(As mentioned in http://www.attukaldevi.com/pl/story-kannagi.htm) "Kannagi (Kannaki) a legendary Tamil woman is the central character of the South Indian epic Silapathikaram. Legend has it that Kannagi took revenge on the King of Madurai, for a mistaken death penalty imposed on her husband Kovalan, by cursing the city with disaster.
To prove her husband's innocence to the King, Kannagi comes to the King's court, breaks open the anklet seized from Kovalan and shows rubies in it, as opposed to the queen's anklets which contained pearls. Realizing their fault, the King and the Queen die of shame. Unsatisfied, Kannagi tore out a breast and flung it on the city, uttering a curse that the entire city be burnt. Due to her utmost chastity, her curse became a reality.
Kannagi (Kannaki Amman) is eulogized as the epitome of chastity and is still worshipped as its goddess. She is praised for her extreme devotion to her husband in spite of his adulterous behaviour. She is worshiped in Sri Lanka by the Sinhalese Buddhists, the Sri lanka Tamils Hindus' and in Kerala.
It must be noted that Kannagi is also viewed as a brave woman who could demand justice directly from the King and even dared to call him "Unenlightened King". The point here is that while she was behaving in a non-interfering manner with her domestic problems, she was no meek woman who would brook injustice in the rule of the law."
Patriarchy is such that it even shows the bravest and un-breakable women has extremely "devoted to husband". She wasn't strong because she was devoted or chaste, she is strong because she was distraught by the agonies that tragedies bought and all bought on by men.
There are a lot of Kannagi out there who put on with relationship abuse, you have it in your to burn a whole city down.
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