few hundred meters away from this, down at the foot of Shiwalik hills once
Pratipa-Bhishma's grand father performed ghora
tapas for the welfare of mankind and the world. In the course of this penance
lasted for years, Ganga flowing beside placidly with ripplets dancing on surface
watched him closely. Captivated by his regal bearing and unusual bright halo
heightening his charismatic personality, she fell in love. So, walking straight
upto him, sat on his right thigh. Exasperated, he questioned her audacity.
Expressing her love, she implored him to marry her. Pat came the reply,
"I'm a monogamist and faithful to my wife. Further, you sat on the right
thigh reserved for children and daughter-in-law, and so you are like a members,
of my family, and if you so desire, I will make you my daughter-in-law."
Pleased with his dharmikachintana, she nodded; so she was wedded to Santhanu