Temples of Mahānirvaṇi Akhāḍā
Pracheen Mandir Chandra Koop Temple
The famous Pracheen Mandir Chandra Koop temple. In this place, the Pandava King Dharmaraja Yudhishtira structured a Vijaya Stambh (A column marking victory) after winning the Mahabharata war. The prelude to this victory: the Pandavas lost their kingdom to the Kauravas through a historic treacherous gambling episode with them. Winning over even Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas, as part of the gambling, Dushasana of the Kaurava clan grabbed Draupadi by her hair and dragged her forcefully to the royal court where he tried to disrobe her in front of everyone. Saved by Lord Krishna, and owing to this extreme humiliation, Draupadi vowed not to tie her loose hair till she washes her hair locks with Dushasana’s very blood.
It was at this koop also called Draupadi koop (Draupadi well) where she washed her hair with his blood after Bhima killed him in the war. Here Draupadi completed her vow.
Draupadi Koop where Draupadi washed her hair with the very blood of Dusshasana.