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is the foster mother of Karna
Karna or Radheya is one of the central characters in the epic Mahābhārata, from ancient India. He was the King of Anga...
in the Mahābhārata
The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India and Nepal, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa....
, who is not to be confused with Radha
Radha , also called Radhika, Radharani and Radhikarani, is the childhood friend and lover of Krishna in the Bhagavata Purana, and the Gita Govinda of the Vaisnava traditions of Hinduism...
the gopi. This is the wife of the charioteer Adiratha, who found an abandoned new-born boy, whom he named Karna
. Adiratha and Radha became his foster parents. Hence, and because Karna as an adult expressly stated his loyalty to his commoner foster mother, as opposed to his royal birth mother Kunti who had abandoned him soon after he was born, he is sometimes called Radheya
, meaning Radha's son