Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 9 - Chapter 1 - Verse 13


Sanskrit:

श्रीशकुन्तलोवाचविश्वामित्रात्मजैवाहं त्यक्ता मेनकया वने ।वेदैतद् भगवान् कण्वो वीर किं करवाम ते ॥ १३ ॥

ITRANS:

śrī-śakuntalovācaviśvāmitrātmajaivāhaṁtyaktā menakayā vanevedaitad bhagavān kaṇvovīra kiṁ karavāma te

Translation:

Śakuntalā said: I am the daughter of Viśvāmitra. My mother, Menakā, left me in the forest. O hero, the most powerful saint Kaṇva Muni knows all about this. Now let me know, how may I serve you?

Purport:

Śakuntalā informed Mahārāja Duṣmanta that although she never saw or knew her father or mother, Kaṇva Muni knew everything about her, and she had heard from him that she was the daughter of Viśvāmitra and that her mother was Menakā, who had left her in the forest.