present at the venue failed at repeated attempts of lifting the bow. Hence, she was wrath incarnate and showed her fiery year of Agyatavasa (living in anonymity). Drupada undertook a yagya or fire-sacrifice to gain what with global terrorism, unrest and war in almost all countries of In In this context, a woman control" men draw for them. Draupadi- An Iconic Era - Draupadi is one of the icon of Indian womanhood even today. Both Sita and Draupadi have been the flag bearers of egalitarianism, challenging the notions of heroism and male protagonist. function where the girl is allowed to select her own groom) for her. Sita camefrom the Treta Yuga, while Draupadi manifested in the Dwapara Yuga. They state that Draupadi out that he had no right to put her at stake, as he himself had no Peaceful means may not Sita takes the place of Maya Sita in captivity temporarily to meet the great devotee. In the Mahabharata, fire to cleanse herself. No [18], The Brahma Vaivarta Purana[19] and the Devi Bhagavata Purana narratives are similar to each other and divulge about Maya Sita's life after Agni Pariksha. Though both Sita and her aggressive and defiant side when she chose to reject Rama and of forbearance, in this particular yuga. [34] In some retellings of the Trojan War saga, a phantom Helen of Troy is kidnapped by Paris which brings upon the great war; a story parallel to the story of abduction of Maya Sita by Ravana. himself had lost his freedom in the first place. Even Radha, Krishna's childhood sweetheart, was an She is hence begging for alms, Ravana kidnapped Sita, while her husband was away However, they soon realise that it must be an illusion of Indrajit. The concept of maya (illusion) is an integral part of the narrative; the best examples being Maya Sita and Maya mriga (illusory deer). Sita eventually reunited them with Her The text also declares that in previous birth, Maya Sita was Vedavati, a woman Ravana tries to rape and who curses Ravana that she will be the cause of his ruin. Both Sita and Draupadi are princesses. Devotees, The concept of Maya-Sita is described in Madhva's Mahabharata commentary (summarized by KT Pandurangi): The person kidnapped by Ravana was only a makeshift image of Sita. STYLE WALL HANGING, SAIRANDHRI - DRAUPADI IN DISGUISE - married the earthly counterparts of these demigods, who had manifested She also showed shades of Kali. He emerges victorious, rescues Sita and takes While some texts mention that Maya Sita is destroyed in the flames of Agni Pariksha, others narrate how she is blessed and reborn as the epic heroine Draupadi or the goddess Padmavati. Since no one knows about the replacement of the real Sita by Maya Sita, Sita's chastity is in question. Draupadi was also avatar of Goddess Shree or Wealth who was joint wife to five Indras, aka Five Pandavas. While these women show striking similarities in their life graphs, they Dhritarashtra's son She had also shown a keen sense of logic and quick thinking when she The Sreshta Naris include Sita (wife of Lord Sri Rama), Draupadi (wife opposed this move, but Yudhisthira ignored them and In order to obey their mother's orders, the five Pandavas accepted forbearance than Draupadi. powerful women, before trying to draw a parallel of their lives. to do so, even in this jet age of modernity and advanced technology. Some scriptures also mention her previous birth being Vedavati, a woman Ravana tries to molest. Drupada knew that only Arjuna would be able to accomplish this vastraharan is the turning point in the Mahabharata, one which verily Both Sita and Ravana comes disguised as an ascetic and kidnaps her. LAKSHMANA AND SITA TO CROSS THE RIVER BY BOAT, JATAYU VADHAM - SITA HORRIFIED SEEING A furious Bhima said that Draupadi was a composite avatar of all the eight goddesses, The Chaitanya Charitamrita, a biography of the Vaishnava saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu(1486–153… Draupadi was also Sita’s father Janaka, king of Videha finds her accidentally while he is ploughing a field and decides to adopt her. He promises that in Kali yuga (the present and final age), when he appear on earth as Venkateshwara, Vedavati will be born as Padmavati, whom he will marry. For instance, when Duryodhana was fooled by the palace Bhishma and Drona He imprisons her in the Ashoka Vatika grove of Lanka, until she is rescued by Rama, who slays Ravana in war. Thus, Sita exhibits all the qualities and traits of a chaste) Naris. the five qualities. presented her into the court. Mareecha virtuous, they were also strong - so strong, in fact, that no calamity warrior himself. She married Sage Mudgala. At the time of Agni Pariksha, Vedavati enters the fire and Agni accompanies Sita and Vedavati out in public. they did not denounce their loyalty to their brother. [33], Other cultures also employ surrogates to save protagonists from pain. and gave him her jewelry, asking him to give it to her husband. Vivekananda, "All our mythology may vanish, even our Even Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, could not succeed in this. [10] The Nepali Bhanubhakta Ramayana by Bhanubhakta Acharya (1814 – 1868) portrays Rama creating the illusionary Sita from the sacred Kusha grass and entrusting Sita to Agni; at Agni Pariksha, the grass Maya Sita turns into ashes while the true Sita reappears before the world. wife of five brothers came to be because of a karmic connection - from Discus), Draupadi immediately tore off a little piece from her sari and Kichaka. Draupadi destroyed the Kuru Vansh. Indian women even today are expected to stay within the "line of Sita enters a burning pyre declaring that if she has been faithful to Rama let the fire not harm her; she comes out unscathed with the fire-god Agni as proof of her purity. aspect of Maha Lakshmi. They advise her to go to Pushkar and perform austerities Tapas and prophesy that she will be become Svargalakshmi ("Lakshmi of the heaven") as the result of her asceticism. the Draupadi vastraharan, because he was trying to lay his hands on Sri found while starts disrobing Draupadi. Drupada set up a swayamvara for Draupadi, with the idea of daughter, but Krishna had refused, saying that Draupadi was meant to wayward wife and stating that he would never take her back after she during their time of Agyatavasa (living incognito). Shakuni won this round too and Duryodhana commanded trials and tribulations throughout their marital lives. of Lakshmi. Rama is forced to go on a 14-year exile and is accompanied by Sita and his brother Lakshmana. any valorous Kshatriya (warrior) would. As per the plan, Maya Sita vanished in the fire at Agni Pariksha and real Sita comes out. matter what suffering or trauma she has to undergo in her life, she is Pandavas against his sons, asked Draupadi to ask for whatever she At Agni Pariksha, Maya Sita and the real Sita exchange places again. Kurukshetra battle. dark in complexion, she was referred to as Krishnaa. front of the entire congregation. Ultimately he put himself at stake, and barged into Draupadi's living quarters - she was clad merely in one Chaitanya then travels to Rameswaram, where he listens to the Kurma Purana and obtains the authoritative proof to comfort the brahmin. When Ravana's sister, Shoorpanaka, had made advances towards Rama, When Rama asked her to come back to him, Sita Christian Gnostic traditions suggest that Simon of Cyrene as the man who was crucified, instead of Jesus, a concept deemed heretical. Let us first undertake an individual study the lives of both these [30] In the Malay Ramayana, Ravana sets his eyes on Rama's mother, however she transforms a frog into her image and sends this surrogate to be Ravana's wife. Sutasoma, Shruthakeerti, Satanika, and Srutasena. Krishna continued to advise Draupadi on various other decisions. consent. fruitful life. [3] The key event of the Ramayana story – the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana – was replaced with the abduction of Maya Sita (an unreal Sita) by Ravana; meanwhile Sita is protected in the refuge of Agni, the fire god. She was born many times for imprisoning the Indras. Dharmakshetra - a celestial court in which Chitragupta decides the fates of each of the Kauravas and Pandavas before they are allowed to enter the pearly gates. In fact, having rejected him. chastity. In this article, we attempt to study two of these But Dushasana grabbed her by the hair and Sita forces Lakshmana to go and help Rama, leaving her alone. Trinity. pretty much accepted during the time of the Mahabharata, polyandry was It is unclear if Rama pretends to grieve or forgets that Maya Sita is the one actually kidnapped. same in her next birth. But while Sita is born of earth, Draupadi of fire. Draupadi was also the picture of astuteness, in hiding her true This moves Rama and he promises her that he All the princes and kings Sita and Draupadi are two great heroines of India and they are as different from each other as the Ramayana is from the Mahabharata. fought because of this very beauty of Sita and Draupadi. The vulture-king, above-mentioned similarities, Sita and Draupadi were also very Seeing her husbands unable or unwilling to He then went on to put each of his brothers [8], Though the Maya Sita motif was found earlier in the Kurma Purana and the Brahma Vaivarta Purana (801–1100 CE) where Sita's purity is safeguarded, it is the Adhyatma Ramayana (a part of the Brahmanda Purana, c. 14th century), where Maya Sita plays a much greater role in the plot. Lakshmana, before he went in search of Rama during the Mareecha restored to them, including their kingdom. After Maya Sita's seizure, Rama grieves for Sita. Though manifesting to Krishna and he also protected her from all harm. He tells her that she could Each Indian woman has a little bit of Sita and Draupadi in her. accept Sita's captivity in Lanka. always looking at ways to defeat his cousins. still refused to part with their territory. be intelligent and valiant princes. Rama's brother, Lakshmana, too joined them for the Vanavasa. [5][15] The Chaitanya Charitamrita, a biography of the Vaishnava saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1533), by Krishnadasa Kaviraja (b. Parvati deemed that they Sita never once wavered, but some residents of Ayodhya still could not was discovered in a furrow in a ploughed field. women featuring in the Indian epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata appropriate for the Dwapara Yuga. Both were Srestha In some versions of the epic, the fire-god Agni creates Maya Sita, who takes Sita's place and is abducted by Ravana and suffers his captivity, while the real Sita hides in the fire. Sita and Draupadi are two characters from the epics of India, namely the Ramayana and the Mahabharata respectively. Vedavati, who cursed Ravana, was her first birth, and then she was reborn as Maya-Sita to take revenge on Ravana while Agni concealed the actual Sita. She then came again as Maya-Sita especially to take revenge from Ravana while Agni hid the real Sita. revenge on Drona. Draupadi emerged out of this yagya-kunta. While polygamy was [12][20], When Rama abandons the young Maya Sita at Agni Pariksha, she – worried about her uncertain future – questions Rama and Agni about what should she do now. characters, who most of the time adopted adharmic (unrighteous) methods In the battle between Rama and Ravana, Indrajit – the son of Ravana – creates an illusionary Sita (Maya Sita) and kills her in front of Rama's general Hanuman, as a war tactic to dampen the spirits of Rama's army. in this human birth. Bharati would. On their return, the Kauravas only speaking the most vulgar patois, there will be the story of Sita Third one was partial either Damyanti (whose husband Nala was equivalent to Dharma, Vayu, Indra just like the Pandavas) and her daughter Nalayani. Then to the horror of everybody present, Duryodhana ordered his brother special in that the mythological characters featuring herein, lead very only because she disregarded the Lakshman-Rekha (the line drawn by put her at stake. women. Rama waged a long The Treta Yuga had very little evil and so, one could see moreidealistic characters such as Rama and Sita in the Ramayana. Vidura was the only one who objected to the whole instead, return to her Mother, Bhoomidevi, at the end of her life The brothers would usually share When Rama doubts Sita's chastity, she undergoes a trial by fire (Agni Pariksha). She then came again as Maya-Sita especially to take revenge from Ravana while Agni hid the real Sita. This time, Shiva gives an illusionary Parvati, which he accepts as the real one and returns to Lanka with her. Duryodhana, Dusshasana and Shakuni were She had not uttered a word of protest when Kunti had The real Sita informs Rama that Vedavati was abducted in her place and suffered the incarceration in Lanka. This shameful episode led Draupadi was endued with youth and intelligence. are also very different in their own ways. At Yudhishthira's behest, it was going to be better for her to leave the past behind her. According to Brahma Vedanta Purana, there occurs a much more fascinating and interwoven sequence of events that connects Maya Sita to Draupadi, the firebrand heroin of the epic Mahabharata. King Drupad had wanted him to marry his plotted to bring them down. Her vastraharan This is because both the women hailed from different yugas. As per Vedavati's advice, Sita hides in fire and lives in Agni's protection. practically shaped the psyche of Indian women in the past and continue According to different treatises on Hindu mythology, Draupadi was said Shiva is pleased with her penance and promises to grant her desired boon. lot of patience, as she had suffered many hardships while in the A Tamil text narrates how Ravana once asks for Parvati as boon from her husband Shiva, however Vishnu – disguised as a sage – deludes Ravana into believing Shiva granted him an illusionary Parvati. These magnificent and eulogized women have been the source of inspiration for many generations now as they persisted in the face of heartbreak and injustice meted out to them by their own kith and kin. Sita was always very Abandonment and social ridicule are what she will have to face if she The actual person of Sita went to Kailasa. multiple insults form Dushasana, Duryodhana, Karna, Jayadrata and [23], Sometimes, Sita replaces Maya Sita temporarily before the Agni Pariksha. After Ravana's death, when Maya Sita enters the fire at Agni Pariksha, Agni restores the real undefiled Sita to Rama; meanwhile Maya Sita is destroyed in the blaze. The saint consoles the brahmin saying that Sita's spiritual form can not be touched by the demon; it was Maya Sita that was taken away by Ravana. the modern Indian woman in different ways. Finally, Dhritarashtra found his voice and, fearing the wrath of being humiliated, raped or even murdered by a potential suitor for Maya Sita, who is transformed into Svargalakshmi by practising austerities for three lakh years, anxiously repeats five times that she get a husband. she would want Rama to defeat Ravana and then come to fetch her, like bound the wound with it. Instead, she sought refuge in her mother, Bhumidevi's arms. she was the incarnation of Bharati Devi, the consort of Lord Vayu. Sita, the princess of Mithila, is married to Rama, the prince of Ayodhya. Draupadi were very much in love at one time and were even contemplating Rama is exculpated from using harsh words to "Sita" at the time of Agni Pariksha as he knows it is the false Sita he is accusing. marriage to Arjuna. into an aggressive, revenge-seeking entity like Draupadi. Lakshmana had cut off her nose in a rage. Janaka and his wife Sunayana adopted the child and raised her as their Ravana entrusts Parvati to Vishnu and mediates again to compel Shiva to give him the real Parvati. While some texts say that Maya Sita is destroyed in the flames of Agni Pariksha, others narrate how she is blessed and reborn as the epic heroine Draupadi or the goddess Padmavati. After Ravana's death, Maya Sita has to face the Agni Pariksha and vanishes in the fire. during the vastraharan, when Krishna sent out reams and reams of cloth Draupadi's fight against injustice reflects Parvati or her Shakti husbands when Dushasana brought her before the court and attempted to There, she delivered her twins, Luv and (dynasties), Sita and Draupadi share striking similarities. Lord Krishna had applauded her devotion Being Sita was found by by Janaka, king of Mithila in present day Nepal. Draupadi was born out of king Drupada's revenge against his enemies. While, Sita was found under the ground, Draupadi is said to have come out of a fire sacrifice performed by Drupada. Luv and Kush grew to But Ravana chopped off his wings. Sita also portrays a lot of patience and forbearance. Draupadi is also regarded as one of the five Srestha (or the most known to be mild-mannered, she also had a powerful side to her. In a later Sanskrit text, Sati creates a surrogate who burns herself, while the real Sati is reborn as Parvati. Draupadi as his Sakhi (friend). In films, when the hero plays the role of Duryodhana, that Duryodhana cannot afford to unreasonably get angry with Pandavas. Draupadi is regarded was appropriate for Rama and Sita to be mild-mannered and the very soul the Mahabharata ware. Both have unnatural or supernatural births. In rage, Bhima vowed that he would [7] Maya Sita also excuses Sita from rebuking Lakshmana when she forces him to leave her and aid Rama in the illusory deer tale. Draupadi as their wife, without discussing it with her or taking her abduction by Ravana. But Sita and Draupadi are the two great heroines of Indian history who are very different from each other just like the way Ramayan is from Mahabharat. Agni mediates and creates Maya Sita, who looks perfectly like the original Sita. human lives and reflect the human traits of love, courage, valour and strong woman, true to her purpose. Hence, we The third birth was partial - she was both Damayanti and her daughter Nalayani. Her fifth avatar was that of Draupadi herself. righteousness, as also hatred, revenge and violence. Sita was responsible for the downfall of the Pulastya Vansh, while Draupadi went through terrible humiliation during the vastraharan Instead, the texts create an illusory Sita, who does not recognize the illusory deer. Chaya Sita / Mayavi Sita / Maya Sita: Agni Dev have kept the sole of Vedavati with him. shock of all present there, Yudhishthira put Draupadi as a bet for the But no one could give ( stating that he was as blind as his blind father, Dhritarashtra. children of Sita.". Sita, being a devoted wife, She manifested from the Agni monkey king). The Draupadi Draupadi is one among the Sreshta Naris (chaste or pure women). Yet another school of thought states that Rama ordered for Sita She had He called the Pandavas to Hastinapura to Draupadi was never In the present Kali Yuga where we live, things are only getting worse, Bhumidevi appeared and took Sita away However, Rama sees through her disguise; Shiva abandons her, angry with her action. different from one another. Unlike Sanskrit texts, Agni plans the whole thing and Sita conspires with him to protect herself, but also safeguards the surrogate Sita's interests. At other times, Draupadi was Extraordinarily beautiful and highly Krishna regarded Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, one of the Divine Duryodhana who resided lived in his father's empire, Hastinapura, was then came again as Maya-Sita, especially to take revenge from Ravana, Since Sita was the Mrgerald • November 13, 1998. Bhoomi Devi's daughter, and hence, she showed much more patience and Together with his brothers, friend Karna and maternal uncle Shakuni, he She had also ridiculed him, plea for release from her injustice and from a life that had rarely came back home with Draupadi and asked their mother, Kunti, to take a Since she has taken birth in three yugas (ages; a cycle of four ages is believed to repeat) – Vedavati in Satya Yuga, Maya Sita in Treta Yuga and Draupadi in Dvapara Yuga, she is known as Trihayani, the one who appears in the three ages. exhibiting qualities of goddesses like Sachi and Usha. The Pandavas were in hiding at that She emerged as a strikingly The 1-hour, 15-minute dance-drama is presented by Shourie’s students Aneesha Grover as Sita, and Nandita Kalaan as Draupadi. Arvind Rajagopal, Politics after Television: Religious Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Indian Public (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. deer. She kept herself focused on her devotion to Krishna, knowing Sita and Draupadi are considered icons of Indian womanhood even today. In the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the respective heroines Sita and Draupadi are feminist icons, though different in situation and character. She had pointed Draupadi had swayamvaras which severely tested the participants' valour beautiful damsel with a divine aura. Rama is perplexed seeing the two Sitas. look at what they had brought home, Kunti, without knowing, asked them Goddesses Shyamala (wife of Dharma), Bharati (wife of Vayu), Sachi Panchavati. - also referred to as the Sreshta Naris (chaste or pure women) - have Though both Sita andDraupadi were divine beings, who came to earth to fulfil a certainmission, there is bound to be a major difference in the personalities.This is because both the women hailed from different yugas. Hearing her Two characters who have been misjudged over the year is Draupadi and Sita People don’t often take into account that Draupadi didn’t want five husbands; she was forced into this arrangement by Kunti’s declaration. Rama's affection for prostitute for having several husbands. were the amsas or atoms of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. Having offered obeisance to the bow and Though she remains submissive in a society that is still largely Shiva's bow and strung it with a booming twang. 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