Why did Draupadi Have Five Husbands?

Aditi Banerjee
5 min readAug 8, 2021
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The answer to this question starts with the story of Indra.

Indra & The Slaying of Vritra

Every great civilization has a good dragon-slaying story. In Hinduism, one of the most ancient and primal archetypal pieces of lore is the story of Indra and the slaying of Vritra.

Aditi Banerjee

Published novelist. Practicing attorney. Writer and speaker on Indic civilization. Incurable wanderlust for the Himalayas and other ancient fabled lands.