Finally, Sree Krishna said, Draupadi is only Arjuna’s wife. She is younger sister-in-law to Yudhistira and Bhima and elder sister-in-law to Nakula and Sahadeva. Kalki revealed real history of His previous incarnation as Sree Krishna (8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu).
Translated by Sreemathy Ajitkumar
“My translation is not perfect because I am not a well experienced translator. The depth of the content, style of narration and significance of the matter is exemplarily unique and contemporaneous with symbolic meaning of the original Malayalam book written by Kalki is highly official and as a normal translator I am not able to translate it with its importance and richness. I hope and I pray that the well experienced translators will do the great work for this extra ordinary book which is needed in our society.”
– Sreemathy Ajitkumar
First it was published in Kalki Bhagawan Yugdharma Magazine in 2000 written by Kalki, later on it was published as book by Kalkipuri Publication in 2008. Latest Malayalam internet edition is available here.
I respect the fundamental right to know what actually happened. I have only that good intention.
Previously, Kalki had Incarnated as Sree Krishna (8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu) & Saved Draupadi – Lord Shiva (From Kalki Purana by Aagstya
Ithanmunnam Kiruttinanaay Avatharithaay (1):9:2
Paahupada Palaleelai Sheithumelaay (1):9:3
Paarulakil Ariyathor Undusholven (1):9:4
Unduthaan Sukshmankal Oraipenippam (1):10:1
Udaviyathu SheithavanNee Panchalikkum (1):10:2
Previously, Kalki had incarnated as Sree Krishna and the official executions of that time are very famous. At that time, there were several divine secrecies and You have saved Draupadi.
Why Draupadi is called Panchali ?
Draupadi, also known as Panchali because she was the daughter of Drupada – the King of Panchala.
Arjuna is the Sole Husband of Draupadi
– Sree Krishna
Kalki Revealed the Real History.
There is only very little space in the potter’s house. Even no facilities. However, that is a blessing in today’s circumstances. Mata Kunthi meditated on Lord Sree Krishna while busily preparing the food.
Before children arrives, cooking should be completed. Kunthi is very tired due to long journey. So her body condition is weak. No one to help.
Kunthi is fully involved in the sweet memories of her children while preparing food.
Bhima might have got tired of hunger. Yudishtira cannot suffer hunger even a short while. Arjuna would never complain. Similarly Nakula and Sahadeva would not complain and they are very co-operative to prepare food.
Five children! But fate….? Memories are following Kunthi.
Kunthi listened to outside. Did I hear children’s footsteps? Yes! They are coming! Kunthi gets relief.
Travelled a lot. Kunthi is having strong pain throughout her body. It is quite hard even to get up. Suddenly Kunthi took care in preparing the food. She is not bothered about her pain.
Mata! Today’s alms is special!! Yudishtira used loud voice to inform Kunthi when he reached the portico. He is very happy.
Whatever it is, share it equally!!
On the spot, Kunthi replied without examining or enquiring what Yudishtira said. After hearing Kunthi’s reply, a mysterious reflection formed in Yudishtira!!
Kunthi went to the portico to see her childern. At that moment, Kunthi was shocked when she saw Draupadi!! I just considered it as the usual alms, that means food. But here I can’t believe it. Because I don’t know what was the intention behind the words of Yudhistira. I am shocked and tired.
Who is this? Kunthi got courage and enquired to clarify her doubts about Draupadi.
Kunthi has taken a great attention to hide her confusion about Draupadi.
Arjuna is a great warrior and this is the best reward for his bravery.
The timely reply of Yudhistira is quite peculiar.
Yudhishtira is always like that, isn’t he? Yudishtira’s skill is quite remarkable in presenting what he intends, as secret which could be never revealed at any time, but timely with sameness.
Afterwards Yudhishtira described all the matters clearly to Kunthi. Choice marriage (Swayamvara) and the marriage of Arjuna and Draupadi.
After hearing the whole, Kunthi with maturedness took Draupadi inside the house and received with traditional practices. Kunthi then came to Yudhishtira and all others.
Sit down children….
Kunthi said with great affection.
Hereafter, what to do? …..
My words should have the results. But nothing should happen against righteousness and morality.
Kunthi started grieving on her words that had fallen by mistake.
It shall be done as mother says….? Meanwhile Arjuna informed his decision so that mother should not be troubled.
This is not a thing to be shared, is it? But wife….?
Another question of Kunthi made everyone silent.
If so, we shall enquire to Vyasa! Who else knows about justice other than Vyasa?
Yudhistira’s advice as if he has decided something frightened Kunthi.
Then what about Krishna?
In no moment Kunthi enquired with uneasiness.
Yes! But if it is Vyasa, he is much learned.
While Yudhishtira started to justify, Kunthi became upset.
Isn’t the filial duty fulfilled when the mother’s words are obeyed?
Meanwhile Yudhishtira’s question made the subject live again.
If so, aren’t we obliged to fulfill the mother’s words to share equally whatever it is? Yudhistira’s question with special intention formed uneasiness in Kunthi.
Bhima left the matter to Yudhishtira himself stating that the elder brother is learned much about righteousness.
Right! Let me think. Yudhishtira‘s reply gave a temporary stop to the subject.
Everyone got up.
Let’s have food. After inviting all, Kunthi while getting in stopped suddenly!
Draupadi near the door!!
Beautiful and complexioned like Krishna!
Beautiful woman! Daughter of Drupada, the King of Panchala!
Also called as Panchali and Krishna! An excellent devotee of Lord Sree Krishna.
She might have heard everything. Isn’t the afflicted eyes of Draupadi saying no to something? Kunthi became upset.
Come! Kunthi affectionately called Draupadi to get inside.
Everybody laid down after supper.
Nothing immoral should happen because of her words, Kunthi prayed to Sree Krishna. Kunthi also decided that everything shall be done only according to the decision of Sree Krishna.
Kunthi woke up in a shock from the light sleep she had fallen due to fatigue. Isn’t the sound of hooves being heard from the farthest? Kunthi listened.
Could the enemies identify? Had Drupada grown suspicious? Did the martial skills of Arjuna happened to identify him?
Had Dushasana heard the news? He is the disgraceful brother of pious and noble Duryodhana. Did he seek any evil path? What he always aimed was to grab Duryodhana’s power? But generally nobody could know it!!
The sound of hooves grew louder while the thoughts kept torturing.
Isn’t the sound of chariot also heard? Kunthi listened with fear and anxiety.
Who will be in the chariot? Is it Krishna or the enemies?
Kunthi woke up from her thoughts and lighting a wick in earthen holder glanced at her children.
As it was a very small room all of them laid together.
Draupadi was tired out of journey. Not a usual practice. Poor girl!
What a fate to be in in this hell? Kunthi became sad.
Though Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula & Sahadeva were sleeping together, Yudhistira is sleeping little away. They all always gave respect to Yudhistira.
Kunthi took a deep breath looking at her tired children.
Should they be called or not?
While Kunthi stood in doubt, chariot reached in the front of their abode.
Kunthi immediately called everybody.
Everyone including Draupadi got up. Kunthi told everything in a low voice. They all put on their weapons in no moment.
The sound of footsteps is getting louder.
Arjuna became alert. Bhima held his club and got ready for anything. Yudhishtira, Nakula and Sahadeva also got ready to fight.
Very soon they all got ready because of their habits for the past few period.
If the problems occur here too, then would the poor man who gave space for temporary stay shall also behave like others did at various places? Isn’t so the experience?
Now as Draupadi is also with us…..despite of having five strong sons, while thinking of even no place to rest….were not everything caused to happen?
Kunthi’s thoughts on reality were abruptly and rudely disrupted by heavy footsteps outside.
Hey Pandavas! Open the door. We are not enemies, but friends! They informed knocking on the door.
Kunthi listened to the variations in the footsteps that indicate the increase in its strength.
In the meantime, Yudishtira opened the door without fear.
Drupada, the King of Panchala and his company!!!
Yudhistira quickly received the King and his company. The treat given to the guests within the limited facilities was grand!
The presence of Draupadi raised grief in Drupada.
She who had lived in royal facilities became a common lady within a day! What a fate!! However, she has got whom she liked.
Everything else could be corrected! Thus he consoled. Drupada’s eyes’ were filled with tears.
I had doubted you to be Pandavas from the first. Drupada began after the treat for guests.
Doubts were cleared when enquired to Krishna; though Krishna did not come for the wedding, Drupada, King of Panchala stopped a while and gazed on beloved daughter Krishna alias Draupadi and continued.
Thereafter…..in a hurry! Continued the journey as per the advice of the emissaries. Meanwhile, did it create any inconvenience?
The endurance of Drupada with maturity and humility pleased everybody.
You have come and that is our fortune!! Yudhistira’s reply was suitable to the situation.
As Draupadi was born after a long desire, I have not yet stayed separated from her. Daughter’s absence caused much pain in me. Not only that, as a father much failures had happened in doing the duties towards her. I realized that fact only, when heard the advices and directions of Lord Sree Krishna. Therefore, I could reach here at the earliest.
Did the words of Drupada, making clear the intention of his visit create inconvenience in Yudhistira? Kunthi watched.
Your presence has even made this hut also noble!! Yudhistira’s calm reply pleased Drupada.
Meanwhile the sound of chariot awakened the village people. But according to the King’s direction the accompanying bodyguards handled everything. People went back to their own homes.
Again the conversation between King Drupada continued.
I myself came instead of the messengers to invite everybody to the Palace. Those who deserves should be informed accordingly.
Drupada’s words arouse suspicion in Yudhistira.
Krishna is waiting for you! Drupada watched everyone.
As the enemies had recognized you……security, isn’t that very important? With fear Drupada convinced the seriousness of the matter.
Would Yudhistira oppose? Kunthi suspected.
Yes! As you wish!! Yudhistira obeyed hastily. Kunthi’s prayer to Lord Sree Krishna had the result.
Suddenly everyone got ready for the journey.
No one spoke on the way. Kunthi watched it all particularly. Kunthi offered her prayers to Almighty, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Because of the divine blessings of Lord Sree Krishna everything would happen well and in righteous manner only. Lord Sree Krishna is beloved to devotees. Kunthi merged in devotion to Lord Sree Krishna.
Anyhow as Sree Krishna is there, no need to worry about Draupadi. Kunthi consoled herself. Is there any other insult for a woman rather than to be wife to five brothers?
Oh! It can’t be thought of! What would be the state of Draupadi if she has to become the wife to five brothers’? Anybody who has self-respect would not get ready for that? Or is that the daughter of King Drupada, lack self-respect?
Draupadi, a strong woman who feared nobody, behaved so matured even after such a despicable matter occurred. May be she has that much love for Arjuna. If not, why should Drupada’s daughter receive the wandering Arjuna by adorning the garland? This would be Sree Krishna’s wish. Kunthi plunged in serious thoughts.
Chariot reached the Palace. King had already made the arrangements for the guests to take rest. Along with Kunthi, Draupadi also took rest near Pandavas. Palace, where she had played and grew up! Draupadi behaved as if she has forgotten that.
The changes that happened in Draupadi within a day has surprised Kunthi. How could she get these much matureness? Kunthi became pleased on Draupadi.
Drupada did the service and hospitality towards the Pandavas in the assembly as per the rules. Sree Krishna is there at a suitable position giving importance to the assembly. Kunthi got relieved.
I myself have arranged this opportunity! Krishna’s sweet voice came flowing. Kunthi noted it particularly.
Hey! Yudhistira, if you exist in righteousness then you can be free from today’s problem. This is an opportunity. Krishna continued.
But Yudhistira did not respond.
Now Arjuna is not just only Arjuna! He is the husband of Draupadi and son-in-law of King Drupada!! Therefore that dignity should be maintained insistently. Sree Krishna’s majestic words became noteworthy.
It is not yet decided that to whom all should Draupadi become the wife?
Yudhistira suddenly raised argument opposing Krishna’s words.
Everybody except Krishna got stunned!
Kunthi also got shocked!
What is special to talk such nonsense? Though as usual Krishna’s question which indicate mockery raised anger in Yudhistira.
We are dutiful sons’ who obey mother’s words.Though quiet Yudhistira’s words created irritation in everybody. Kunthi quickly interfered on realizing the movement of things in opposite turn.
Please listen Krishna! They reached home with Draupadi while I was busy in preparing food. When Yudhistira informed from the portico that they have brought special alms, actually before enquiring about it, I told to share it equally among them! Kunthi’s words became timely appropriate.
Draupadi’s eyes blossomed in comfort. Drupada, his wife and all others became doubtful.
Is it only? Krishna’s reply provoked Yudhistira.
Doesn’t the mother’s word have no value? Isn’t that should be obeyed? Yudhistira’s words became sharper.
Hey! Yudhistira! Here, Mata Kunthi revealed just now that in pre-conceived notion, without enquiring the reality, she had told to share it equally whatever it is, considering the alms to be as usual. Not only that, what you don’t know or to talk about a subject that is not clear by enquiring and examining the innate situation is only an opinion in general understanding. It is never a decision.
Sree Krishna started to analyze the things and causes of the issue with hair splitting precision.
This is not an object to be shared. Is it? Isn’t she Arjuna’s wife? Krishna started shooting questions.
Is it the culture to share one’s own wife among others? Is it moral to share one’s own wife among own brothers? Is this Yudhistira’s righteous argument to support such a mean thing justifying mother’s words? Is it Arjuna’s bravery to share own wife among others? Is it the nobility of Yudhistira and Bhima to take their younger brother’s wife as their also? Is it moral to Nakula and Sahadeva to take their elder brother’s wife as their also? Is it Mata Kunthi’s excellence to share her daughter-in-law to all her sons? Is it Draupadi’s chastity to be wife to many others? Is it the virtue of King Drupada to support such immoral things?
It is impossible for me, the eighth incarnation to support such things which is not suitable even for the common moral life. Everybody lowered their heads without answer for Krishna’s questions.
Drupada became peaceful. Krishna used to talk about Arjuna to Draupadi since she was quiet small. Then onwards she had started to like him. Anyhow my daughter has got Arjuna himself as her husband! Drupada saluted Krishna in his mind.
Kunthi also felt consoled. Draupadi also called Panchali being the daughter of the King of Panchal was gratified, praying Lord Sree Krishna, the eighth incarnation.
Though Arjuna had folly, he felt pride in Sree Krishna’s words. Sree Krishna, the eighth incarnation executes anything only morally, practically and in righteousness. He will never support anything against righteousness. Lord Sree Krishna is the eighth incarnation of the ten incarnations of Lord Mahavishnu. Since this mean subject has come in the presence of Krishna, it would end here. It is sure. Kunthi thought so.
In the meantime, Sree Krishna continued.
Motherhood is a unique model of divine love. A woman herself exists in various positions like mother to her children, wife to her husband, daughter to her father and sister to her brother’s. Among which the position of mother is the most noble.
As all the children are equal to a mother, whatever it is share it equally, these words of Kunthi is only the completion of her responsibility as a mother.
Everybody can take equally as per their deserved positions in righteousness. That is the rule in a country according to the science of governance. Otherwise anarchy, unrighteousness, evil customs would take debut and as a result would conquer that country.
Every actions should be executed always in righteousness only. If it is so, then only Lord Shiva’s and Lord Vishnu’s continuous blessings would be attained.
Draupadi should be wife only to Arjuna, as younger sister-in-law to Yudhistira and Bhima and elder sister-in-law to Nakula and Sahadeva, that is, they can share practically and reasonably only as their relations and positions in the family. Krishna’s statement based on virtue became distinguished to the Indian culture.
Mother gives food equally to all her children. But the quantity of the food varies according to their age and body structure. So, a mother is satisfied only, when she finds that her each child is fed with appropriate quantity of food. Moreover, among the children it is not necessary that the younger brother should also take the quantity of food taken by the eldest brother. Is it moral to force the younger brother to consume the quantity of food taken by the elder brother even if it is heavy to the former? Similarly, if the eldest is insisted to consume the quantity of food taken by the youngest even if it is much less for the former, it would result to starvation for the eldest. Sree Krishna’s words comforted Kunthi.
Draupadi is quiet cheerful. Sree Krishna’s words also have energized Draupadi.
It is true that mother gives equally to each one. Equally means the quantity would be the same for the eldest and the youngest. But that would create much problem. Because of the same quantity it would be more for the younger one but less for the eldest. Mother would feed each child considering its age, body structure or health, position, miseries of diseases etc.
Childrens’ welfare is mother’s duty. Therefore, mother gives the required food equally to her children as per their body structure, age and position. Doing likewise only completes the duty of a mother. Similarly, Mata Kunthi has just said to share it equally. So each one can take equally as per their positions and relations.
What would be the state of citizens if Pandavas themselves belonging to royal dynasty behave against morality? Sree Krishna stopped for a moment and looked on everybody. Especially Draupadi.
As a woman Draupadi has never agreed to Yudishtira’s obstinacy for being wife to all the five brothers while receiving Arjuna as the husband. Cruel cheating! Even the ruler has no authority to deny a woman’s right to live morally, then in a royal family whoever tries to execute such injustices for whatever causes should be never admitted. Sree Krishna continued.
Good intention, interest, experience, observation, analysis, wisdom etc. is must in deciding any matters based on righteousness.
Then only those are able to be executed in accordance to morality, righteousness, practicality and propriety.
Therefore, before accepting the sayings of a person as it is, that should be examined minutely, whether it is morally suitable, acceptable according to the positions, practical, agreeable to logical arguments, proper to the occasions and whether it is suitable to oneself. After that only it should be decided to accept or reject.
Here, Mata Kunthi’s words even without enquiring about the object, actually, if Yudhistira, Arjuna’s elder brother had examined righteously and handled it suitable to morality , then this immoral issue could have been solved quiet easily. Moreover, this common issue wouldn’t have been so important and relevant. Thereafter, isn’t it unsuitable to the assembly? Sree Krishna continued to explain as to how should be in righteousness.
Above all these, King Drupada’s understanding that war skill is the qualification for choice marriage is totally against righteousness. Clear view of life, morality, practical insight, faithfulness & willingness to work hard, interest in taking effort, moral effort to earn wealth, intent look on the works to be done, to have interest in doing the responsibilities morally among parents-brothers-sisters-relatives who all are in friendship, to get awareness and prevent oneself from getting involved in superstitions & bad customs, mode of living should be in righteousness with pure and pious devotion, strong, moral and social relations, skillful in achieving needs of life according to the changes in time, energetic and correct executions based on righteousness according to the opportunities and the power to endure, scientific study, devotion etc. all these should be the merits of the bridegroom according to the diplomacy.
It should be clearly observed whether he has the qualifications accordingly. Marriage is not a contest. As conducted here, when the betrothed girl selects bridegroom among others in the assembly, it results in the defamation of all others participated in the choice marriage. Marriage is a matter of personal likes or dislikes and acceptance. It should not be demonstrated publicly. Privacy should be the stage to select the life-partner. It should be absolutely a private function with only responsible family members and friends. When the betrothed girl selects only one whom she has liked among the several others present in the assembly, definitely it results in disgracing all the others invited there. It is not a permissible precedent. An opponent is formed from insult. Insult would cause all friendly countries in becoming enemies.
Long before, I explained this matter to King Drupada. But he did not take it seriously. That all is each one’s own decision. Along with the revealing of how is the righteousness, it is our morality to not support anything against righteousness. One can obey if it is necessary or can reject. Whatever it is, has its result.
I did not partake in the choice marriage (Swayamavara). But, I know what would happen. That is why I reached here personally in the august presence of Drupada to inform the moral verdict of this immoral issue. These should never become a blemish to my history of incarnation. I shall not stand at any time with the misconception of Yudhistira, here. Therefore, the explanation of how the righteousness should be, in this matter, adorned majestic aspect to Lord Sree Krishna. Sree Krishna continued.
Above all, in today’s circumstances when the Pandavas wander with no place even to fulfil their basic needs, priority should be given in finding the solution for that. Always righteous approach should be with the problems. If so only the execution is formed.
When the queen Kaikeyi asked to send Lord Sree Rama, the seventh incarnation to forest according to the boon given to her by King Dasharada, What did he do? He enquired to Sree Rama and analyzed the matter and its causes, then called an assembly in presence of the chief of ministers and people and asked Sree Rama as questions with suggestive meaning and then executed Sree Rama’s righteous verdict. Dasharada on realizing that he is guilty, vacated the authority of a King to the blessed Sree Rama and anointed him as the King. From the context of giving the promise, Sree Rama examined everything whether it is righteous or not, identified the guilty and executed punishment and without becoming a slave to relations, confirmed the verdict through free, moral and righteous investigation. Though Dasharada, Kaikeyi and Manthara are judged as accused, but as the evil intention which is the basis of the crime did not happen and they were proved guilty in the presence of citizens in the assembly and its abuse is serious and exist much more than the period of punishment, for a crime there is only one punishment and based on righteousness Dasharada and Kaikeyi were released. Whatever situations whichever citizen uses as a chance to inspire others to do the crime of treason, as an ideal thing those should be seriously punished and for this awareness Sree Rama punished Manthara.
Nobody’s words against righteousness should be obeyed and nor the boon should be given for doing the duties, an individual in the post of the King has no power to misuse the royal authority for his own desires and for the family, those with inborn aptitude of crime get ready in doing the criminal actions should be heard morally and execute punishment which is necessary for the country’s diplomacy and citizens’ welfare, this was made clear to the world by Sree Rama, the seventh incarnation and this real history, here, in this context of executing an immoral mean action is significant and much helpful in confirming the verdict. (Read: “The Real Divine History of Lord Sree Rama. Most Important scene from the First Part.” യഥാര്ത്ഥ ശ്രീരാമ ചരിതം പ്രഥമഘട്ട സുപ്രധാന രംഗം-കല്കി published by Kalkipuri Publication).
Sree Krishna’s words surprised Kunthi! Kunthi worshipped Sree Krishna with great devotion.
Though Yudhistira was silent, revengeful attitude was forming in him, but could not raise another question.
Everything needed for the safety and victory in the life of Pandavas including Kunthi and Draupadi shall be decided morally. Sree Krishna’s eminent presence should be there! Drupada’s words became timely.
Yes! Everything shall be decided appropriate and righteous to diplomacy. Draupadi is only Arjuna’s wife. She is younger sister-in-law to Yudhistira and Bhima and elder sister-in-law to Nakula and Sahadeva. Thus established the glory of the Indian culture as a role model in good manners, appropriate to the family composition equally and morally.
Draupadi also should maintain contacts with everybody only according to each and every positions, because usually this sort of desires never happen among the brothers. Here, even if it did not happen really, but as the wish was formed, Draupadi should acquaint carefully with everybody according to each and every positions only. Otherwise, these will lead to form the base for doubts and criticisms and affect the life seriously. By Lord’s blessings the true knowledge allowed in diplomatic manner is the welfare ruling and the well-being of citizens.
Though Sree Krishna’s words formed uneasiness among Pandavas including Yudhistira, they were all forced to accept. Kunthi offers crores of salutations to the divine feet of Sree Krishna who has arranged the situations and blessed Draupadi to live proudly as the wife of Arjuna only.
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