Draupadi And Lord Krishna

Hare Krsna

Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada


Once during the Sankranti Festival, Draupadi happened to be in Lord Krishna's residence. Lord Krishna was enjoying and sharing with them fresh sugar cane of the season. While cutting a piece of cane, his little
finger got injured. Blood began to ooze out. 
The queens ran to their apartments and started frantically searching their wardrobes for a piece of
coarse cloth to bandage the wound. But Draupadi, who was seated at the Lotus Feet of the Lord, at once tore a piece off her sari and bandaged the wound. The queens returned with pieces of cloth only to find that the wound had already been attended to by Draupadi.
Years rolled on and Draupadi was being humiliated by Dusssana in the court of Dhritarashtra at Hastinapur. He was trying to disrobe her. She cried out in the open assembly for help and prayed to Lord Krishna to come immediately to her rescue and save her honor.
Lord Krishna who was then at Dwaraka hundreds of miles away, readily responded to her sincere prayer. He shook the little finger, the self same finger that was bandaged by a piece of cloth torn from her sari by
 Yards and yards of cloth flowed into the court covering the body of Draupadi. Thus Draupadi's small
act of service and sacrifice brought to her later on, the Lord's Grace and protection in her great calamity
from which none of the her heroic husbands, the Pandavas, could save her.


A good act is a Godly act for which God rewards at the appropriate time. Before desiring anything one must make himself worthy of it.

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  • Such is the greatness of The Lord

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