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Cheer Haran of Draupadi, Mahabharata
Cheer Haran of Draupadi was tried by Dushasana by the orders of his elder brother Duryodhana.
 Cheer Haran of Draupadi, MahabharataCheer Haran of Draupadi was attempted in the court of Hastinapur and the witness to that were all the Pandavas and the Kauravas and other ministers and servants. Duryodhana, being inspired by his wicked uncle Sakuni, arranged for a game of dice between the Pandavas and the Kauravas and invited the five Pandavas to play. In the game, Yudhisthira lost everything and at last he lost himself and his brothers and them their queen, Draupadi. When the eldest Pandava lost Draupadi in the game of dice, them Duryodhana ordered his younger brother Dushasana to bring forth the queen to the court so that she could be given the task of a dasi or a maid-servant. The abusive words of Duryodhana were condemned by all in the court, but the eldest son of Dhritarasthtra did not pay heed to them.

Dushasana obeyed the orders of his elder brother and brought Draupadi dragging by holding her hair to the court of Hastinapur where her husbands lost everything in the game of dice to Duryodhana. Draupadi was informed everything that occurred to her husbands and that they had lost themselves and then her in the game of dice. To that, Draupadi complained that the one who was himself a slave had no authority to bet on someone who was free from any slavery. The argument of the queen was just and all the people in the court acknowledged but Duryodhana was not convinced and was adamant on the fact that he had own everything including Draupadi.

Duryodhana then ordered his brother Dushasana to rip off the clothes from Draupadi`s body in the court since Draupadi was their dasi or slave and was not supposed to wear the dresses worn by a queen. Most of the people present in the court of Hastinapur condemned the act of Duryodhana but none was brave enough to oppose him directly. Thus, Dushasana started to scratch away the clothes of Draupadi and at that time Lord Krishana, due to the prayer of Draupadi, appeared in the court, though not visible to all and supplied ample of clothes to the queen in such a way that Dushasana was tired to take away all the clothes from the queen`s body. Ultimately he fell down and was not able to rip off Draupadi`s clothes. Thus Draupadi was saved from any shame in the court by Lord Krishna.

(Last Updated on : 10/04/2010)
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