King Yuvanashva had no descendants and asked the sages for a fire sacrifice, combined with a request for an heir to the throne, Putrakamyeshti.
At the end of the sacrifice, the holy water was poured into a vessel. It was meant for Yuvanashva’s wife. Yuvanashva accidentally drank from the jar, became pregnant, and gave birth to a son from his right side.
Indra was ready to raise the boy, he said ‚Mam dhata‘ – I will be your carer. The child was therefore called Mandhata.