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Goddess of Hunting and Bhadrakaal
Affiliation Devi
Abode Alkapuri
Mantra Om Bhadraya Namah
Weapon Spear
Personal information
Consort Kubera
Children Nalakuvara, Manibhadra
Parents Surya and Chhaya
Siblings Shani, Tapati, Yami, Yama, Ashvins

In Hinduism, Bhadra is a goddess of the hunt and one of Shiva's Gana. The queen of the Lord Kuber was Bhadra, the daughter of lord Suryadev and sister of Shani . It is believed that she was filled with halahal or poison .[1]


Bhadra is the daughter of Surya and Chhaya. The god Varuna, who had formerly been enamoured of her, carried her off from Utathya's hermitage, and would not give her up to Narada, who was sent to bring her back. Utathya, greatly enraged, drank up all the sea, still, Varuna would not let her go. At the desire of Utathya, the lake of Varuna was then dried up and the ocean swept away. The saint then addressed himself to the countries and to the river: -- "Saraswati, disappear into the deserts, and let this land, deserted by them, become impure." "After the country had become dried up, Varuna submitted himself to Utathya and brought back Bhadra. The sage was pleased to get back his wife, and released both the world and Varuna from their sufferings...."

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In television[edit]

Bhadra's childhood was shown in the show of Karmafal Daata Shani, which airs on Colors (TV channel). Her character was played by Nitanshi Goel.


  1. ^ Gopal, Madan (1990). K.S. Gautam, ed. India through the ages. Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. p. 75. OCLC 500185831.