KBC 13: Ambika was the mother of which of the following king?
KBC Offline Quiz (November 24, 2021): Ambika was the mother of which of the following king?
Both Ambika and Ambalika were wives of KingVichitravirya of Hastinapura, who, however, died childlessly. Anxious to ensure the continuation of the royal lineage, Vichitravirya's mother Satyavati called another of her sons, the ascetic Vyasa (born through Sage Parashara), to bestow motherhood upon the two widowed queens. Vyasa, as a hermit practicing severe austerities, was unpleasant and even fearsome in appearance, so much so that Ambika shut her eyes tight when she saw him, and her sister Ambalika went pale with fear. As a result, the sons they bore were respectively the blind Dhritarashtra, and the sickly albino Pandu, neither of whom qualified to become kings.