She assisted her father by running a … An aged Satyavati with her first born Vyasa With no heir to the throne, Satyavati asked Bhishma to marry the widows of Vichitravirya (following the practice of niyoga in its narrower sense, as a levirate marriage) and rule as king. Bhishma raised Chitrangada to be the king after his father. Parashara was known as the "limping sage". Under Satyavati's request, Bhishma even crowned him as the crown prince when Shantanu was alive. One day Shantanu, the Kuru king of Hastinapur, came to the forest on a hunting trip and was mesmerized by the musk-fragrance emanating from Satyavati. And Satyavati told him of her wish. She played a crucial role that led to the Kurushestra War. In the Mahabharata epic, Satyavati was the great grandmother of Dhristarashtra (father of the Kauravas) and Pandu (father of the Pandavas). But the maharishis knew that she was born to King Uparichara-Vasu and Adrika, an apsara nymph. Satyavati is the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes, principal characters of the Mahabharata, one of the principal texts in Hindu mythology. In Saaralaa Mahaabhaarata Satyavati entered the Santanu story when, apprehensive that his wife Ganga would harm his children, he left in her care his sons Chitravirya (Chitrangada of the classical text) and Vichitravirya, not born of a woman’s womb. Satyavati (Sanskrit: सत्यवती, IAST: SatyavatÄ«; also spelled Satyawati) was the queen of the Kuru king, Shantanu of Hastinapur and the great-grandmother of the Pandava and Kaurava princes (principal characters of the Hindu epic Mahabharata).She is also the mother of the seer Vyasa, author of the epic.Her story appears in the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa and the Devi Bhagavata Purana. She was thereafter known as Satyavati (pure fragrance). She asked the King where he wanted to go. Bhishma refused, reminding Satyavati of the promise he made to her father and his vow of bachelorhood. Satyavati was an adopted daughter of the chief of the fishermen of her village. Shantanu (father) Satyavati (mother) Vichitravirya (brother) Bhishma (sub-brother) Spouse: unmarried: His life as a warrior. Allured by her sweet scent, Shantanu reached Satyavati's house and, seeing her, fell in love at first sight. Upon asking for his consent, her father agreed to the marriage on condition that Satyavati's son would inherit the throne of Hastinapura. After this, Satyavati returned home to help her father. Upon seeing her, Shantanu fell in love with her and desired to marry her. Santanu was dumb-founded by Satyavati's unexplainable beauty. Debbobroto requested to Satyavati to marry with his father but Satyavati didn't agree. This fish was caught by the chief of fishermen, who adopted her as his own daughter, as he had no children. In return she never withheld her love, support, or respect from him. Then Debbobroto took a hard oath for his father's happy life ' he never claim the rights of Hastinapur throne and lead life a servant of the Hastinapur , and avoiding home fight he never married '. Following the wishes of queen Satyavati, Bhishma had placed Chitrangada on the throne of the kingdom of the Kurus after Shantanu's departure. Santanu asked for a destination near to Satyavati's home and the journey started. Bhishma was the one to bring Satyavati and Santanu together. In this pact Bhishma had to renounce any claim he had to the throne so as to ensure that Satyavati's child would inherit the throne and kingdom. Marriage with Shantanu. She informs him that the boatman, he father, being unwell, could not come, so she, his daughter, her name was Satyavati. In order to do that, however, Satyavati's father made a pact with Bhishma. When Satyavati’s father heard about all this, he gave her in marriage to the sage. (The story of her birth is told in more detail here.) 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