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Story Of Kacha Devayani

Devayani was the daughter of Shukracharya, the guru of Asuras (demons). Kacha was the son of Brihaspati, Guru of Devas (celestial beings). Their love story is mentioned in the Mahabharata.

Shukracharya used to bring the dead Asuras back to life using the Mritsanjeevani Mantra. The Devas suffered huge losses in battles due to this.


Devas decided that someone should learn the Mritsanjeevani Mantra. Kacha volunteered to help the Devas.

Kacha became a student of Shukracharya. The demons were against this but still Shukracharya agreed to make Kacha his student.

But Shukracharya never discussed Mritsanjeevani Mantra with his student.

To achieve his goal, Kacha made Devayani to fall in love with him.

Shukracharya was happy as his daughter had found a husband who was a deva.

When Kacha was killed by Asuras, Shukracharya used the mantra to bring him back for his daughter. Finally, Kacha learned the mantra.

After learning the mantra, Kacha left without marrying Devayani.

She then cursed him that what he learned would not be of use to him. Kacha cursed her back that no deva would marry her.