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Karna had two great features in his character – he was a great warrior and he used to grant offers to Brahmanas. Other than this, he had plenty of sides in his character and each of them were highly oriented towards evil. He was a cheater, who cheated his own guru; he was a wicked minded one who always sided Duryodhana to kill Pandavas by means of covert; Karna was extremely arrogant and un-kshatriatic, who always remained a war-monger without thinking of the loss of warrior life and loss of property of kingdom, that is meant for societal welfare. However, all these features are scattered throughout the Mahabharata. Dice game episode collects 3 of his extremely evil characters. The three evil characteristics of his are as follows:
Draupadi has been one of the prime characters of Mahabharata story. However, she is remembered more for her different type of birth, for her five husbands and for the outstanding feat at her Swayamvar. Another incidence is also there where Draupadi is remembered by the Mahabharata story analysts and that is her role in the kurukshetra war. Most often the thing is forgotten that Draupadi remained one of the most intelligent characters of entire Mahabharata. Her intelligence is quite evident in the Dice game episode of Mahabharata story. In fact, there are four distinctive situations, in the story, where her high level of intellect is explicit. Here are those four areas:
There is a word called - “What is not in Bharata, that is not in the entire world”. The Word is absolute truth. You will understand very well from today’s episode. As we narrate the Dice game episode of Mahabharata, you will find that Duryodhana practiced some filthy means, which are very much in use now. According to the scripts, Duryodhana was the incarnation of Kali Demon. So, this is his rule now. Hence, it is quite meaningful, if practices started by him are practiced widely now and that is happening too. The five filthy practices narrated in this episode of Mahabharata story will also narrate the entire Dice game episode of Sabha Parva. So, let us start stating the background first.
Dhritarashtra convinces Bhishma to take vow, so that he always remains at his side. Then sends Pandavas to Kahndavpratha, the dense forest at the banks of Yamuna. Pandavas built up Indraprastha. Narada reaches Pandavas and suggests them to make a rule about sharing Draupadi. The five brothers fixes up the rule of sharing Draupadi.
As Dhristadyumna narrates everything he have seen to Drupada and confirms that the potter Brahmins are actually Pandavas in disguise, Drupada arranges royal arrangements and happily appoints Draupadi in the hands of Pandavas. Pandavas were offered various gifts including royal gestures, weapons, missiles and royal foods and clothes. Pandavas reside there in Panchala for a full year.
Draupadi taken to the potter house after Arjuna wins her in Swayamvar Sabha. Kunti states to distribute the alms brought by the five brothers. Yudhisthira decides Draupadi to be their common wife. Krishna reaches Pandavas with Balaram. Dhristadyumna observes everything from shade and informs the same to Drupada, the King.
Dhristadyumna places two conditions in the competition of Draupadi Swayamvar. The first was to lift up the heavy bow and the second was to target fish eye, looking at its reflection. None of Kshatriyas assembled in the ampitheatre could make that feat. Finally, Karna comes and he was denied by Draupadi, since he was not a kshatriya. When Karna left, Brahmanas were called and among them Arjuna came out. Later with Duryodhana's provocation, all kshatriyas attacked Drupada, but Bhima Arjuna baffled everyone.
This episode starts with the loss of Drupada at the hands of Pandavas and Drupada's humiliation to Drona. Drona wished revenge and arranged a Yagna for a son. From the Yagna fire, rises Dhritadyumna and Draupadi. Draupadi was opulent in beauty and auspicious in all possible ways. Krishna suggests Drupada to arrange swayamvar for Draupadi.