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A Child as A Sacrificial Animal

At this time Ambareesha was the king of Ayodhya. He had decided to perform a sacrificial rite. But gods stole away his sacrificial animal. The king was grief-stricken. He was going through a forest in search of the sacrificial animal as suggested by sooth-savers. On the way he found the hermitage of a sage by name Rucheeka. He explained his predicament to the sage. That sage was extremely poor. He told the king, I will give one of my sons as sacrificial animal." He had three sons. He himself did not want to sell his eldest son; his wife did not want to part with the youngest. So, the middle one by name Shunahshepha was sold to the king for one lakh cows. Young boy Shunahshepha became very sad of that matter. But in obedience to his parents, he set out with king Ambareesha to become the sacrificial animal. On their way they came to Pushkara. Vishwamitra who was performing penance there was a maternal uncle of Shunahshepha.

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