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Name of Wife of Kalidas

Kalidas is one of the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist. Many people wanted to know the name of wife of Kalidas. There is no unanimity among scholars and researchers regarding the period and personal life of Kalidasa.

Name of wife of Kalidas is Vidyotama.

As per some legends, she was a princess who was defeated in a debate by Kalidasa – a fool devoid of sense and judgment. Soon after marriage she discovered that her husband was a fool.  She kicks him out of the house. He then went a temple of Goddess Kali and cut his tongue and offered at her feet. Kali was appeased with him and granted him profound wisdom.