Yama My child, I have not
heard such words from anyone except you. Ask for a boon except your husbands life. I
will give you.
Savithri My Lord, you have shown me much kindness. I am fortunate. I pray that
Sathyavantha and I may have children who are strong and who will bring fame to our
Yama So be it! You are too tired. Return my child.
Savithri My lord, pray listen to my words. The good always walk the path of
righteousness. They will not give up the truth whatever be the difficulties. They never do
what is unrighteous. They help others expecting nothing in return. The earth is sustained
by the good and by their tapas. If they are pleased nothing evil can happen.
Yama My child, your words are noble. They have profound meaning. As I listen to
you, my regard for you deepens. Ask for a great boon.
Savithri My lord, I bed of you, may your boons be fulfilled in a virtuous way,
in a righteous manner. So I am praying that my husband may come back to life. I am dead
without him?,I do not want heaven or wealth without my husband. May your words come true!
This is the boon I beg for.
Yamadharmaraja was defeated by Savithris arguments.
Yama My daughter, I will give back your husbands life. He will be healthy
and strong. He will live for four hundred years, and will walk the path of virtue. You and
your husband will live happily with your children. Your children will come to be known as
Savithris, after you. Your father also will have sons, and they will be known as
Malavas, after your mother. By your devotion, by your religious rites and your dead
husband back to life. No one can equal you. Now return my child.
Savithris mind blossomed like a flower. She bowed to Yama and said, "My
lord, our mercy is boundless, your have blessed me."
Yama returned to his kingdom.