(Last Updated on : 25-09-2009)
Jyamagha is a king, distinguished for his devotion to his wife. King Jyamagha was the husband of Saivya, who was unable to give birth.
Jyamagha was so much afraid of her that he did not take marry any other women for his descendants.
On one occasion the king, after a desperate conflict with elephants and horse, defeated a powerful enemy. The enemy flew away abandoning his wife, children, kin army, treasure, and dominion, fled. The daughter of the enemy, a lovely princess cried for help as her eyes rolled wildly with danger.
The king Jyamagha was struck by her beauty, and penetrated with affection for her, and said to himself. He said to himself that he is fortunate to have that beautiful princess. His wife is incapable of giving birth so he will marry this girl and make her his bride. She will be able to give birth and produce his descendants. King Jyamagha thought to take her in his car first and then convey her to his palace. There he will request the concurrence of the queen in these nuptials. Consequently he took the princess into his chariot, and returned to his own capital.
When Jyarnagha's approach was announced, Saivya came to the palace gate, attended by the ministers, the courtiers, and the citizens, to welcome the victorious monarch. But when she beheld the maiden standing on the left hand of the king, her lips swelled and slightly quivered with resentment. Saivya asked Jyamagha who that lady was in his chariot. The king unprepared with a reply, made answer impulsively, through fear of this queen. He said that this is his daughter-in-law.
The queen was astonished as she had no son and no other children. She asked him if he had any other wife. The king disconcerted by the jealousy and anger which the words of Saivya displayed, made this reply to her in order to prevent further contention. Jyarnagha said that the young lady was the young bride of the future son whom he shall bring forth. Hearing this, Saivya smiled gently and approved him and the king entered into his great palace.