In the epic
Mahābhārata, Kindama was a rishiwho lived in the woods, and could transform himself into an animal form. His curse on Panduwas a major factor in the epic's plot.
Panduand thus changed the development of the events in the epic Mahābhārata. Kindama, while making love with his female companion being transformed into form of the deer, became a Pandu's shooting target when Panduwas roaming about in the woods. As a consequence of this, the mating deer couple was seriously hurt and they transformed themselves back to human form. The male part, Kindama, said that only a man devoid of intelligence could kill animals copulating in nature. Kindama, before he died, cursed Pandustating that if he ever wished to enjoy pleasures of sexual association with a woman, it would be a pathway to his death right away.
After the Kindama's curse,
Pandurenounced everything and became a hermit. King of Hastinapurabecame Dhritarashtra. Once, after a longer time, Panduwas so enthralled by his second wife's womanly manners that he could not defend himself against them. As soon as he touched Madri, he died.
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