Tongues began to wag about how un-Brahmin like, were Arjuna and Bhima at Draupadi‘s bridegroom choice. Later, Krishna, along with his step-brother Balarama, visits the Pandavas at the potter’s place where they were staying. He correctly identifies each one of the Pandavas and seeks their friendship.

Spies sent by Dhrishtadyumna also visits the Pandavas and reports back the true identity of the Pandavas to the Panchala king, who has been getting to worry that his daughter is married to an alms begging Brahmin.