Duryodhanas pride would not come down. "What if the saree has become
endless?" he said, and patting his thighs, again taunted, "You are a servant in
Insult after insult! Draupadis wrath raised its hood with a hiss and cried for
revenge. She cursed him in anger: You will die with a broken thigh." She shouted at
Dusshasana: "Only after you get punished for this sin, I will tie up my hair. Not
The court trembled at her terrible oath. The earth shook. Comets filled the sky. There
were ill omens on all sides.
Bheema, who had the strength of a hundred elephants, had so far kept quiet because of
his elder brother. Now his rage knew no bounds. And he thundered "I will beat
this sinner Duryodhanas thighs into pulp. And I vow to tear open Dusshasanas
breast and drink his blood."
Bheeshma and Drona cautioned Dhritarashtra "Why do you keep quiet even
after listening to the wickedness of your sons? You have heard the curse of the pained
heart of the very virtuous woman, Draupadi. It might mean the end of your line."
Dhritarashtra was also afraid. He said to Draupadi, "You should not have been
shamed thus. You are indeed a good and righteous woman. Ask of me any boon."
Draupadi asked for the liberation of her husbands. Dhritarashtra returned their kingdom
also and tried to console them.