Friday Apr 21, 2023

Ep.23: Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna–Born out of Fire (The Mahabharata)

Drupada and Drona’s rivalry is legendary. #Drupada wanted revenge for the humiliating defeat handed down to him by his former friend, #Drona. Because he had no suitable heir, Drupada arranged for a #sacrifice which would provide him with an heir who would have the power to defeat Drona. The sacrifice produced not one, but two children–a son named #Dhrishtadyumna, and a daughter named #Krishnaa. They were both destined to help Drupada obtain his revenge against Drona.

Listen to the story of:

  • Drupada’s reasons to want revenge against Drona
  • The sacrifice which would produce Drupada’s heir
  • Yaja and Upayaja
  • How Dhrishtadyumna and #Draupadi came from the sacrificial fire
  • Draupadi’s role in the story of the #Mahabharata.

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Music: Jesse Gallagher

Image: See page for author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


The Mahabharata 1: Complete and Unabridged; translated by Bibek Debroy. (2015). Penguin Random House India. (Original work published 2010)

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