In Saaralaa Mahaabhaarata Satyavati entered the Santanu story when, apprehensive that his wife Ganga would harm his children, he left in her care his sons Chitravirya (Chitrangada of the classical text) and Vichitravirya, not born of a woman’s womb. Chitrangada was a good warrior and he learnt the art of administering the kingdom and diplomacy from his brother. In this pact Bhishma had to renounce any claim he had to the throne so as to ensure that Satyavati's child would inherit the throne and kingdom. Bhishma raised Chitrangada to be the king after his father. Parashara was known as the "limping sage". In the Mahabharata epic, Satyavati was the great grandmother of Dhristarashtra (father of the Kauravas) and Pandu (father of the Pandavas). Satyavati (Sanskrit: सत्यवती, IAST: Satyavatī; also spelled Satyawati) was the queen of the Kuru king, Shantanu of Hastinapur and the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes (principal characters of the Hindu epic Mahabharata).She is also the mother of the seer Vyasa, author of the epic.Her story appears in the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa and the Devi Bhagavata Purana. And Satyavati told him of her wish. Debbobroto requested to Satyavati to marry with his father but Satyavati didn't agree. Although both these sons died childless, she arranged for her first son Vyasa to father the children of … Santanu asked for a destination near to Satyavati's home and the journey started. Since she was born inside a fish, she had an odor of fish about her. One day Shantanu, the Kuru king of Hastinapur, came to the forest on a hunting trip and was mesmerized by the musk-fragrance emanating from Satyavati. She asked the King where he wanted to go. Leaving Satyavati in the care of Vyasa, Parashara proceeded to perform Tapas (intense meditation). Marriage with Shantanu. Under Satyavati's request, Bhishma even crowned him as the crown prince when Shantanu was alive. She was thereafter known as Satyavati (pure fragrance). Not many know of Satyavati’s lineage. Satyavati is the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes, principal characters of the Mahabharata, one of the principal texts in Hindu mythology. Upon seeing her, Shantanu fell in love with her and desired to marry her. Upon asking for his consent, her father agreed to the marriage on condition that Satyavati's son would inherit the throne of Hastinapura. (The story of her birth is told in more detail here.) Adrika,… She played a crucial role that led to the Kurushestra War. Satyavati was doing the job. In return she never withheld her love, support, or respect from him. Following the wishes of queen Satyavati, Bhishma had placed Chitrangada on the throne of the kingdom of the Kurus after Shantanu's departure. An aged Satyavati with her first born Vyasa With no heir to the throne, Satyavati asked Bhishma to marry the widows of Vichitravirya (following the practice of niyoga in its narrower sense, as a levirate marriage) and rule as king. Bhishma refused, reminding Satyavati of the promise he made to her father and his vow of bachelorhood. Satyavati was an adopted daughter of the chief of the fishermen of her village. Later Vyasa also became a Rishi and Satyavati returned to her father's house, and in due course, married Śantanu. Then Debbobroto took a hard oath for his father's happy life ' he never claim the rights of Hastinapur throne and lead life a servant of the Hastinapur , and avoiding home fight he never married '. This fish was caught by the chief of fishermen, who adopted her as his own daughter, as he had no children. In order to do that, however, Satyavati's father made a pact with Bhishma. After this, Satyavati returned home to help her father. But the maharishis knew that she was born to King Uparichara-Vasu and Adrika, an apsara nymph. Santanu was dumb-founded by Satyavati's unexplainable beauty. Bhishma was the one to bring Satyavati and Santanu together. She assisted her father by running a … Satyavati was born inside a fish. Shantanu (father) Satyavati (mother) Vichitravirya (brother) Bhishma (sub-brother) Spouse: unmarried: His life as a warrior. Allured by her sweet scent, Shantanu reached Satyavati's house and, seeing her, fell in love at first sight. When Satyavati’s father heard about all this, he gave her in marriage to the sage. She informs him that the boatman, he father, being unwell, could not come, so she, his daughter, her name was Satyavati. When Shantanu was alive allured by her sweet scent, Shantanu reached Satyavati 's son would inherit throne. 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