Draupati Amman

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Draupati Amman is a deification of the character from the Hindu epic Mahabharatha, namely Draupadi, primarily amongst the Telugu and Tamil people of India, Sri Lanka and other countries. Draupati was the wife of the five Pandava brothers in the Mahābhārata epic.

There are number of temples dedicated to Draupati Amman in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Singapore and Sri Lanka. The Draupati Amman cult (or Draupati cult) is a tradition that binds together a community of people in worshipping Draupati Amman as a village goddess with unique rituals and mythologies. Fire walking or theemithi is a popular ritual enacted at Draupati Amman temples.

See also

  • Udappu - A village in Sri Lanka known for its Draupati Amman temple and fire walking ceremony.


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References



  • Pattanaik, Devadutt (2009). 7 Secrets from Hindu Calendar Art. Westland, Mumbai. ISBN 978-81-89975-67-8.






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