Mandalpana

Hindu - A sage. In the Mahabharata, he was said to be debarred from heaven until he had produced a son. After much consideration, he changed himself into a bird, Sarangika, and mated with a huge female bird, a Jarita. She bore four sons, after which Mandalpana was able to go to the land of the dead. In some accounts, identified as Mandalpana, Mandalpala, Mandalpala, Mandapala, Mandapala, Manda(l)pala or Manda(l)pala.

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