Story – Five Pandavas became husband of Draupadi when Kunti said mistakenly “Share the fruit equally”

Drupada intended to wed his daughter to Arjuna. Upon hearing of the Pandavas’ supposed death at Varnavata, he set up a Swayamvara contest for Draupadi to choose her husband from the competitive contest. At the Swayamvara, almost all the assorted monarchs were unable to complete the challenge. When Karna attempts to do so (and in some versions, succeeds), Draupadi rebukes him saying she will not marry the son of a charioteer (in some versions, Krishna prods her to say this). Disguised as a Brahmin, Arjuna manages to complete the challenge. As the other attendees, including the Kauravas, protest at a Brahmin winning the competition and attack, Arjuna and Bhima protect Draupadi and are able to retreat. When Draupadi arrives with the five Pandavas to meet Kunti, they inform her that Arjuna won a fruit at a competition, to which Kunti says, “Share the fruit equally”. This motherly command leads the five brothers to become the five husbands of Draupadi.

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