Who is Satyavati to Bhishma?

Satyavati, as we all know, is one of the wives of Shantanu, the king of Hastinapura, and the step – mother of Bhishma (Devavrata), who takes the vow of lifelong celibacy for making Satyavati marry his father, Shantanu. But there is much more about her life which has often been overlooked.

Who is Shantanu and Satyavati?

Satyavati was the daughter of Vasu, king of Chedi. She was raised a commoner, adopted daughter of a fisherman. She was the second wife of the Kuru king Shantanu. She was the mother of Vyasa the sage from a previous relationship but, with Shantanu, had two sons; Vichitravirya and Chitrangada.

Who played the role of Satyavati in Mahabharata?

Debashree Roy – Satyavati Bengali star Debashree Roy started her career in 1978 and, after a brief struggle, shot to acclaim with a role in Aparna Sen’s 36 Chowringhee Lane.

Who was Satyavati in her previous birth?

He was Devavrata, commonly known as Bhishma in the epic tale. Satyavati and Shantanu had two sons, Chitrangada and Vichitraveerya.

How long did Satyavati live?

25–30 (let’s assume 30) years later, they grow up and Pandu ascends the throne, and knowing that he expanded the Kuru empire a lot and became a Chakravarthy, it would taken at least 2–3 years for that. So now, Satyavati is around 80 years old.

How was vedvyas born to Satyavati?

Prior to Vyasa’s birth, Parashara had performed a severe penance to Lord Shiva. Shiva granted a boon that Parashara’s son would be a Brahmarshi equal to Vashistha and would be famous for his knowledge. Parashara begot Vyasa with Satyavati. She conceived and immediately gave birth to Vyasa.

Who are the children of Satyavati?


Who was the son of Satyavati?


At what age Satyavati died in Mahabharata?

Then her grand son Pandu aged mid 20’s (say 25 years) went to forest and died after 5 sons with eldest around 10 years age. add 35 years more making her 85 approximately by logic. She went to forest and dies after that. So 25+ 25+ 25+10+ 5 = 90 years old logically when she died.

What happened to Satyavati after Mahabharata?

After pandu`s death, satyavati left for the vaanprast with her daughter in laws ambika and ambalika. They spend their rest of the life in forest and died there and attained heaven.

Who is the mother of Vidura?


Weapon Sword
Family Parents see Niyoga Vedavyasa (Biological Father) Parishrami (Mother) Step-Brothers Dhritarashtra (from Ambika) Pandu (from Ambalika)
Spouse Sulabha (Originally unnamed, but revealled in later retelling)
Children Anasava and Anuketu (sons) Ambavati (daughter)

What happened to Satyavati in Mahabharata?

At Vyasa’s suggestion, Satyavati left for the forest to do penance with her daughters-in-law Ambika and Ambalika. In the forest, she died and attained heaven. Within some days, her daughters-in-law too died.