I only see a whore of the lowest category sharing her bed with 5 slaves ." Were they really warriors?There are many such instances where pandavas n kurus both were at fault. Even Yudhistra never stopped his brothers from insulting Karan when he was supposed to be dharmaraj. परमुखै : = foremost Why did Draupadi not protest when she was told to marry five husbands instead of one? This is evident in the next para ....Drona, who was the guru of the princes requests them as a GuruDakshina , the throne of Drupada ( due to an ancient rivalry ) .. and Arjuna , proudly captures Drupada .. To remove the confusion, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) came up with the idea of a critical version. You deserve to be the king of Hastinapura. When Karna tried to compete, she certainly didn’t favor him in any way. It is not possible, since in the Dwaapar Yug, Caste system did not exist, but, Varna system existed. Not because i dont agree with all of the above. He always wanted to know who it was who let him off in the river in that little box. i agree with you CK, people do fail to see the injustice he served on otehrs - but why i admire him is not ocz he is fault less or he is right - but coz he had teh spirit to fight, to back his friend when he knew that he will never succeed - who on his right mind will think that he have got a chance againist krishna? Because if Draupadi does not reject Karna, then people do not sympathise with Karna. Draupadi and Lord Krishna shared a strong bondage and though they were not real brother and sister, but their love was never lesser than that. Caste system has arisen in the current Yug, i.e., Kali Yug. Come, join us. If she would not insult Karna, Karna would never insult her. The ones which contained the rejection were relatively newer and inserted evidently after the work of Vyasa (author of Mahabharata). intresting take on karna. bro u told about the insult of Draupati but what about the insult which Karna faced in the Swyamvar of Draupati..She insulted him in front of everyone there...the thing which Karna did was wrong too...but it was the result of what Drauati did...n wht abt the insult which Karna faced by Arjun,Bheem,Drona,Bhishma,etc but only Duroydhan was there wid him (i know that he was like dat becoz Karnaa's friendship would be beneficial for him..but he was there wid him)...n Karna never cheated anyone..always kept his promise. While you have highlighted the negative side of Karna, which is acceptable becuase he insulted Draupadi. Lord Krishna asked Karna how he knew that the Pandavas would win the war, to which he replied, "Kurukshetra is a sacrificial field. !You see, history if often written by those who screwed heroes ... .. And oh ! She didn't make fun of blind people in the original story.She was asked to marry the five brothers by Narada and Veda Vyasa. The typical reasons are because he was abandoned as a child, he was cheated by Krishna, he should have been treated as their brother, he was loved by Dhuryodhana and because he never said 'no' to anybody. Cant she choose who she wants to marry? She forgave Jayadratha after he abducted her. The killing of Abhimanyu was trecaherous !! Where is Yudhistir's wisdom visible in that? But he chose not to. Arjuna rescued them. It is not easy to leave the throne but he did so out of guilt and out of loyalty towards his friend. लॊकविश्रुतैः = world famous Karna, the one who called his wife names and insulted her in the Sabha. She did not chide her other sons when they humiliated him. The question about Karna could be placed better, if it followed another question ‘who in the entire Mahabharata, actually liked Draupadi very much, and supported her sincerely, apart from Krishna, and controversially her husbands. Dharma is a word that is used to define Hinduism. No. It contains all kinds of sheds. He proved that a person can not recognized by his birth (Janma), a person is recognized by his work (Karma). Draupadi had a servant named Nitambini. That is why they are considered brothers and sisters although Draupadi was born from fire. Lord Krishna praised Karna even during the battle between Arjuna and Karna. If he does then, is he failed in the task? But because with all of this, Karna still sided with the untruth or adharma. People will justify why kaurava humiliated Pandavas and Draupadi because in their view Kauravas are heros. during swamber before Karna nobody could lift the dhanush , but Karna lifted it , then Maan Draupdi asked to Lord Sri Kirhsna what to do . Anoop - i see that too. Second Instance : During the Sywayamvar , all the kings tryout but ( obviously) even fail to lift the bow .... and so does Duryodhana .. Now Comes Karna .. Nevertheless, if you got time, patience and willingness to know about 'Draupadi', you can visit my blog and comment. Even Arjun? If krishna wanted he could have stopped the mahabharata, but he didnt.1. You must read the 'Mrutyunjay', then you will know why Karna did so? Legend has it that In Every Age of Man (Yugs), when the human race had foregone its virtues and given in to desire and greed, the Gods bring in havoc and pave way for a new age of Man. When such great men have accepted it, who are we to insult her?Wouldn't you want revenge on someone who strips you naked in a public assembly?She was an epitome of forgiveness. Krishna: Do you know that you are the eldest Kunti Putra. Another reason could be due to TRP (Television Rating Point). So much for respect and humiiation dude .. (perhaps that is the reason why Modi, being knowledgeable in such matters, took his oath as PM during that period of the day) So, Krishna was merely mentioning that Draupadi along with other queens and princesses would come to Karna's coronation. It is said that Krishna and Draupadi shared an iconic relationship. In early days (Mahabharatha time) it was not uncommon to praise the opponent for a move well done - but hatred blinds your judgment and once that happens, you are blinded to the basics of etiquette. When Krishna came to sue for peace, he spoke to Karna. Some passages from BORI’s critical edition and their meaning which proves whether Draupadi rejects Karna or not: धृष्टद्युम्न उवाच|| He always wanted to know who he was and where he came from. But they shared her and lost respect for her. I would say he still achieved nirvana because of his generous nature, and loyalty. Kunti is your mother and your father is Surya.” Suddenly, Karna broke down. Sahadev? “Why are you doing this to yourself? He says " Oh!!! She forgave Ashwathama for killing all her sons and brothers because she didnt want Kripi to lose both husband and son.Please do not disrespect this great woman. So where are they !!! He regretted the moment he said it...at the moment..karna was a much bigger victim than draupadi herself. He also never endorsed Duryodhan's and Shakuni's treachery and preffered combat as a means to trounce his counterpart. There was no such kind of Dharma and Adharma. Karna always knew that the Pandavas would win the war of Kurukshetra. - Arjuna was angered at this compliment and lamented to Krishna in anger and said "You have never complimented to any of my heroid deeds but here you're complimenting an enemy who is out here to kill me??" But guys, what was right then is supposed to be right now and will remain so after thousand years .. and what they did can never be classified as right .. To gain a sense of Draupadi’s feelings towards Karna, let’s look at the relevant incidents. Arjuna was a puppet made by Dronacharya by sacrificing in the process EKALAVYA and KARNA. Krishna was testing how much can Karna sacrifice and how much is he taken up by greed. Chronicler..i love your post! Abhimanyu's death is the only thing that goes against Karna. Does Draupadi rejects Karna saying that Karna is a Sutaputra? Sorry, but it's true.. she's conniving, mean, and she had 4 men. Does Karna participates in Draupadi’s Swayamvar or not. This is what Krishna points out when Karna gets down on the ground to relieve the wheels of his chariot that gets stuck in the mud. If husbands themselves disrespect then Karna disrespecting her should not have any value, especially since he did not use the word "vaishya". कथं = how When he learned the truth about Arjuna, he didnt hate him..but a true warrior never goes back on his words. Artwork : Giampaolo Thomasetti. He reveals the secret of Karna’s … Also, there would be less drama which is bad for makers of the TV show as, without drama, it is very difficult to … Nope. It can be for material pleasure or name or can be for enjoying a higher seat after death. Draupadi will become your queen, why are you fighting with Duryodhana? In fact, there are many shrines for Goddess Draupadi, spread in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Karna refused all – temptations, reasoning, fear, and the revelation of the secret of his birth. यत = If Not even when five children were born. Our audience is familiar with the popular version of the story in which Draupadi rejects Karna. Svayamvara: The first interaction between Draupadi and Karna is during her svayamvara. Following incident is mentioned in the Mahabharata. That, he was able to be that good in spite of such difficult circumstances, is what I feel makes him the most admired character in Mahabharata. I used these two words together to connote 'the truth, or secret of dharma' This blog is to help me think, question, understand and resolve the truth surrounding my dharma. दवीजा: = O Brahmanas, If still in doubt, you can check the English meaning of Sanskrit words from here: http://spokensanskrit.org/. When Karna asks Arjuna to follow the rules of war and wait till he gets the wheels out of the ground, Krishna counsels Arjuna to ignore it and deliver the death blow because Karna himself never followed those rules when Abhimanyu was killed (who just conveniently happens to be Arjuna's son).One thing everyone forgets is, in the entire history of epics, Mahabharata is the only instance where divinity bows to humanity (Krishna literally asks Karna for forgiveness for all the travails he caused him). Now again a question arises that if this is the case that why all the popular versions of Mahabharata & T.V. After extensive research of 60 years, they came up with “The Critical Edition of the Mahabharata”. In Mahabharat, even Suyodhan was a good person. Nothing seems to irk me more. Draupadi did not tell regret words to Karna, but she confessed during the exile in 13 year near some lake. They do not want to mess with it for the sake of authenticity. He never proved that he is Superior warrior as compared to Arjuna. On the other hand Pandavas were also good human beings and followed path of righteousness. Hello dear friends,i would also like to add what i have understood from what all i have read about Mahabharata. He had qualities of 'Kshatriyas' though he was 'Suta putra' His qualities made him the king of Anga. It is Karna who stands out the entire episode . Krishna called Draupadi Sakhi (a she-friend) and she called him Sakha (a friend who happens to be a male). One of the popular stories in our mythology is that of Lord Krishna and Draupadi, the wife Pandavas. एते चान्ये च बहवो धार्तराष्ट्रा महाबलाः |, अथोदतिष्ठद्विप्राणां मध्याज्जिष्णुरुदारधीः ||१||, यत्कर्णशल्यप्रमुखैः पार्थिवैर्लोकविश्रुतैः |, तत्कथं त्वकृतास्त्रेण प्राणतो दुर्बलीयसा |, बटुमात्रेण शक्यं हि सज्यं कर्तुं धनुर्द्विजाः ||५||, तव अकृतास्त्रेण = No knowledge of the weapon, Yaksha Prashna – Riddle contest between Yudhishthira & Yaksha (Crane), Barbarik Story: Strongest warrior in Mahabharata – Finish war in 1 minute, Different names of Karna in Mahabharata | Karna is not his original name, https://mythgyaan.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/draupadi_rejects_karna.mp4, Different names of Karna in Mahabharat | Karna is not his original name, 34 Amazing Death Note Quotes (& Images) That Will Make You Think, 18 Amazing Facts About Maharana Pratap That Will Blow Away Your Mind, Why you cannot do charity without self-realization, Battle of Dewair/Diver (1582) – When Maharana Pratap defeated Mughals, 50 Amazing Harry Potter Quotes That Will Change Your Life, According to Manu Smriti, the people who have a Kshatriya father and Brahmin mother are of. पराणतॊ = succeed we have sympathy for him. Our audience is familiar with the popular version of the story in which Draupadi rejects Karna. O Duhsasana, seize the garments of the Pandavas and the robes of Draupadi and hand them over to Sakuni". like amba,ambika,ambalika why they arrange competition in swayamwar this is like I keeping conpetition and give you the kohinoor diamond if you win that,when you in the chance of nearly win I stoped the competition in afraid and say your clothes is not good so I will not allow you to win the kohinoor what a justice. Hope this helps. शल्य = Shalya Mahabharata symbolizes the end of Dwapar yug and the start of Kali yug. Krishna comes to Hastinapura on his peace trials. This was the comment that he passed .. and yes, do note that he opposed the Vastraharan scene considering it beneath his stature .... Now, you all blame Karna for telling the god-awful truth , but none of you guys actually point a finger at the Pandava ( Yudhisthira ) who had never won Draupadi as a rightful wife but still deemed to put her as a baazee in the game . Is it true or not. Not only did Krishna offer the throne to Karna, but he also made it clear that Draupadi, as the wife of the Pandavas, would be Karna’s wife also! This is not what you are. Hare Krsna TV - ISKCON Desire Tree 5,789 views. what he said then was his downfall and a word of frustration of really angry man. The living example is all says Bhisma, Drona and Karna were on Adharma side because they had lost and killed. There are no reports of Dhritarashtra having been bad administrator or his sons being bad either prior to arrival of Pandavas, are there? In my opinion, as Pranav indicated in a prior post, the single biggest mistake Karna made was when he took part in killing Abhimanyu while disregarding all the rules of war. कर्ण = Karna what makes u think that arjuna is a hero he always have krishna on his back somehow or the other he helps arjuna.If u see in mahabharath there are very few situations where arjuna never fights alone in the case of karna he always fight aloneU say karna insulted a draupathi in the first place pandavas insulted there own wife what kind of moron bets his own wife u call them herosi dont think so1. No . We all know that 'KRISHNA' was the reincarnation of vishnu... and like all reincarnations this one too had a purpose.. what we all know is that he was born to kill his uncle 'KANSA'.. but thats not totally true.. Krishna was born to reduce the no of SHATRIYAS.. as most of them were immortal and hence there was no balance.. lot of them were unjust. 'Daughter of Drupada'), also referred as Panchali and Yajnaseni, is the tragic heroine, one of the central characters and the common wife of the Pandavas in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.She is described to be the most beautiful woman of her time and was prophesied to bring a major change in the future. But Karna's son was the first to die in the war. Imagine being respected and obeyed by 99 brothers! Possibly, he knew that once throne is abdicated, he has no right to it nor his sons who were not his sons anyway. MUST READ: Different names of Karna in Mahabharat | Karna is not his original name. karna is man of his word2.he never afraid of his death even though he knew he is going to die3.If he wants he can be the king but he decided to be a friend U honestly belief that draupathi is pativratha where in the hell or in heaven or anywhere did u see a women marries his husbands 4 brothers well i havent except here In mahabharath arjuna had the support of krishna,lord hanuman,during the war but karna fought alone with all three and he was still killed unfarelywhat makes u think that arjuna is greater than karna. Whoever has some knowledge of Mahabharata should be aware of the most popular version of this story. शक्यं = can Karna – “They are not my brothers. But why did this battle had to happen? Karna was the most powerful warrior after Bheeshm & Drona. तत = that/ this दुर्योधनो दुर्विषहो दुर्मुखो दुष्प्रधर्षणः | Even when Arjuna killed Karna's sarthi...karna not even by mistake shot an arrow that might hurt Arjuna's saarthiafter his truth was revealed...Krishna compared how small pandav were to KarnaKrishna, Karna and Bheesma were noblest of all people. He also knows how much she loathed Karna. Because if Draupadi does not reject Karna, then people do not sympathise with Karna. He knew draupadi had wished for 5 qualities in her husband, which were seen one in each of the pandavas... thats why she had to marry 5 men.. He just kept quiet and sulked. I know anyone can justify this ..saying that it was the prevalent norms and so on .. One of the shrines, where She is a Grama-Devatha and Kula-Devatha to many, is located in one of the small villages of Tamil Nadu. Now, when a crown prince was treated as such throughout, and suddenly demoted, resentment is natural in the mind of Dhritrashtra. साज्यं कर्तु धनुर = string the bow I have intruded a lot on your generosity and thnak you for that .. [:)] ...Let me assure you that , I havent written this in view of a confrontation , merely putting doen my thoughts .. One cannot know who their biological mother and/ father is until & unless told by her. Hi Buddy .. Great post .. धनुर्वेदा = archery I guess the term ' Bhikshaa' was a complement to Draupadi ..!!! This critical edition will contain the oldest shlokas, thus removing the part which is later added to it. I am not so happy with the outcome of Mahabharat. And I have no wish to become the king. However every Pandav and Krishna used unethical means during the war and used every chance at all times to remind Karna of his low caste. Not just Mahabharata, if we have read Vishnu's other tales, Vishnu always protects the worlds and ensures the balance of the world. The so called Jambu - Folktale has it’s own story of evolution. When Krishna met Draupadi, he told her. 8. So let's take some lessons and stop this debate of who was right and who was wrong. Now section 177 says that Karna was among the participants (kings) & section 179 says that all the kings failed in the task. He even admired Arjuna's abilities...was proud of his little brother, but he swore to kill arjuna...that is the only reason he let other 4 pandavs live and not all five.Karna's story is not just about his greatness and story of how was he wronged....but its also a really sad story of how such a great man fell.Even Ashwatthama was an awesome man...fate just had them on the wrong side in battle field. People called dharma to what pandavas did because pandavas are their heroes. 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