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kuntI

Kunti has a brother Vasudeva Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary 1 kunti {ayas} m. pl.N. of a people ({is}) m. a prince of that people (also called Kunti-bhoja) N. of a son of Dharma-netra of a son of Netra and grandson of Dharma of a son of Kratha of a son of Vidarbha and father of Dhrishta of a son of Suparsva and grandson of Sampati and great-grandson of Garuda of a son of Krishna . 2 kuntI f. N. of Prithi (daughter of a Yadava prince named Sura [or Vasu Hariv. 5255] , who gave her to his childless cousin Kunti or Kuntibhoja , by whom she was adopted ; she afterwards became one of the wives of Pandu ; on one occasion before her marriage she paid such respect to the powerful sage Durvasas that he taught her an incantation or charm , by virtue of which she was to have a child by any god she liked to invoke ; out of curiosity she invoked the Sun , by whom she had a child cf. {karNa} ; but the Sun afterwards restored to her her maidenhood: soon after his marriage Pandu retired to the woods to indulge his passion for hunting ; there he killed a male and female deer , who turned out to be a Rishi and his wife in the form of these animals ; the sage cursed Pandu and predicted that he would die in the embrace of one of his wives [291,2] ; hence Pandu lived apart from Kunti , but with his approval she made use of her charm and had three sons , Yudhishthira , Bhima , and Arjuna , by the three deities Dharma , Vayu , and Indra respectively ; cf. {mAdrI}) N. of a Rakshasi of a river VP. the wife of a Brahman the plant Boswellia thurifera a fragrant resin (= {guggulu}) Kunti + Dharma Vayu Indra = Yudhishthira Bhima Arjuna
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