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In Indian mythological history, the love epic of Dushyanta and Shakuntala is very unique. In this story, the character of Dushyanta is depicted as the young brave and powerful King of Puru dynasty. The fame of his bravery was spread throughout EarthMoreIn Indian mythological history, the love epic of Dushyanta and Shakuntala is very unique. In this story, the character of Dushyanta is depicted as the young brave and powerful King of Puru dynasty. The fame of his bravery was spread throughout Earth to Heaven. Devraj Indra himself was his very good friend. Several times, he assisted Devraj Indra in his battle against the demons (Asuras).Once sage Vishwamitra was engaged in paying severe penance. The King of Heaven, Indra got scared of sage Vishwamitra’s penance. He sent the Heavenly damsel Meneka on Earth to seduce him from the path of penance.The extraordinarily beautiful Apsara Meneka succeeded in her mission. Vishwamitra was infatuated with her. The result of Indra’s conspiracy was the birth of Shakuntala. One day Vishwamitra felt that his power of meditation has been withered away. He felt being betrayed and walked away and never got back to Menka and his daughter. When Lord Indra felt the attainment of his motto in connection with Vishwamitra, he immediately ordered Menka to return to Heaven. So, she laid her baby on the bed of leaves and grasses and went back to Heaven. Destiny protected the baby by way of Shakunth birds. By the matter of chance, sage Kanva and his disciples were going to some other destination. On his way, Maharishi kanva saw a baby lying on the earth. After seeing the baby lying on the bed of leaves and grasses, the sage felt immense love and affection for the infant and brought her to his Aashram (Hermitage). He gave her the name ‘Shakuntala’ to express his gratefulness to the Shakunth birds. Shakuntala was brought up with utmost love and affection.Read on to discover the epic love story of Shakuntala and the great young King Dushyanta of Puru dynasty. Curses and trials attempt to keep them apart but their love triumphs in the end.