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This story comes in Mahaabhaarat, Anushaasan Parv: Daan Dharm Parv, Chapter 12, Shlok-1
Once Yudhishthir asked Bheeshm Pitaamaha - "O Great Pitaamaha, While having sex who gets more pleasure? he or she?" Pitaamaha said - "This question can only be answered by that single individual who has enjoyed it both as a man and a woman." Now where one can find such a man who has enjoyed it as a man and as well as a woman, but then he told a story (actually it was not a story, it actually happened with one person).
So he narrates the incident of a King named Bhangaaswan. He calls this story an Itihaas (history means true) "Atrapyudaa haranteemam Itihaasam’2" saying that this story has been satisfying many people with this kind of curiosity in their mind. He said - "There was a king named Bhangaaswanshaas. He had 100 sons from his wife as a result of a Yagya performed for this purpose. Although he did this Yagya in a large splendid way but he did not invite Indra, the king of Devtaa. This made Indra angry. He decided to take the revenge of his insult.
Once the King Bhangaaswan went for hunting. Indra thought this time was appropriate for his revenge so he misguided the King from his path. The King could not know the direction and lost his way in that thick forest. King was tired of wandering here and there, that he came to a beautiful pond filled with clean and clear water. He got relieved to see it. He entered the pond to take bath and as he came out of the pond, he was surprised to see that he was turned into a woman. Even he started behaving like a woman. The King was so embarrassed to see himself like this. He could not dare to go back to his kingdom.
Anyway he returned to his capital. People were very surprised to see him in his changed form. He handed over his kingdom to his sons and left for the forest. In the forest he started living with a saint as his wife and gave birth to 100 sons. When they had grown up, he sent them to his kingdom living with their brothers. Indra again took the revenge of his insult, so both of that King's sons - his sons when he was king and his sons when he was the wife of the saint, started quarreling and all died in that quarrel.
When the King came to know about the death of his 200 sons, he went to Indra and said to him - I never insulted you knowingly, it was just a slip of memory." Indra got convinced by his statement and asked him if he wanted to be male again, but surprisingly the King did not want to become male again. Indra got surprised to hear his "No" and asked the reason. The King said - "O Dev Raaj, whatever pleasure I have experienced in sex as a woman was unparallel. A man cannot experience such heavenly enjoyment as a woman does. I do not want to lose this, so I choose to remain a woman throughout my life than to regain my manhood."
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Created by Sushma Gupta On 03/09/02
Modified on 10/05/13