TEXT 13
sri-sakuntalovaca
visvamitratmajaivaham
tyakta menakaya vane
vedaitad bhagavan kanvo
vira kim karavama te
SYNONYMS
sri-sakuntala uvaca—Sri Sakuntala replied; visvamitra-atmaja—the daughter of Visvamitra; eva—indeed; aham—I (am); tyakta—left; menakaya—by Menaka; vane—in the forest; veda—knows; etat—all these incidents; bhagavan—the most powerful saintly person; kanvahKanva Muni; vira—O hero; kim—what; karavama—can I do; te—for you.
TRANSLATION
Sakuntala said: I am the daughter of Visvamitra. My mother, Menaka, left me in the forest. O hero, the most powerful saint Kanva Muni knows all about this. Now let me know, how may I serve you?
PURPORT
Sakuntala informed Maharaja Dusmanta that although she never saw or knew her father or mother, Kanva Muni knew everything about her, and she had heard from him that she was the daughter of Visvamitra and that her mother was Menaka, who had left her in the forest.

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