Shakuntala
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Given Name SHAKUNTALA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: शकुन्तला (Sanskrit), शकुंतला (Hindi, Marathi)

Meaning & History

Derived from Sanskrit शकुन्त (shakunta) meaning "bird". This is the name of a character in Hindu legend, her story adapted by Kalidasa for the 5th-century play 'Abhijnanashakuntalam'. It tells how Shakuntala, who was raised in the forest by birds, meets and marries the king Dushyanta. After a curse is laid upon them Dushyanta loses his memory and they are separated, but eventually the curse is broken after the king sees the signet ring he gave her.

Categories

animals, birds, queens