Kardama, was the son of God Brahma.
He married Devahuti.
They had nine daughters. Arundhati was the eighth among them.
She was also called Akshamala.
Rishi Vasishtha married her.
Arundhati was a model wife.She loved and served her husband Vasishtha
with all her heart.
'She never quarreled with him.
Once the seven great rishis, Kashyapa, Atri Bharadwaja, Vishwamitra,
Gautama, Jamadagni and Vasishtha, went to the Himalayas to bring fruit and rice.
They left Arundhati alone in the forest.
In the meantime a great famine - occurred.