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J.327 Kaakaati Jaataka | Kaakaatii Jaataka Kakati was the chief queen of the King of Benares (the bodhisatva). A certain garuda king came disguised as a man and played dice with the king. Having fallen in love with Kakati, the garuda carried her off to his abode on the Simbali Lake and there lived with her. The king missed the queen and sent his physician Natakuvera to look for her. The physician hid himself in the garudaís plumage and thus reached the palace where Kakati was. There he enjoyed her favour and returned to Benares in the garudaís wing. While the garuda and the king were playing dice, Natakuvera sang a song telling of his experiences with Kakati. The garuda, realizing what had happened, brought Kakati back to Benares. The Jataka was told to a monk who was discontented on account of a woman. The monk is identified with Natakuvera. See also Sussondi Jaataka (J.360). 58/563 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.iii.090ff. women, infidelity

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