Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Jaratkaru - A Rishi


He was a sage. He married the sister of the serpent Vasuki. The lady was also named Jaratkaru. They had a son named Astika. His body was originally huge, but he had reduced it to almost nothing by means of severe penances, and that is how he got his name (Jara=Waste, Karu=Huge). His wife Jaratkaru was also named so for a similar reason [Maha:1.40].

Last Modified At: Thu Oct 21 21:03:49 2004