Hindu - Wife of Vichitravirya. Mother of Pandu by Vyasa. Her husband died before fathering any children so his half-brother, Bhisma, was prepared to do his duty to the widow in this respect. The hermit Vyasa anticipated him and Pandu, Ambalika's son, was born with very pale features because, it is said, Ambalika went white with shock when she realised who was in her bed. Also commonly known as Ambalika, Javanese Ambahini or Javanese Ambahini.

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