A king who took over someone else’s fate.

Somaka had only one son but wanted hundred. His priest suggested to sacrifice the son in a fire sacrifice and his wish would be fulfilled. When Somaka died and arrived in heaven, he missed the priest who had died before him. He was informed that he is suffering in the netherwold, because he killed a child. Somaka realized that he was the source oft he priest’s fate and decided to share it with him. He went to the netherworld.

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