Spirituality and Mythology

Uloopi married Arjuna by choice, knowing that the communion wasn’t going to last more than a day

Uloopi knew she would not have much of Arjuna's time and attention, but she chose to marry him and raise his son anyway, making her well ahead of her time
arjuna and uloopi

Not just one of Arjuna’s wives

Characters from mythology, since time immemorial, have captured human imagination and form a very strong basis of our perception of social relationships and roles. That’s the major reason that characters like Arjuna, Draupadi, Sita and many more from our mythology resurface every now and then in literary discourse, newspaper articles, theatre and cinematic expressions.

The story of Arjuna and Uloopi fascinates me. Of all the Pandavas, Arjuna was the most handsome and an acclaimed archer, making him the most sought after. He won Draupadi in the archery competition set by King Drupad. But the strange utterance by Kunti made Draupadi the wife of five husbands.

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    1. Mythology has many interesting revelations where one story emerges out of another creating a never ending series of tales. Glad you liked the story. There will be more from mythology in upcoming days.

    2. Uloopi was ruled by the matters of heart not logical reasons. She chose communion of a day willingly but the fulfillment made her last life long . She never held any grievances or expectations. Not an easy thing to do.

  1. This was quite a read and somehow I was not aware of this fact. Other pieces from you are not in mythology section. Please indicate where I can get more things from you.

  2. Appreciate your read and the impression you have left. There is no dearth of strong female protagonists in Indian mythology of which some are known and some are lesser known. I have deep respect for each one of them.

  3. Mythology reads have always been the favorite for me to read but Bonobology have made it even more interesting. Loving the articles done by it.

  4. Old or new times, modern or pre-modern times, people of all sorts have existed; women of ultimate courage have existed. Uloopi is one among such strong astound female figures! Glad to have read through such an article going back in time.

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