Hindu Mythology

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JÂMBAVÂN

Hindu fabulous creature

Also known as Jambavat, Jambhavan

King of the Bears

He added herbs to the great sea of milk that was churned into Amrita — so he is a creature of taste.

However, he got himself into trouble with Krishna by purloining a sacred ruby called the Syamantaka. Krishna paid him a visit and fought for three weeks until a bruised and battered Jâmbavân decided to hand the precious gem over. For good measure he also handed over his daughter Jâmbavatî.

After that he seems to have retired to his cave reflecting on his former days of glory, such as when he fought with Rama against the demons.

We feel he deserves a large pot of honey for services rendered.

Jâmbavân Facts and Figures

Name: Jâmbavân
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Jambavat, Jambhavan

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 586

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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