kuntī कुन्ती

Definition: कुन्ती Name of पृथा, daughter of a Yādava named शूर, adopted by कुन्तिभोज [She was the first wife of Pāṇḍu. As he was prevented by a curse from having progeny, he allowed his wife to make use of a charm she had acquired from the sage Durvāsas, by means of which she was to have a son by any god she liked to invoke. She invoked Dharma, Vāyu and Indra, and had from them Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīma and Arjuna respectively. She was also mother of Karṇa by the deity Sun whom she invoked in her virginhood to test her charm.] -2 A fragrant resin. -3 The wife of a Brāhmaṇa.

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