roshan to shame! In fact his brother, Bhima was so impressed, that he even considered sending Brihannalla into battle to dance for their cousin and enemy, Duryodhana believing there was a distinct possibility he would laugh himself to death and spare them all the bloodshed that was otherwise inevitable.
Sensing a potential rival in the making he coerced his Guru, Drona into asking the lad to chop off his thumb and offer it to him as gurudakhshina. Not surprisingly, Eklavya hated Arjuna for his actions which had left him with a missing thumb. He nursed his grudge, biding the right moment to have his revenge and for that he lost his life to one who would allow no harm to befall Arjuna.
However, there was an occasion in the battle of Kurukshetra when he behaved in a less than noble fashion. He was censured for this act, though he argued that Bhurishrava was wrong to attempt a decapitation on a fallen foe.