Hindu - A moon-goddess. Daughter of Vishvamitra and Menaka. Wife of King Dushyanta. Mother of the Bharatas. She was abandoned by her parents and was reared by the hermit Kanwa. She and her husband separated but, when their son, Bharata, was born, she set out to find his father. The ring by which she would be recognised was lost when she was bathing but was recovered from the belly of a fish and she was then reunited with the king. In some accounts, referred to as Shakuntala, Sakuntala or Sakuntala.

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