Why did Draupadi have five husbands?

The great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, is full of riddles, puzzles and dilemmas. The epic poses several intriguing problems that make us wonder, who was right and who was wrong, who was good and who was bad…

But the one big question about the epic that baffles us no end is about Draupadi….

Why did she have five husbands?

Was Draupadi a victim of fraternal polyandry – a system where all the brothers in a family married the same woman to prevent land fragmentation?

Or was this Kunti’s idea to use Draupadi as the glue to keep her sons struck together?

Or, was poor Draupadi merely a pawn in the game fought by Pandavas and Kauravas for land?

Watch the video to know the answer to the trickiest riddle posed by the Mahabharata!