So when you see this adjective against someone’s name, you can realize the value person carries for society and nation.
Draupadi was given following titles.
Tapoghorvruta i.e. Intense Brahamcharya
Satyavadini i.e. the one who always speaks truth
Is it not blatant insult to the might character when we trivialize (or support her trivialization by not raising voice against evil Bollywood/Media doing her character assassination) her life?
Just focus on these two words and see where your stand : Tapoghorvruta and Satyavadini.
Society with self-respect would never commit suicide by trivializing its historical or mythological characters.
First of all, translations from Sanskrit or any other folklore to Hindi and then into English is highly vulnerable to misinterpretation and misrepresentation.
Second, any characterization of Draupadi based on literal translation of popular polyandry metaphor is not only misleading but tomfoolery and can only help in intellectual pleasure (Debate/Discussion/Lucid writing/pastime) which nullifies the purpose of writing epic i.e. to show a mirror to society and bring them towards dharmic way of living.
Draupadi is from that characters brigade, whose Krishna is a member, and who has satisfied created-hunger of many new-age literary writers. The majority of them write spiritually distasteful, factually incorrect, single lensed, half-baked imagination for reader’s imaginary pleasure (where sexual imagination attracts maximum readers).
Let me share only one example, which is enough to describe true Draupadi.
In Udyoga parva, when Krishna’s peace treaty failed and Krishna left the House of Representatives, Drona warned Kauravas that, are you really trying to win Pandava who are protected by Draupadi’s austerities?
“How can you vanquish the son of Pandu, when Draupadi who is truthful in speech and devoted to rigid vows and austerities, prays for his success?”
Not only meanings of words like Dharmajna, Satyavadini and Devi, which are used for Draupadi on different occasions by different persons, are difficult to imagine in 21st century but also it is impossible to imagine towering character like Draupadi in our times when fanciful, delusional and bubbling writers are engaged in imaginary sexual acts.
Draupadi is solution for present day female-freedom conundrum/confusion, provided we shift and raise our intellectual eyebrows from sexual/polyandry imagination of her and try to re-portray her character afresh with new outlook.
Are you ready to live like Dharmajna, Satyavadini and Devi?
PS: Draupadi’s birth was by emergence. So does Sita’s birth. One from sacred fire, another from sacred Bhu (Soil).
They on metaphysical plane, represent basic elements. Elements when disrobed by Asuri power centers, Vishnu protects her.
All elements are at risk, including Draupadi and Sita by Asuri power. We need to kindle Vishnu among our hearts to protect them.
Remember: Itihas (Ramayana and Mahabharata) kept moral values alive in this land since time immemorial. They play a critical role in maintaining the Dharma - fabric of society. It is your job to pass on the torch to the next generation. Don’t miss your duty.
(From : prachodayat.in)