A love story that was never meant to be
The image of Bhishma, grand old patriarch of the Puru dynasty in the Mahabharata, is one of self-sacrifice, wisdom, and gravitas. But long before he became that majestic white-bearded patriarch, he was a robust young man, as virile and earthy as anyone else. And in that virile youth, he once came close to loving and being loved by a woman. Close enough to breaking his terrible vow of lifelong celibacy? Read on to find out for yourself! This rarely told tale narrates the story of young Bhishma and the princess Amba, from the circumstances that led to their meeting and the brief intense time they spent together. A love story that was never destined to come to fruition. Another precious trinket stolen from the pages of Ashok’s Mahabharata Series.