Hindu - Son of a Brahmin. Harischandra had promised to sacrifice his son to Varuna but delayed it by various ploys. When the boy came of age, he hid in the forest to escape death and eventually persuaded a Brahmin to sacrifice his son, Sunahsepa, in his place in exchange for several herds of cattle. The young victim prayed to the gods and his bonds fell away. He became a pupil of Vishvamitra and later became a great sage. In some lore, occasionally identified as Sunah-sepa.

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