Shri Krishna did not save Draupadi from cheer haran!
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Everyone on that day had a reason not to interfere on that shameful day. It was good that someone was able to retrieve or save Draupadi’s modesty. If we look at today’s scenario, we will fing Bhishma’s and Drona’s who are blind to all these evils, but we will not find the savior who can do something about it.
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As we know that Shri Krishna, whom Draupadi summoned to save her from disrespect. But in Vyasa’s Mahabharat, the savior from cheer haran is someone else. This is attributed to dharma and it is symbolic. This means it can be the God Dharma, Krishna as the Lord of Dharma or even Vidura or Yudhishthir. So, it is indeed not clearly stated that who was indeed the savior of Draupadi.
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Story of Krishna saving Draupadi
In the famous TV serial named Mahabharat, Draupadi summons Keshav (Krishna) in her hour of peril (cheer haran) and Krishna saves her. There is a story related to this. Once Krishna had cut his finger with Sudarshan Chakra. Draupadi tore her veil to put it around Krishna’s bleeding finger.
Lord Krishna was very touched by the gratitude done by Draupadi and so he promised her to repay the debt and to protect her from all evils. So, he protected Draupadi when her sari was being pulled after Duryodhan won her in the dice game.
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Story of Durvasa saving Draupadi
There is also an interesting story of Durvasa saving Draupadi from cheer haran. Shiva Purana attributes her miraculous rescue to a boon granted by Durvasa. The story goes that the sage’s loincloth was once carried away by the Ganges’s currents. Draupadi quickly tore a piece of her garment to cover him.
The sage was pleased with her. He granted her a boon, which caused an unending stream of cloth to cover her when Dushasan was trying to strip her in Hastinapur’s royal dice hall.