(The reason behind Draupadi having five husbands, as elucidated by Sri Madhwacharyaru - Part 1)
: Aug 10, 2023
BackgroundDear Devotees : Namaskara.
| Sri MannMoolaRamastu Mannmathe Moolamahasamsthhaana Mantralaya Sri Rayaramathe||
|| OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAAYA NAMAHA||
SATYAMEVA JAYATI NA ANRUTA
reason behind Draupadi having five husbands, as elucidated by Sri
Madhwacharyaru, is presented in Mantralaya (1050). This explanation
unfolds over three distinct parts, each contributing to a comprehensive
understanding of this divine arrangement
earlier articles from Mantralaya, we delved into the clarifications
addressing common uncertainties concerning the Ramayana. These included
insights into why Rama took the life of Vali and the purpose behind
Sita's trial by fire to establish her purity.
Now, let's delve
into the life of Draupadi. Unfortunately, there have been
misconceptions and ignorant remarks about Draupadi having five
husbands. However, Acharya Madhawaru emphasizes that leveling baseless
allegations against Draupadi leads one into grave sin. To gain a deeper
understanding and walk the righteous path within the Mahabharata Tata
Pariya Nirnaya Acharya Madhwaru enlightens us with comprehensive
insights into Draupadi's life, dispelling all ill-founded doubts and
Bharati Devi, the beloved wife of Vayu
Devaru, holds a prominent position as the greatest devotee of Sri
Narayana. Women seek her blessings to follow the righteous path of
female Dharma, known as Patya Vruta. Attaining pure female Dharma
requires the grace of Bharati Devi.
Interestingly, the name
"Bharat" signifies Vayu Devaru, and Bharati means the divine consort of
Vayu Devaru. In time, Bharati Devi assumes the revered role of
Saraswati, eventually becoming the revered Veda Abhimani Devata when
Vayu Devaru takes on the position of Brahma.
Acharya Madhwaru in
his unique interpretation, confirms that Bharati Devi, assuming
different forms, became Draupadi, encompassing a total of five souls
within one body. These 5 souls in the Draupadi were
possibility of multiple souls coexisting within a single body is a
phenomenon that holds certain perspectives. Indeed, there have been
instances that seem to suggest this occurrence. Before the birth of Sri
Madhwacharyaru, a notable event unfolded where an individual climbed a
pole, embodying Hanumantha Devaru, to herald the imminent arrival of
Sri Madhwacharyaru.Furthermore, in various regions of North Karnataka,
instances of ordinary individuals channeling manifestations of
Goddesses have been documented. It's worth noting, however, that while
authentic spiritual connections can manifest in such ways, there are
also instances where individuals exploit these occurrences for
fraudulent purposes.Interpreting this concept through a modern lens,
drawing inspiration from the teachings of Krishna, one can liken the
body to hardware and the soul to a software processor. This analogy
suggests the potential for multiple "software processors," or souls, to
be active within a given body at different times.
- Bharati Devi, the wife of Vayu Devaru, manifested as Bhima Sena Devaru.
- Sachi Devi, the wife of Indra, took on the form of Arjuna.
- Shyamala Devi, the wife of Yama, became Yudhisthira.
the wife of the Ashwini Devatas, transformed into the combined essence
of Nakula and Sahadeva, who were the twins and sons of Ashwini Devatas.
- Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva, remained in her divine identity.
In the context
of Draupadi, Sri Madhwacharyaru provides insights into the presence of
Bharati Devi, Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha Devi, and Parvati Devi.
Through his teachings, he sheds light on the significance of these
divine connections and explains the reasons behind their coexistence
within Draupadi's character.
Sri Madhwacharyaru provides a
profound explanation for the convergence of these souls within a single
body. He sheds light on the underlying purpose and divine design that
led Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati to unite their
essences in one physical form.
Once, Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi,
Usha Devi and Parvati Devi decided to unite their souls and approach
Lord Brahma to test his ability to recognize them. As they merged into
one body, they appeared before Lord Brahma three times. Surprisingly,
on the first two occasions, Lord Brahma appeared to ignore them.On the
third instance, their actions angered Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma sternly
cursed them, saying, "Do you think I am not aware of your divine
identities? You have bestowed this power upon yourselves, and it is not
for you to test me." Due to their misguided actions, Lord Brahma
decreed that all four goddesses - Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha Devi,
and Parvati Devi would have to take birth on earth three times,
each time with their four souls merged into one body.
the solemn curse, Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati were
filled with sadness and regret for testing the all-knowing and
enlightened Lord Brahma. They understood the gravity of their mistake
and the consequences they would face in their earthly incarnations.
some years, another regretful incident unfolded during a conference
attended by all the Gods and Goddesses, including Sachi Devi, Shyamala
Devi, Usha Devi, and Parvati Devi. In an unfortunate turn of events,
they displayed inappropriate behavior by engaging in flirtatious
conversations and expressions of romance towards their husbands.Lord
Brahma, the astute observer, took notice of their misconduct and
reprimanded them for their cheap behavior. Lord Brahma pronounced a
stern decree that the four goddesses would have to return to earth once
again, but this time they would be connected with males other than
Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha, and Parvati
were utterly shocked to hear this, as it would compromise their
esteemed status of upholding female virtues and righteousness (Dharma),
especially when being in contact with males other than their rightful
spouses. The weight of this consequence weighed heavily on them, and
they deeply regretted their actions, realizing the gravity of their
Yes, as a result of their two grave mistakes, Sachi
Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha Devi, and Parvati Devi were destined to take
birth on earth four times. In one of these births, they would face the
challenging test of encountering a male person other than their
rightful husband.This test would be a trial of their commitment to
upholding female virtues and righteousness (Dharma) in the face of
temptation and adversity. The consequences of their actions in the
divine realms had profound implications for their earthly incarnations,
where they would have to navigate complex situations and prove their
unwavering dedication to their respective Dharmas as virtuous and
Absolutely! Realizing the consequences of their
mistakes and the potential challenges they might face in their earthly
incarnations, Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha Devi, and Parvati Devi
wholeheartedly devoted themselves to doing sincere seva (service) to
Bharati Devi. They recognize Bharati Devi as the Goddess who can
safeguard and preserve their female Dharma. Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi,
Usha Devi, and Parvati Devi sought redemption through sincere
service to Bharati Devi for a thousand years (bearing in mind that time
is relative in divine realms). Impressed by their innocent devotion,
Bharati Devi asked how she could assist them.
With a heavy
heart, they narrated the two crimes they committed and expressed their
fear of facing undesirable contacts in their earthly incarnations. They
humbly requested Bharati Devi to be present alongside them in their
shared earthly body. The reason behind this request was that Bharati
Devi possessed a divine boon from Lord Narayana, ensuring that no one,
except Lord Vayu Devaru, could touch her in any realm, including
earth.Knowing that Lord Vayu Devaru would be the father to Sachi Devi,
Shyamala Devi, Usha Devi, and Parvati Devi in their earthly
form, they would remain in an inactive mode within the body when
Bharati Devi was present. Therefore, any touch from Lord Vayu Devaru
would not jeopardize their commitment to upholding female Dharma.
by their sincere remorse and genuine desire to follow the path of
righteousness, Bharati Devi graciously agreed to their request. Her
divine presence alongside them in their earthly journey would protect
and empower them to stay true to their virtuous paths and fulfill their
destinies with unwavering dedication to female Dharma.
next series of Mantralaya, we are set to delve into the series of
births that Sachi Devi, Shyamala Devi, Usha Devi, and Parvati
Devi experienced. This captivating exploration will illuminate their
diverse incarnations and the roles they played while unwaveringly
upholding the principles of female Dharma. Through these intricate
tales, we will witness the profound influence of Bharati Devi, who
guided and supported them throughout their spiritual journeys.
Anticipate a journey that unveils the timeless devotion and resilience
of these divine souls, inspiring us all to embrace righteousness and
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.”
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