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Read about Sati at Wikipedia. You can also read about the practice of "Sati" (Suttee) at Kamat's Potpourri.

SATI. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

A daughter of Daksha and wife of Rudra, i.e., Siva. The Vishnu Purana states that she "abandoned her body in consequence of the anger of Daksha. She then became the daughter of Himavat and Mena; and the divine Bhava again married Uma, who was identical with his (Siva's) former spouse."

The authorities generally agree that she died or killed herself in consequence of the quarrel between her husband and father; and the Kasi Khanda, a modern work, represents that she entered the fire and became a Sati.

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