Shantanu (father) Satyavati (mother) Vichitravirya (brother) Bhishma (sub-brother) Spouse: unmarried: His life as a warrior. Bhishma raised Chitrangada to be the king after his father. Satyavati was an adopted daughter of the chief of the fishermen of her village. Upon seeing her, Shantanu fell in love with her and desired to marry her. Leaving Satyavati in the care of Vyasa, Parashara proceeded to perform Tapas (intense meditation). Satyavati was doing the job. She asked the King where he wanted to go. This fish was caught by the chief of fishermen, who adopted her as his own daughter, as he had no children. One day Shantanu, the Kuru king of Hastinapur, came to the forest on a hunting trip and was mesmerized by the musk-fragrance emanating from Satyavati. In Saaralaa Mahaabhaarata Satyavati entered the Santanu story when, apprehensive that his wife Ganga would harm his children, he left in her care his sons Chitravirya (Chitrangada of the classical text) and Vichitravirya, not born of a woman’s womb. Following the wishes of queen Satyavati, Bhishma had placed Chitrangada on the throne of the kingdom of the Kurus after Shantanu's departure. Then Debbobroto took a hard oath for his father's happy life ' he never claim the rights of Hastinapur throne and lead life a servant of the Hastinapur , and avoiding home fight he never married '. In order to do that, however, Satyavati's father made a pact with Bhishma. But the maharishis knew that she was born to King Uparichara-Vasu and Adrika, an apsara nymph. After this, Satyavati returned home to help her father. Not many know of Satyavati’s lineage. She informs him that the boatman, he father, being unwell, could not come, so she, his daughter, her name was Satyavati. In return she never withheld her love, support, or respect from him. Santanu asked for a destination near to Satyavati's home and the journey started. Satyavati is the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes, principal characters of the Mahabharata, one of the principal texts in Hindu mythology. Since she was born inside a fish, she had an odor of fish about her. Chitrangada was a good warrior and he learnt the art of administering the kingdom and diplomacy from his brother. Parashara was known as the "limping sage". An aged Satyavati with her first born Vyasa With no heir to the throne, Satyavati asked Bhishma to marry the widows of Vichitravirya (following the practice of niyoga in its narrower sense, as a levirate marriage) and rule as king. Satyavati (Sanskrit: सत्यवती, IAST: Satyavatī; also spelled Satyawati) was the queen of the Kuru king, Shantanu of Hastinapur and the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes (principal characters of the Hindu epic Mahabharata).She is also the mother of the seer Vyasa, author of the epic.Her story appears in the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa and the Devi Bhagavata Purana. She played a crucial role that led to the Kurushestra War. Marriage with Shantanu. Satyavati was born inside a fish. She was thereafter known as Satyavati (pure fragrance). Santanu was dumb-founded by Satyavati's unexplainable beauty. In this pact Bhishma had to renounce any claim he had to the throne so as to ensure that Satyavati's child would inherit the throne and kingdom. Although both these sons died childless, she arranged for her first son Vyasa to father the children of … (The story of her birth is told in more detail here.) Debbobroto requested to Satyavati to marry with his father but Satyavati didn't agree. Upon asking for his consent, her father agreed to the marriage on condition that Satyavati's son would inherit the throne of Hastinapura. Later Vyasa also became a Rishi and Satyavati returned to her father's house, and in due course, married Śantanu. Bhishma refused, reminding Satyavati of the promise he made to her father and his vow of bachelorhood. In the Mahabharata epic, Satyavati was the great grandmother of Dhristarashtra (father of the Kauravas) and Pandu (father of the Pandavas). And Satyavati told him of her wish. Bhishma was the one to bring Satyavati and Santanu together. Allured by her sweet scent, Shantanu reached Satyavati's house and, seeing her, fell in love at first sight. Under Satyavati's request, Bhishma even crowned him as the crown prince when Shantanu was alive. When Satyavati’s father heard about all this, he gave her in marriage to the sage. 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