In the Shashthi-mangal section of the Mangal-Kavya, Shashthi helps a destitute woman who has been abandoned by her husband. Shashthi then takes the form of a young woman who enters the woman's house and begins to serve her various needs. She then reveals her true identity to the woman and transforms her into an old and rich woman. The woman then takes Shashthi in marriage and her husband grows jealous of Shashthi's beauty. The husband then steals Shashthi and takes her to a place where he intends to kill her. Shashthi, however, becomes angry and kills him. Afterwards, Shashthi returns to her mother. The mother is so happy to see her daughter that she forgives Shashthi for having murdered her husband. The mother then brings her daughter to the temple of Manasa, where Shashthi resides, and asks Manasa to take the form of Shashthi. Shashthi then gives the old mother a garland of colourful flowers and gold coins and asks her to keep them safely until her daughter becomes old and rich. It is then revealed that Shashthi was the girl who had been abandoned by her husband. The garland of flowers and coins thus represents the blessings of wealth and the flowers represent the bright and colourful future of the daughter-in-law, while the coins represent the wealth of the mother-in-law. The goddess Manasa then takes the form of the daughter-in-law and leaves the garland to the mother.
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