Girika

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Wife of Uparicaravasu. This gem of a lady was the daughter of the river Suktimati. There is a story behind her marrying Uparicara.

 

Suktimati was a river flowing through the capital city of the kingdom of Uparicara. Once the mountain Kolahala driven by amorous desires subdued Suktimati. The next morning on finding no river in its place the people were surprised. The news reached the ears of the King. He became furious and rushing to the mountain gave it a hard kick. It created a hole in the mountain and the river flowed through it. But by that time Kolahala had got a son and a daughter of Suktimati. Greatly pleased at the King for setting her free from Kolahala, Suktimati gave her children to the King. The King brought up the son and made him the chief of his army. The girl was brought up and named Girika and when she was of marriagable age the King married her. When once #Girika was having her monthly period the King was forced to go to the forests for hunting. While in the forests he saw the animals having sexual acts and as he thought of Girika at home he had emission. He never wanted to waste the seminal fluid. He wrapped it in a leaf and sent it to his wife through a kite. Another kite thinking it to be something to eat attacked the packet and it fell into a river down below. A fish swallowed it and later when a fisherman caught it and opened its belly a boy and a girl came out of it. The girl was Satyavati mother of Vyasa.

(10th Skandha, Devi Bhagavata) .

 

 

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