Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Kalindi - Wife of Asita


Kalindi was the wife of Asita, a King of the Solar dynasty. Her husband fled to the Himalayas accompanied by his two wives after being defeated in battle. He died there, both his wives being pregnant at this time. Kalindi gave poison to her co-wife with the intention of inducing abortion, but the child Sagara was born safely, thanks to the grace of the sage Chyavana.

(Note: The verses [Rama:1.70.32-33] can also be interpreted to mean that Kalindi is the victim of poisoning and that Sagara is her son.)

Last Modified At: Wed Oct 20 01:15:59 2004