Chyavana

Hindu - A sage. Son of Bhrigu and Puloma. Husband of Sukanya. He was born as his mother ran to escape a demon, possibly the real husband of Puloma who had been seized by Bhrigu. As a result of ascetic practices he became very emaciated, but won the hand of the beautiful princess Sukanya who, when he grew old, tricked the Aswins into giving him renewed youth. Indra tried to kill the sage for this episode but Chyavana created Mada, a monster so large that it swallowed not only Indra but the mountain he had brought, under which he had proposed to bury the sage. To gain his release, Indra granted the Aswins immortality. Occasionally identified as Chyavana, Cyavana or Cyavana.

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