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  Canda Jataka

 

Myanmar

The king of Benares, spots the Kinnara Canda with his beloved Candah, enjoying themselves near a stream in the mountains of Himavah.

 

The king fell in love with Candah, took his bow and shot Canda with an arrow.

 

  Canda Jataka

 

  Canda Jataka

 

The grief-stricken Candah wept and lamented aloud at the sight of her dead husband.

 

Hence, the king revealed himself and offered her his love, as well as his kingdom.

 

  Canda Jataka

 

  Canda Jataka

 

Yet, Candah ridiculed the offer and instead protested to the devas for allowing the tragedy to take place, and prayed for a miracle.

 

This prompted Indra, the chief of the devas, to come in the guise of a brahmin and resurrect Canda.

See also TRAVEL PICTURE.

 

  Canda Jataka