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Hinduism - Who Is Keshini In Hindu Mythology?


Keshini is one of King Sagar's wives in Hindu legend.

Keshini and her co-wife Sumati are given a choice in the amount of children they will have, one will bear a single son through whom the lineage will continue, and the other will bear sixty thousand boys who will die before they have any progeny, thanks to a sage's blessing.

Keshini selects the former, and King Sagar's dynasty is continued via her son Asamanjasa.

Her family are especially significant since her great-great grandson is the sage Bhagirath, who is responsible for bringing the Ganges from heaven to earth.

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