An array of eligible esteemed warriors have assembled for the wedding.
Some of them are young and some are old. Virata of Matsya are there with his two sons, Sankha and Uttara. Bhagiratha, Chitrangada, Akrura, and Satyaki, all well known barons and kings of kingdoms far and near are there. A whole battalion of Kaurava princes, including Duryodhana and Karna are there also to win Draupadi.

Pandavas, disguised as innocuous Brahmins, sat in the audience, hoping that they would get a chance.