Sumitra Devi was the daughter of King Bali and her mother was a holy woman. She was the child of a highly respected practitioner of Yoga, Jivaka Swamy, who founded a school in Mysore. Sumitra was the middle child of four children who were born to rich peasant farmers in Mysore. As a young girl, she attended a boarding school run by the then King Bhimsen Joshi of Kashi. A student of Yoga, she soon became known as an accomplished lady of Yoga, and her reputation grew rapidly.
Sumitra Devi wore frilly white sari that was cut in the shape of a round ball. She carried a wide wooden tray in one hand, while she used the other to spread Vasishtak (Laxmi Pooja) on the palm of her hand. This was a ceremony whereby she offered up her body for safe delivery of the child. It was through this ceremony that she was able to achieve size and strength beyond her years. This is why, even today, she is revered as a Swayambhunath or a female deity.
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Sumitra Devi was born in the month of October and was a good student at the Mysore Academy of Art. However, when her mother died in early December, she was taken under the care of the then King Bhimsen. Sumitra was kept at the palace as a maid and was used as a concubine by Bhimsen.
In her early years, Sumitra Devi was used as a concubine and was given an official title of “Nasya dosha”. Later, it was revealed that she was not really a pure-woman, as the society of that time considered married women to be. The story further reveals that she was the wife of Kautilya, the Sage of Jainism. Although this was the first marriage of Sumitra Devi, it is interesting to note that she remained loyal to her husband till his death. Some historians believe that this might be because she was already famous as a Nairika, which meant a lady of high ideals.
After her marriage, Sumitra Devi travelled to Bhaisas in the East. Here, she was known as Nandighosa, or the holy woman of wood. She continued to live at Bhaisas and later at Alagar, where she died. After her death, her soul was trapped in the “abyss” of Himalayas.
There are many references to the fact that Devi was married to many men during her lifetime. However, the true story of her life is linked only to the Nanda Kings of Nepal. This is because it is only through these that records of her life are available. These kings were extremely popular and their lives are the only accounts that are found in Hindu literature. They are also the only ones who have agreed to tell the story of Devi in the form in which it is today.