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Jaidrathas Punishment

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Overview

Honest Mythological Stories help children develop imagination, emotional intelligence and competence skills. Here are some important reasons to read this story to your child:

  • Importance of Mythology

  • Learn about the Great Epic Mahabharata

How Arjuna Killed Jaidratha

This story is a small part of Mahabharata, where Draupadi and Arjun fled. In this part of the visit, we discuss the deeds committed by Jaidratha and punished by the Pandavas and his wife, Draupadi. We will see how arjuna killed Jaidratha. Let’s continue


Jaidratha and Draupadi
   


Jaidratha and Draupadi


About Jaidratha

In The Mahabharat story, Jayadratha was the son of Vridh Nakshatra and king of Sindh. He married Dusshara, the only sister of 100 Kaurab brothers. He had two other wives, one of whom was Gandhar, and another of his was Kamboi. His son was Sulas. A close relative of the Kaurav family, a follower and hero of Lord Shiv, he is an important figure in Mahabharat but is evil.


Etymologically, the word Jayadratha may also be a combination of his two Sanskrit words, jayat meaning victory and ratha meaning chariot. Therefore, Jayadratha means having a chariot of victory.


Jaidratha


Jaidratha


Who are Pandavas?

Pandava refers to his five sons of Pandu, Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, his five brothers. The Pandavas waged war against a kin consisting of Duryodhana and his brother's cousin Kauravas, led by their leaders and gurus, Bhishma and Drona, respectively. This conflict was known as the Kurukshetra War.


Pandavas


Pandavas


All About Pandavas

Yudhustria

Son of King Pandu of the Kuru Dynasty and his first wife, Kunti.


Yudhishthira became the prince of Hastinapura but was later replaced by Duryodhana. He and his brother married Draupadi, a Panchala princess.


Yudhustria


Yudhustria


Bhima

Bhima is the second of his five Pandavas. He was born when the wind god Vayu gave birth to a son to Kunti and Pandu. During the Kurukshetra War, Bhima alone killed 100 of his Kaurava brothers. He also killed Kichaka, the general of the kingdom.


Bhima


Bhima


Arjuna

Arjuna may also appear in some ancient Hindu texts. He is one of the main characters in the Indian epic Mahabharata, specifically on the side of the Pandavas. Arjuna is portrayed as a talented archer who wins the hand of Draupadi, who married his five brothers thanks to Kunti's misunderstanding and Mahadeva's blessing. After defeating Karna and Bisma, the Pandavas retreated to the Himalayas at the climax of the epic. From his four wives, four sons were born: Shruta Karma, Iravan, Baburvahana and Abhimanyu.


Arjuna


Arjuna


Nakula

Nakula was the fourth of his five Pandava brothers to appear in the Mahabharata. Nakula and Sahadeva were twins whose mother was Madri of Ashwini Kumaras. During the Kurukshetra War, Nakula killed many warriors, including Shakuni's son Vrikasura. Nakuru had two wives, Draupadi and Shishupala.


Nakula


Nakula


Sahadeva

Sahadeva was the youngest of the Pandava brothers. King Pandu and Queen Madri blessed him and his twin brother Nakula by invoking the twin gods of Ashvin. Sahadev is skilled in swordsmanship and astrology.


Sahadeva


Sahadeva


Punishment Stories

The Pandavas faced many problems during their exile. One day when the Pandavas were looking for food and Draupadi was alone in the hut, Jaidrasa was captivated by Draupadi's beauty. He approached her and introduced herself. Draupadi knows that the king of Sindudesha was the husband of Dushshala, the sister of Duryodhana. So she invited Jaidrasa to her hut as her sister's husband. Jaidrasa said, ``You are so beautiful. Why do you suffer banishment with the Pandavas? She said, 'Why do you say that to me? The Pandavas will kill you.' Jaidrasa said: 'I am not afraid of their huts.


Jaidratha taking Draupadi


Jaidratha taking Draupadi


Soon after the Pandavas returned to their hut, they found Draupadi missing. you were all told Bhima was furious. Other times, the Pandavas' honour was at stake. He took his chariot and followed Jaidrasa. He seized Jaidrasa, grabbed her hair and dragged her to Yudhistira.


Draupadi was crying bitterly. Seeing this, Bhima asked his elder brother's permission to kill Jaidratha. Yudhisthira said, "Jaidratha is our sister's husband. If we kill him, our sister would be widowed. allow us to punish him suitably but spare his life." Draupadi said, "He has dishonoured me and you all by insulting me. Draupadi said he would shave his head but leave five tufts of hair.


Tips to Parents

Needless  to mention, short stories are  an impressive  tool through which young kids can learn morality and ethics. Mahabharatha and other mythological tales also help young children develop survival skills.


Conclusion

In this article, we have studied how Jaidrathas got his punishment for his karma from the Pandavas. In this, we have covered the Pandavas, which are the five brothers of Pandav and Kunti. And also covered each Pandavas, that is, Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva.

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FAQs on Jaidrathas Punishment

1. Who was the Sarathi of the Arjuna in Mahabharat?

Krishna was the Sharthi of Arjuna in Mahabharat.

2. How was Draupadi born?

The Draupadi was born on the fireside.

3. Who wrote the Mahabharata?

The Mahabharata was written by Vyasa.


Overview

Honest Mythological Stories help children develop imagination, emotional intelligence and competence skills. Here are some important reasons to read this story to your child:

  • Importance of Mythology

  • Learn about the Great Epic Mahabharata