Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Mahabharata: Draupadi

The following is from a work-in-progress called The Mahabharata: a Book Report, in which I'm slowly reading through the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, and writing a book report on what I read. 

While the Pandavas were living in Ekacakra, they were visited by a Brahmin who told them tales of faraway places, such as the land of Pancala where a king named Drupada ruled.  At one point, Drupada was friends with Drona (the Pandavas martial arts teacher), but they’d had a falling out.  Because of their feud, Drupada’s son Dhrstadymna was destined to kill Drona, and his daughter Draupadi was destined to destroy all the Ksatriyas.  This same Draupadi was also destined to marry the five Pandava princes.  Danger loomed on the horizon, danger and love.

Draupadi

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