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Ambalika was the daughter of King of Kashi and the wife of Vichitravirya, King of Hastinapur. There are multiple meanings of Kashi: Benares (a. ... In Hindu mythology, Queen Satyavati bore King Santanu two sons, Chitrangada and Vichitravirya. ... In the epic Mahabharata, Hastinapura is the capital of the Kauravas, the desendents of Kuru, which include the Pandavas In the present world Hastinapura is a small town called Hastinapur, 37km from Meerut and 120km from Delhi. ...


Along with her sisters Amba and Ambika, she was taken by force by Bhishma from their Swayamvara. (Bhishma challenged the assembled kings and princes and defeated them.) He presented them to Satyavati for marriage to Vichitravirya. Amba was the eldest daughter of King of Kashi. ... Ambika was the daughter of King of Kashi and wife of Vichitravirya, King of Hastinapur. ... Bhishma born as Devavrata, son of Shantanu and the holy River Ganga, is the most respected and perhaps the most fabulous character in the epic Mahabharata after Lord Krishna. ... Swayamvara, in ancient India, was a practice of choosing a life partner, among a list of suitors by a girl of marriageable age. ... Satyavati is the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes, principal characters of the Mahabharata, one of the principal texts in Hindu mythology. ...


After Vichitravirya's death, his mother Satyavati sent for her first born, Rishi Veda Vyasa. According to his mother's wishes, he visited both the wives of Vichitravirya to grant them a son. Ambalika was instructed by Satyavati to keep her eyes open lest she would bear a blind son like Ambika (Dhritarashtra). She did keep her eyes open but she became pale after seeing the formidable form of the Sage. Hence her son, Pandu the father of the Pandavas, was born pale. In Hinduism, a Rishi () is a sage and/or seer who heard (cf. ... Veda Vyasa(Contemporary painting) Vyasa (Vyāsa in IAST transliteration) is an important and much revered figure in the Hindu tradition and its literature. ... In Mahabharata Dhritarashtra was the son bore by Vichitraviryas first wife Ambika from Vyasa. ... In the Mahabharata epic, Pandu is the son of Vichitravirya and his second wife, Ambalika from Vyasa. ... In the Mahabharata, the Pandavas are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri. ...



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Ambalika Kumar called to say that she's facing harassment from her daughter-in-law, Ramani.
According to Ambalika and Praveen, this was Ramani's second marriage and they felt she continued to visit her first husband's house, which was not at all right by them.
Another complaint was that she was preventing Ambalika's relatives from entering the house.
Ambalika - The Wordbook Encyclopedia (232 words)
Ambalika (??????????) was the daughter of King of Kashi and the wife of Vichitravirya, King of Hastinapur.
Along with her sisters Amba and Ambika, she was taken by force by Bhishma from their Swayamvara.
Ambalika was instructed by Satyavati to keep her eyes open lest she would bear a blind son like Ambika (Dhritarashtra).
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