shakuntala (menaka putri)

shakuntala-raaja ravi varma ki kalaakruti

shakuntala ki katha mahaabhaarat ke aadiprv mein milti hai.[1] shakuntala rishi vishvaamitr tatha svarg ki apsara, menaka, ki putri thi. menaka ne use janmate hi tyaag diya tha. kanv rishi ne use pada hue paaya aur putri ke roop mein usaka laalan-paalan kiya. ek din raaja dushyant shikaar karte hue van mein saathiyon se bichhd gaye. vahaaain bhatakate samay unhonne shakuntala ko dekha. mohit hokar usase vivaah kiya aur yeh vachan dekar laut gaye ki rajdhani mein pahuainch kar use bulava leinge. baad mein jab garbhavati shakuntala dushyant ke darbaar mein gayi, to raaja ne use angeekaar naheen kiya. kyonki durvaasa muni ke shaap ke kaaran raaja dushyant ki di hui aaingoothi kho jaane se dushyant shakuntala ko bhool gaya tha. shakuntala niraash hokar raajamahal ke baahar nikli us samay usaki maaain menaka use utha le gayi aur kashyap rishi ke aashray mein unke aashram mein rakha jahaaain shakuntala ne ek putr ko janm diya. kuchh dinon ke baad ek machhuaara machhali ke pet se mili aaingoothi raaja ko bheint karne aaya, jisko dekhte hi dushyant ko shakuntala ki yaad I. iske baad dushyant ne shakuntala ka dhooaindhana shuroo kiya aur putr sahit use sammaanapoorvak raajamahal le aae. iske baad shakuntala aur dushyant sukha—aapoorvak jeevan bitaane lage.

kaha jaata hai ki unke putr bharat ke hi naam par hamaara desh Bhaarat kahalaaya. bharat ke vansh mein hi paandav aur kauravon ne janm liya tatha unke hi beech mahaabhaarat naamak vishvavikhyaat sangraam hua.[2]

sandarbh

  1. "mahaabhaarat aadiprv" (peeechapi). agudaplesafauraol.com. http://agoodplace4all.com/mahabharat/mb1.php. abhigman tithi: 2008.
  2. "shakuntala" (peeechapi). bhaarateeya saahitya sangrah. http://pustak.org/bs/home.php?bookid=2982. abhigman tithi: 2008.