Mawaram: MAHABHARATA: How can I prove to my Hindu brothers that Draupadi did not have five husbands?

Swami Ram Swarup: In this connection, I paste my article which clarifies that king Yudhishthir who used to do daily Yajyen and was a great man of that time with all pious qualities was not able to go against the eternal qualities of Vedas that debar woman to be wife of five brothers, which is heinous crime. So, tell everybody that authentic Mahabharata book written by Vyas Muni contains ten thousand shlokas whereas nowadays book contains one lakh, twenty thousand shlokas i.e., with one lakh, ten thousand false shlokas. So, in the ten thousand authentic shlokas Vyas Muni has clarified the truth which is mentioned in my article.

According to 10,000 true shlokas, when Arjun won the Swayamvar by piercing arrow into the eye of target, then the King Drupad proposed marriage of his daughter Draupadi with Arjun. Immediately, Yudhishthir interrupted and said to Drupad that he is elder brother of Arjun. Then the king married his daughter Draupadi to Yudhishthir, because there is a law to perform marriage of elder first. Rest of the four brothers were married separately with their separate four wives. So every brother had one son from their own wives. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So we all must listen to the knowledge from a learned of Vedas, shastras and other holy books as stated in Yajurveda Mantra 40/10 too.

Y K: Dear Swami ji, I just want to know the shubh muhurat for my 2.5 years old son’s Churakaram Sanskar during the period from 24th May, 2010 to 11th June 2010.
Swami Ram Swarup: Every day, night, hours, minutes and seconds are shubh/auspicious because it is created by God Himself. So, in Vedas, it is clearly stated that we may do any pious deed on the day and time which suits us.

N: Pranam swamiji. may i know some starting steps to start nitya homa. Currently I take achmanam three times recite nyasa as described in Arya Samaj book and offer gayatri manta ahuti 24 times and last purnahuti. I do it it copper round bowl sometimes. Is this method ok or can work? I’m waiting for your guidance. Pranam.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. In this connection, first of all, I would advise you to read my book- Yajyen karma sarvashresth pooja (in Hindi) worth Rs. 65/- containing explanation of each sandhya mantra including Gayatri mantra and process of doing havan. Secondly, I would advise you to see Video Cd wherein the procedure to perform the havan has been explained. I hope that books and Cds will give you immense knowledge with your satisfaction. Yet, if you have any query, it can be sent forward.

N: Pranam swamiji. Goddess Saraswati is praised in Rigved mandal 61 then worshipping her is OK with those sutras in Ved? Waiting for your guidance. Pranam
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. No, please. There is no Goddess saraswati in Vedas. Vedas tell only to worship one formless, omnipresent, omniscient, Almighty God who creates, nurses and destroys the universe. As regards saraswati Goddess, the Vedas meaning of saraswati is Ved vanni. Secondly, Rigveda contains only ten mandals, please.