1Enakshi Ganguly = ""Daughter of the Chedi king Vasu (also known as Uparichara Vasu) and a cursed apsara (celestial nymph)-turned-fish Adrika, Satyavati was brought up as a commoner – the adopted daughter of a fisherman-chieftain Dusharaj(who was also a ferryman) on the banks of the rivers Yamuna. Due to the smell emanating from her body she was known as Matsyagandha ("She who has the smell of fish"), and helped her father in his job as a ferryman."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyavati"
2Enakshi Ganguly = ""In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Amba is the eldest daughter of the king of Kashi, who considers the Kuru prince Bhishma responsible for her misfortune and her sole goal in life becomes his destruction. During her swayamvara (marriage ceremony), Bhishma abducts her with her sisters Ambika and Ambalika, seeking the princesses for his step brother Vichitravirya, the king of Hastinapur. Amba loves another king Salva, and is permitted to go to him. However, Salva rejects her as she is spoiled by her captor's touch. An infuriated Amba blames Bhishma for ruining her life. She seeks help of the sage Parashurama to defeat Bhishma, but he fails. From Bhisma, she goes to King Drupada, who also refuses to marry her. She hangs a garland on his palace gate as a reminder for revenge. Finally, she gets fed up with all men and turns to asceticism and pleases the god Shiva, who grants her the boon that she will slay Bhishma in her next birth. She kills herself to hasten the fulfillment of the boon. Amba takes birth as Drupad's daughter Shikhandini later known as Shikhandi, who becomes the cause of Bhishma's death."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amba_%28Mahabharata%29"
3Enakshi Ganguly = ""Bhishma or Devavrata, the sagacious of sacrifice was an institution of morals and ethics. However, in spite of his countless dignified traits, he did cause harm to many, mainly through his unreasonable devotion to his oath and by his blind and slavish commitment to get an heir for the Hastinapur throne."Source: http://indiaopines.com/bhishma-part-1/"
4Enakshi Ganguly = ""According to the summary by C. Rajagopalachari, she resorted to penance and received a garland of bluelotuses from Lord Subrahmanya and it was foretold that anyone wearing the garland would become the cause of Bhishma's death. She again with no avail tried to persuade the warriors to accept the garland and champion her cause. But again none wanted to antagonize Bhishma. Amba, in anger, hung the garland on the gates of King Drupada and left in agony.Amba was reborn as Shikhandini, the daughter of King Drupada."Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikhandi"
5Enakshi Ganguly = "She was reborn as a girl once more in her next life, Shikhandani. "
6Enakshi Ganguly = ""Shantanu’s falling for a fisherwoman Satyavati was not a problem but the latter’s father’s condition for the duo’s marriage certainly was. Although Satyavati finally gets her ‘due’ by marrying Shantanu on the prerequisite that her children will inherit the throne instead of the aptly deserving Devavrata (Bheeshma – Shantanu’s eldest son by Ganga), the law of karma ensured that none of her biological sons survived to rule the Kingdom of Hastinapur. Also, since Satyavati did not socially accept her love child with Maharishi Parashara - Ved Vyasa, it was Vyasa, whose help was sought by Satyavati to produce grandsons to her widowed daughters-in-law thorugh Niyoga."Source: http://zeenews.india.com/blog/the-karma-of-satyavati-dhritrashtra-and-draupadi-in-mahabharata_6720.html"