Princess Draupadi prayed to Lord Shiva to send her a husband. And she prayed not once, but five times. So he sent her five husbands at the same time. This story from the ancient Indian epic "Mahabharata" is probably the first written mention of polyandry – a form of marriage when a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time. 28 centuries after the "Mahabharata", this form of marriage is still practiced in the Himalayan villages of Tibet, India and Nepal.