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1 According to Purāṇic mythology, the wife of Himavat, and the mother of, inter alia, the goddesses Gaṅgā and Umā (Pārvatī).

2 An apsaras who gives birth to Śakuntalā after seducing the ṛṣi Viśvāmitra; she subsequently abandons her daughter.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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