Monday, March 20, 2017

Image: Draupadi and Sudeshna

Draupadi (as Sairandhri) and Queen Sudeshna
Ravi Varma lithograph, 1910

During the Pandavas' time spent in King Virata's court, Draupadi, using the name Sairandhri, serves Queen Sudeshna as her handmaiden; Sudeshna's brother is the infamous Kichaka, and she is the mother of Uttar and Uttara (who will later marry Arjuna's son Abhimanyu).

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