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How was Draupadi’s Private Life With 5 Pandavas?

How was Draupadi’s Private Life? Know her marriage rule here 


Highlights:

  • Who was Draupadi? 
  • How was her private life with five husbands? 
  • How did she strike balance?

Today, word ‘Polygamy’ might sound bizarre. But this concept was introduced thousands of years ago in Dwapar Yuga, the era when the battle of Mahabharata took place. According to it, accidentally Draupadi got married to five Pandavas. There are different opinions about her physical relations with her husbands, but very few of us know the reality.

Well, many of us know that Draupadi was actually married to the greatest warrior, Arjuna because he had won her in the swayamvar. But still, people ask and look for the answers to Draupadi’s marriage:

  •  How did she get married to all five brothers?
  •  How were her relations with all of them?

Today, we will throw some light on her private life.

Who was Draupadi?

According to Indian mythology, Draupadi was one of the prominent characters of Mahabharata. An epic story of Mahabharata says that she was the daughter of King of Panchal, Dhrupad. And it is believed that Draupadi was born from a Yagya kund.

Tale of her marriage

Draupadi’s marriage is a well-known scene of Mahabharata. All five Pandavas took part in the Swayamvar for Draupadi’s marriage. According to the theme of the Swayamvar, the one who would perfectly aim the eye of a fish by looking at its image in the water below would get a chance to marry Draupadi. As Arjun was a great archer, he emerged as the winner of that Svayamvar and got married to Draupadi.

Read more: The Failed Love Saga of Lord Ganesha and Tulsi

What made her marry Pandavas?

Arjuna went with his brothers and took Draupadi to his mother, Kunti. As she was busy doing her work, unknowingly she said that whatever you have brought distribute it among you all five.

Her post-marriage life

The statement of Kunti left everyone stunned there. As all the five brothers were obedient, they accepted Draupadi as their wife. And after this, she became the wife of Pandavas.

Rumors about her ‘first night’

Many people believe that Draupadi had spent her first night with Yudhishthira, followed by Bhim, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadev.

Narad Muni and the rule was made

After their marriage, Narad Muni came to meet Pandavas and told them a story from the past. How a girl can create differences between the brothers. Narad didn’t want this to happen with Pandavas, and thus, he suggested them a rule. And the rule was that Draupadi will live with each Pandava for a definite period of time and no brother is allowed to enter and disturb when she is spending private time with any one of them, and if anyone will do so, he’ll be punished to suffer Vanvas(exile).

Arjun was punished

According to the ancient story, once Yudhishthira was spending some quality time with Draupadi. And that time a man came to Arjuna seeking his help. The man told Arjuna to help him because some thieves were going to steal his cattle. Arjuna agreed to help him out, but his arms were kept in Yudhishthira’s room. So, he entered the room and broke the rule.

Her bond with Pandavas

Once Satyabhama asked Draupadi how do you manage to keep all brothers happy and satisfied? Draupadi replied to her, “I just serve them all with purity and by keeping anger, lust and ego away from me. I don’t even take a bath before them.”

Draupadi: An epitome of strength

Despite being the wife of five men, history considers Draupadi, as an ideal woman and an impactful personality. She was famous for her beauty, confidence and innocence. She was an avatar of many goddesses.

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