By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Anasuya, AnasuyA, Anasuyaa
Anasuyā literally means ‘one without jealousy’.
One of the most celebrated women of mythology, considered as a model of wifely virtues, Anasuyā was a daughter of Kardama and Devahṅti. She was married to the great sage Atri whom she served with intense devotion and love. Once, when there was a severe famine, she saved people by producing vegetables and fruits through her power of tapas (austerity). She even made the river Gaṅgā which had dried up, flow again.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore