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Sakuntala, a female character of Hindu mythology whose story forms the subject of a drama. Heavenly nymphs used to descend to tempt the sages, and such a one overcame Viswanidra and bore him a daughter, Sakuntala. After a time the mother returned to heaven, and the sage to religion, and the daughter was taken care of by another sage, who dwelt in a forest where reigned the princes of the Lunar line. A prince met her and married her with the sanction of the deities, and her son was founder of the race of Bharatas.