YUVANASVA – A king who got pregnant

Yuvanasva was a king who had a hundred wives but no children. In the Vishnu and Bhagavata Puranas Yuvanasva went into the forest to seek help from asce­tics. Yuvanasva found a group of brahmins who promised him sons if he did a special ritual sacrifice, the Indradaivata yaga. It involved collecting energy from their mantras in a jug of water as the rituals were performed each day. One day Yuvanasva was thirsty and made the mistake of drinking from the jug of water that was storing the mantras to bring … Continue reading