Damayantī

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Damayanti, DamayantI, Damayanti


  1. one who subdues; self-restraining
  2. subduer of men; empowered woman
  3. the daughter of King Bhīma of Vidarbha, wife of the Nişādha King Nala, and one of the most famous and iconic of epic heroines.