KIRAN ATMA: Ambika
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Is Ambika (2) ?



Ambika is the daughter of the ruler of Kashi and the wife of King Vichitravirya in one of the major Hindu epics, the Mahabharata. 


  • When Vichitravirya dies without children, his mother, Satyavati, instructs her eldest son, Vyasa, to have sex with Ambika and her sister Ambalika in the hopes of having a child 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 closes her eyes, blinding her son Dhrtarashtra, while Ambalika becomes pale, giving her son Pandu an abnormally pale skin.


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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Is Ambika?



Ambika is the Goddess's epithet, which means "mother." 


  • It is often used to allude to Shiva's wife Parvati, but it is also the name of a strong female goddess in the Devimahatmya, the oldest book in which a female divinity is portrayed as the universe's Ultimate Reality.


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