Draupadi is a famous female character from the great Hindu Epic, Mahabharata.
She emerged (was born) from the flames when her father King Drupada performed a fire-sacrifice (yagna).
By a quirk of fate and miscommunication, Draupadi was simultaneously married off to five Pandavas and had to devote herself equally among them.
However, she had a boon to revive her virginity by walking through fire, after each year spent with one particular husband.
Draupadi was extremely beautiful and intelligent, but at the same time her outrageous behavior led her to insult Duryodhana, the Kaurava prince.
As a consequence, she was lost by her husbands in a treacherous game of dice to the Kauravas and was subjected to humiliation in front of the entire court of Hastinapur.
Draupadi was forced to disrobe completely until Lord Krishna came to her help.
She was viewed upon with impiety due to her marriage to five men, and often lusted as an object of desire.
Among her husbands, she loved Arjuna the most. But Draupadi's feelings were not adequately reciprocated since he was in polygamous marriages with three other women.
This painting depicts the various shades of her character symbolizing her as an fiery woman of substance.