Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] A celestial
nymph sent by Indra to beguile the sage Kandu from his devotion and austerities.
She lived with him for some hundreds of years, which were but as a day
to the sage. When he awoke from his delusion he drove the nymph from
his presence. The child with which she was pregnant by him came forth
from her body in drops of perspiration, which she left upon the leaves
of the trees. These drops congealed and became eventually the lovely nymph
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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