(The reason behind Draupadi having five husbands, as elucidated by Sri Madhwacharyaru - Part 3)

Date : Aug 24, 2023


Dear Devotees : Namaskara.

| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||

Why Draupati had five husbands as explained by Sri Madhwacharyaru is described in Mantralaya(1052). This final part of this part 3 series we have been reading.


In the last series we delved into the life events of Sachi, Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi across three lifetimes. They incarnated as VipraKanyas, then as Nala Nandini, followed by Indra Sena, with each incarnation marked by unique life events and unfolding narratives.

In this ongoing series, let's embark on a profound exploration of their ultimate and concluding incarnation. We will delve deep into the final birth of Sachi, Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi, as they manifest collectively as Draupadi. This immersive journey will illuminate the complexities, lessons, and divine purpose that underlie their presence in this significant incarnation

After several lifetimes of reincarnations as VipraKanyas, Nala Nandini and Indra Sena, the final and ultimate birth led them to become Draupadi. Within Draupadi's being, the divine souls of Bharati Devi, Sachi, Shyamala, Usha, and Parvati Devi were all present.

Thanks to the boon granted by Lord Shiva, each of them finally met their destined husbands in this life. However, due to Brahma's curse, Shiva was not able to come into direct contact with Parvati in this incarnation. As a result, Shiva was reborn as Ashwathama Acharyaru, while Parvati resided within Draupadi.Within this extraordinary union of souls, all five divine beings found their rightful partners:

This divine arrangement allowed the divine souls to fulfill their destined paths and experience profound connections with their husbands in their final birth as Draupadi. Through the interplay of boons, curses, and divine presence, their journey on Earth became a timeless tale of devotion, loyalty, and the intricate dance of destiny.

Indeed, the arrangement of the united souls inside Draupadi was nothing short of marvelous. Within her being, Parvati chose to remain neutral, while the other divine beings took turns becoming active depending on their interactions with their respective husbands.

When Draupadi met her destined husband, Bhima Sena Devaru (Vayu Devaru), Bharati Devi would become active, bestowing her divine presence upon Draupadi. Similarly, when Draupadi interacted with Arjuna (Indra), Sachi Devi would come to life within her, filling her with divine grace and virtues.In the presence of Yudhisthira (Yama), Shyamala Devi would manifest, and when Draupadi connected with Nakula and Sahadeva (Ashwini Devatas), Usha's essence would grace her.

The interplay of these divine souls, each taking turns to become active as they met their destined partners, created a celestial symphony within Draupadi's being. This extraordinary arrangement ensured that each husband received the undivided devotion and blessings of their respective divine consorts, while the others remained in a state of divine repose.

Their journey as Draupadi was a testament to the harmonious dance of destiny and the profound spiritual connection that bound them together across lifetimes. Their collective presence within one body showcased the timeless wisdom of the divine and the eternal power of love and devotion.

Acharya Madhwaru further states that, indeed, in addition to being present inside Draupadi, Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, and Usha were also born with their own separate bodies and souls in their respective incarnations.

Shyamala Devi was born as Devaki Devi, and Yudhisthira married her along with Draupadi, deepening their bond of love and companionship.Sachi Devi took birth as Chitragade, and she was wedded to Arjuna. Their union led to the well-known Bhabruvahana story, showcasing their trials and triumphs on their divine path. Usha, in her individual incarnation, was born as Jarasandha's daughter. She married Nakula and Sahadeva, becoming an integral part of their lives and contributing to their remarkable journey.

These divine souls, along with their unique stories and individual relationships, enriched the epic Mahabharata with their devotion, love, and resilience. Their presence and influence extended beyond Draupadi, adding depth and complexity to the tapestry of the great epic, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of those who heard their divine tales.

Draupadi Devi, a radiant soul, shines brightly in the celestial tapestry of the Mahabharata. Lord Krishna, drawn by her pure devotion, found a special place in His heart for this beloved devotee. Thanks to the enlightening efforts of Achar Madhwaru, the intricacies of the Mahabharata have been unveiled, like a majestic flower unfolding its delicate petals. Through this wisdom, even the simplest among us can now savor the profound teachings held within.

Many reader have asked the question of why Bhima Sena Devaru didn’t win the Drupati Marriage competition instead Arjun did, we will cover this in one of next series in detail

Having absorbed this newfound knowledge, we are blessed with a noble duty—to gently guide those who speak carelessly about Draupadi. With love and patience, we will help them recognize the magnificence of her character and the invaluable lessons she embodies. By sharing this deeper understanding, we aspire to foster a world where reverence and admiration flow towards the sacred figures of the Mahabharata.

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.”