Saturday, August 31, 2019

Guide: Savitri

This is a guide to Savitri: The Perfect Wife (Volume 511). You can find it at Amazon.

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.511

Summary: The story of Princess Savitri (as told in the Mahabharata) is one of the most famous Indian legends. The story begins with Savitri's miraculous birth and then Savitri's journey to find a husband of her own choosing. She falls in love with the impoverished son of an exiled king, Satyavan, and marries him despite ill omens and her father's protests. Savitri goes to live with Satyavan in the forest and in the end she will have to confront Yama, the God of Death, face to face. You can read more about Savitri and other versions of her story at Wikipedia.

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