Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Sukanya - The Wife of Chyavana


Sukanya was a princess. She once mistakenly blinded the sage Chyavana, and to make amends for her mistake married him. He was much older than her, yet they were very happy together. The Ashwini twins were smitten by her beauty so they came up with a plan to trick her. They offered to restore her husband's sight and youth. As she did not have any suspicions of thier motive, she accepted.

However, her husband had been turned into an exact clone of the Ashwinis. They challenged her to pick out her husband, thinking that there was a greater chance that she would pick one of them. Sukanya was able to pick out her husband correctly, by the peaceful expression in his eyes. This story is told in greater detail here.

Last Modified At: Fri Aug 27 19:49:05 2004