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Kakshivatasuta was one of two daughters of the brahmin Kakshivan. Kakshi- vatasuta (also known as Ghosha) contracted leprosy. She had mastered hymn writing and composed a mantra that praised the physicians of the gods, the Asvins. They responded to her praise and cured her. She then was able to marry.
Bhadra, Kakshivatasuta’s sister, married King Vyushitashva, who died before they had children. Her lamentations were so great that Vyushitashva was called from the dead, and she was able to have six sons because of her austerities (tapas).