Srimad Bhagavatam 10.83.20-21 - Draupadi Svayamvar (download mp3)
by Prem Kishor Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
srutvaitat sarvato bhu-pa
ayayur mat-pituh puram
Hearing of this, thousands of kings expert in shooting arrows and in wielding other weapons converged from all directions on my father’s city, accompanied by their military teachers.
pitra sampujitah sarve
adaduh sa-saram capam
veddhum parsadi mad-dhiyah
My father properly honored each king according to his strength and seniority. Then those whose minds were fixed on me took up the bow and arrow and one by one tried to pierce the target in the midst of the assembly.
According to the acaryas, only those kings who were extremely intent on winning the hand of the princess even dared try to shoot the target.