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Hinduism - Who Is Sumati And Sumitra In Hindu Mythology?

 

One of King Sagar's wives in Hindu legend.

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

Sumati selects the latter, and when her sixty thousand lovely sons go out to find their father's sacrifice horse, they are consumed by the sage Kapila's wrath.

Despite the fact that these boys die without trouble, they have a significant impact on the planet because Keshini's descendants bring the Ganges to earth to provide peace to their spirits.

Sumitra is one of King Dasharatha's three wives and the mother of Rama's half-brothers, the twins Lakshmana and Shatrughna, in the Ramayana, the earlier of the two major Indian epics.

Her sons are essential characters in the epic because of their dedication and service to Rama, while Sumitra is only relevant because she bears them.


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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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