Who is Sunda

‘da’ in Sunda has to be pronounced as ‘the’ with an aah. 

Swamiji crossed this story in a lecture 2-3 weeks ago; I do not remember how we stumbled on Sunda.

Tataki, the commonly known rakshashi, and Sunda were a gandharva couple with two children.  On Sunda’s demise Tataki with her children takes shelter in Agastya’s ashrama.  It so happens that Tataki misbehaves with Agastya and as a consequence faces his wrath.  He curses her to be a rakshashi. 

The two children of Tataki are none other than the well known Marichi and Subahu.

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