Not till everyone has been served and Draupadi herself has taken her share
will the vessel become empty for the day."
Accordingly, the brahmanas and other guests would be served first.
Afterwards the Pandava brothers would take their meals. Finally, Draupadi would have her
When Durvasa reached the place, all of them, including Draupadi, had
eaten their meals and so the vessel was empty and denuded of its power for the day.
Draupadi was greatly troubled andperfectly at a loss to find food when
the sage and his disciples should return after their ablutions. In the kitchen, she prayed
earnestly to Sri Krishna to come to her aid in this hopeless predicament and deliver her
from the wrath of the sage.
At once Sri Krishna appeared before her. "I am very hungry,"
he said, "bring without delay something to eat and we shall speak of other things
Here was a pretty pass. It looked as though the ally from whom she
hoped for relief had gone over to the foe! She cried out in great confusion: "Alas!
Why do you try me thus, O Krishna? The power of the vessel given by the Sun is exhausted
for the day. And the sage Durvasa has come.