VADHRIMATI – A princess mentioned in the Rigveda

Princess Vadhrimati was married to a hermaphrodite. With the blessings of the Asivin brothers she received a son named Hiranya Hasta.
The story came from a time when gods had sons with princesses. In a slightly different version Vadhrimati was married to a eunuch. Despondent that she could not have a child, Vadhrimati prayed to the Aswini-devas, the divine twins, the physicians of the devas (gods); they happily fulfilled her desire. Hiranya Hasta grew up a sage, possibly even a brahmin, since he married the daughter of sage Matarisvan. Another version said he married a princess, the daughter of King Madirashva.

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