The other day I read the story of Patacara in Anna Prajna Douglas's words from The Hidden Lamp. As follows (partially paraphrased):

Some 2500 years ago, Patacara was born into a rich family in India but eventually ran off to marry a pageboy. A tragedy hit her life when Patacara was about to deliver her second child. She lost her entire family in one day. Legend has it that her husband was bitten by a poisonous snake on the same day when her newborn baby was carried off by a hawk. Within a span of . . .

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