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From the Mahabharata Study Group, b Satya Chaitanya, Mar 7, 2011.
Jaimineeya Ashwamedh Parv, Chapter 7
Instructed by Yudhishthir, Bheem informs Draupadee that Yauvanaashwa and his wife Prabhaavatee will be reaching Hastinaapur soon. He tells Draupadee that Prabhavatee is extremely beautiful and she is coming to pay her respects to Draupadee, and therefore Draupadee should do her Shringaar and get ready to receive Prabhaavatee [and Yauvanaashwa]. And then Bheem asks Draupade where Krishn is. He tells her that without Krishn he does not see her doing her Shringaar so well that it takes his (Bheem’s) breath away. "If Krishn has gone back to Dwaarakaa, how will you shine before Prabhaavatee?" Bheem asks her.
Drauapdee answers that Krishn is inside the palace and her Shringaar will be excellent.
I wonder what the conversation means? Does it mean that Krishn used to do Draupadee’s Shringaar? Or that when Krishn was around, Draupadee did her Shringaar much better than when he was away? I find both possibilities intriguing. We have lovely pictures of Krishn doing Raadhaa's Shringaar, and Shiv doing Paarvatee's Shringaar. But of course the Draupadee-Krishn relationship is different.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 03/09/02
Modified on 12/08/12