KIRAN ATMA: Ambalika
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Is Ambalika?

Ambalika is the daughter of the ruler of Kashi and one of King Vichitravirya's brides in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. 

  • When Vichitravirya dies without children, his mother, Satyavati, asks her oldest son, Vyasa, to sleep with Ambalika and her sister Ambika in the hopes of having children and continuing the family line. 
  • Vyasa is said to be extremely ugly, and when he arrives in a woman's bed, she responds instinctively. 
  • Ambika hides her eyes, causing her son Dhrtarashtra to be born blind, while Ambalika becomes pale, leading her son Pandu to be born with an abnormally pale skin.

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