Sukanya was King Saryati's daughter. She was not only beautiful, but also
clever and happy-go-lucky, She was the King's favourite child.
Not far from the capital city was a grove. There Rishi Chyavana
lived. Chyavana was the son of Rishi Bhrugu.
He was ugly even as a child. He, however, learnt the Vedas so well that
everyone respected him.
Chyavana did tapas in that grove. He lived in it for a number of years.
A big ant-hill grew around his body. Only his eyes could be seen through two holes,
One day King Saryati and his ministers went to this grove. Sukanya too
went with them.
Author - Dharamsey M. Khatau