Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] A Brahman
of the race of Angiras, who married Bhadra, daughter of Soma, a woman
of great beauty. The god Varuna, who had formerly been enamoured of her,
carried her off from Utathya's hermitage, and would not give her up to
Narada, who was sent to bring her back. Utathya, greatly enraged, drank up all
the sea, still Varuna would not let her god. At the desire of Utathya, the lake
of Varuna was then dried up and the ocean swept away. The saint then addressed
himself to the countries and to the river: -- "Saraswati, disappear into the
deserts, and let this land, deserted by thee, become impure." "After the country
had become dried up, Varuna submitted himself to Utathya and brought back Bhadra.
The sage was pleased to get back his wife, and released both the world and Varuna
from their sufferings."
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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