~ 95. The Pandavas Stop Jayadratha ~


The rishis heard Draupadi screaming, and they ran to find the Pandavas.
Arjuna quickly caught up with Jayadratha and used fire-arrows to incinerate his chariot wheels. Bhima then jumped on Jayadratha and began pummeling him with his mighty fists, while the twins kicked him from left and right.
"Stop!" Yudhishthira shouted. "Don't kill him. He is married to the only sister in our family."
"Then I'll humiliate him for everyone to see," said Bhima, and he pulled out all of Jayadratha's hair, leaving just five tufts sticking out, one for each of the Pandavas to whom Jayadratha owed his life.


Inspired by: Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharataby Devdutt Pattanaik.
Notes: This story is on p. 164.

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