(The reason behind Draupadi having five husbands, as elucidated by Sri Madhwacharyaru - Part 2)
: Aug 17, 2023
BackgroundDear Devotees : Namaskara.
| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||
|| OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAAYA NAMAHA||
SATYAMEVA JAYATI NA ANRUTA
Why Draupati had five husbands as explained by Sri Madhwacharyaru is described in Mantralaya(1051).
the preceding articles from Mantralaya, we delved into the narrative of
Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati, examining the
repercussions of their past actions. Their mistake of testing Bharama
and displaying improper behavior had far-reaching consequences, setting
the stage for a significant trial they would undergo in their fourth
and impending births.
In this series our attention will be
directed towards understanding the profound implications of Bharam's
curse and its subsequent impact. We will closely examine the initial
three incarnations of Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati,
tracing their journeys and the challenges they faced. Additionally, we
will delve into the pivotal role played by Bharati Devi in aiding them
during these lifetimes
In accordance with Lord Brahma's curse,
Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati were born as VipraKanyas
in the Treta Yuga, as a daughter of Brahmin. This is the first birth
after Lord Brahma's curse. As per Bharati Devi's promise, she entered
within the body of VipraKanya's form, uniting with Sachi, Shyamala,
Usha, and Parvati Devi.Inside the VipraKanya, the divine presence of
Bharati Devi and the other goddesses remained intertwined. As one
entity, they embarked on a profound Tapasya, engaging in deep
meditation and penance to seek boons from Lord Shiva. Their heartfelt
prayers were focused on being in contact only with their rightful
husbands in their future births.Within the VipraKanya's form, Bharati
Devi performed her own Tapasya dedicated to Sri Lord Narayana, who
resided within Lord Shiva. With unwavering devotion, she sought the
blessings of Lord Narayana for their noble cause.Overwhelmed by the
genuine and sincere Tapasya of the divine souls within the VipraKanya,
Lord Shiva was deeply moved. With great compassion and benevolence, He
granted their heartfelt wish, ensuring that in their future births,
Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati Devi would be connected
only with their rightful husbands.
In their second birth, the
divine souls of Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati incarnated
as Nala Nandini, the daughter of King Nala. Embarking on a new journey
in the human realm, they carried with them the essence of their
celestial virtues and the blessings granted by Bharati Devi and Shiva
their third birth, the divine souls took on the form of Indra Sena.
Mudgala Rushi, a wise sage, married Indra Sena. To address the question
of how Mudgala Rushi came in contact with Indra Sena after marriage,
Sri Acharya Madhwaru clarifies that Lord Vayu Devaru, in an active
form, entered inside the body of Mudgala Rushi, while Mudgala Rushi
remained in a neutral state.
Throughout their married life, Lord
Vayu Devaru stayed within Mudgala Rushi's body, ensuring that only he
would be in contact with Bharati Devi. As a result, Sachi Devi,
Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati Devi, who were in an inactive state
within Indra Sena's form, were not affected by any dosha (blemish) due
to the touch of Lord Vayu Devaru.
This divine arrangement
safeguarded their commitment to Pati Vrutya and allowed them to fulfill
their righteous path without any hindrance, as they remained untouched
by any other being during their time on Earth.
As Vayu Amsha
departed from Mudgala Rushi, he retreated to the forest for deep
meditation and spiritual contemplation. Similarly, Indra Sena, the
collective soul of Sachi, Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi, went to a
different location to engage in her own profound Tapasya (penance) and
Indra Sena, the collective souls of Sachi,
Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi once again engaged in deep Tapasya to
Lord Shiva. Impressed by their unwavering devotion, Shiva appeared
before them, ready to grant their boons.
Unaware of their shared
existence, each of them prayed individually for the presence of their
respective husbands in their next birth. Responding to their prayers,
Shiva heard their requests four times, one for each of them—Sachi,
Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi.
Their heartfelt desires were
crystal clear, as they longed to have their husbands by their side in
their upcoming earthly incarnation. The divine souls yearned for the
companionship, love, and support of their beloved spouses, seeking to
share their lives with them in the human realm.
response to their individual prayers, Lord Shiva graciously granted
their wishes four times, assuring them, "Yes, you will get your
Unaware of their collective existence within one body,
Sachi, Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi misunderstood Shiva's response.
Believing that they would have four separate husbands in their upcoming
birth, they were overcome with sorrow and started to cry. Their hearts
were filled with anxiety, fearing the prospect of managing multiple
husbands, and they felt burdened by the thought of such a complex
Their tears were a reflection of their genuine
concern and the emotional weight of the perceived situation. Little did
they know that the divine plan held a different truth, and that they
were destined to be united as one entity in their earthly incarnation,
sharing a profound and harmonious journey together.
ran deep as Indra noticed Indra Sena's tears and inquired about her
distress. She explained that Shiva had granted a boon, supposedly
allowing her to have four husbands due to their innocence and deep
meditation. Indra became furious at the thought of such a seemingly
cheap and inappropriate boon for a woman.
In his anger, Indra
confronted Shiva, demanding an explanation for granting such a boon.
Unfortunately, Shiva misunderstood Indra's reaction and felt hurt by
his lack of trust. As a result, Shiva, in a moment of frustration,
cursed Indra to be born as a human on Earth. This curse led to Indra's
reincarnation as the mighty warrior Arjuna later.
In the twist
of fate, Shiva deceived Indra by falsely claiming that there were other
gods hiding in fear of his wrath. Believing Shiva's lie, Indra went to
the foothill and encountered Vayu Devaru, Yama, and Ashwini Devatas,
who were indeed meditating to prepare for their forthcoming human
incarnations when Lord Narayana would take birth as Krishna.
witnessing this, Brahma arrived at the scene and grew angry with Shiva
for his deceitful behavior. As a consequence, Brahma cursed Shiva to be
born as a human being and to suffer defeat at the hands of an
individual from India. Thus, Shiva was reborn as Ashwatthama, who
eventually faced defeat at the hands of Arjuna.
further displeased with Shiva for overriding his curse on the divine
souls (Sachi, Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi), allowing them to have
contact with their husband. As a result, Brahma pronounced that, except
for Shiva, all of the gods would be with their wives in their next
In the upcoming series of Mantralaya, our focus will
shift to the fourth and ultimate incarnation of Sachi, Shyamala, Usha,
and Parvati Devi, embodied in the form of Draupadi. This fascinating
exploration will unravel the culmination of their profound journey,
shedding light on the pivotal role Draupadi played in their collective
destiny. Stay tuned as we uncover the divine tapestry woven by their
interactions, choices, and ultimate purpose.
The devotion towards Sri Raghavendrateertharu is the
ultimate truth and is the most simple and effective way to reach Sri
Hari - "NAMBI KETTAVARILLAVO EE GURUGALA"! “Those who have
complete faith in this Guru will never be disappointed.”
|| BICHALI JAPADAKATTI SRI APPANACHARYA PRIYA MANTRALAYA
SRI RAGHAVENDRATEERTHA GURUBHYO NAMAHA||