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The Legend of Nalayini

Listen to the story of Nalayini on Fairytales of India. Nalayini was the daughter of King Nala and a worshipper of Lord Shiva.

Story of Nala and Damayanti on Baalgatha Podcast

The Story of Nala and Damayanti

About This Story

Today we bring to you a short story- the tale of Nala and Damayanti. Nala, was the king of Nishadh Kingdom in Eastern India. He was the son of Veerasen. Nala was known for his skill with horses and culinary expertise. He married princess Damayanti, of Vidarbha Kingdom. He was also a great cook, and wrote the first ever book on cookery, Pakadarpanam (पकदर्पणम). This story was first mentioned in the Mahabharat.

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