Bhagwan Krishna keeps up his promise given to Draupadi

Bhagwan Vishnu ‘s incarnation as Shri Krishna is called the Lila Avatar as he very well knew that who he was and for what purpose he had incarnated for. As the Jagadguru, he knew that destiny was the one which ruled all and one needed to walk and follow it with adherence to Dharma.

Shri Krishna is always there for his devotees. Be it his childhood friend Sudama or his life soul Arjun, Krishna takes care of all his devotees. He is so benevolent when it comes to his dear devotees that he never forgets even a small effort done by them for his sake. One such incident where he repays such a debt is with his dear sister Draupadi.

The consort of the Pandavas, Draupadi who was also called as Krishne had total faith in Shri Krishna. She believed in him completely as her saviour and God and worshipped him with all conviction. She took care of him always and saw to that whenever he visited Indraprasth he was totally comfortable and relaxed. Once Shri Krishna along with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama comes visiting the Pandavas where they are welcomed with due honours by Yudhishtir and his brothers. Draupadi took care of all the needs of Shri Krishna herself and saw to it that he did not have discomfort.

Once after having a sumptuous meal, Shri Krishna takes an apple in his hand and slowly starts cutting it while talking to all. Suddenly, he cuts his finger accidentally and wounds his finger. Seeing that Rukmini and Satyabhama rush to get medicine for it. But Draupadi who was standing near him immediately rips apart the corner of her saree and wraps it around his wound. Shri Krishna fondly looks at her and tells her that this action of her has left a debt on him and he would repay it when the time comes.

Days pass by and destiny changes. The Pandavas are invited for the game of dice by the Kauravas and they lose their kingdom, riches and themselves to the deceit of Shakuni and Duryodhana. With arrogance and ego reaching a pinnacle, Draupadi is bought into the court dragged by Dusshashan who starts pulling her drapes. All watch the sight helpless in spite of Draupadi’s requests and pleas. Understanding that Shri Krishna is the only one who can save her, she prays to him and the compassionate one immediately responds. He sends her innumerable drapes which cover her body and all the efforts of the Kauravas to insult her go in vain. Draupadi is saved, so is the respect of womanhood.


Bhagwan Shri Krishna not only saves the honour of a woman, but in this way he also repays his debt of his dear sister who offered him a small piece of her saree to cure his wound. Shri Krishna who knew what would happen in the future also knew his roleplay in safeguarding his sister. Thus by giving her countless drapes of sarees in return for a small piece of cloth, he repaid his debt to his sister. By his divine Lila of coming to the rescue when called for, he also sent a message to the evil doers that he would never let his devotees suffer in silence and he would protect them in all adversities, come what may.