From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Damodara, DAmodara, Daamodara
- with a rope/ girdle tied around the belly (udara)
- one who is known or achieved with a mind that is purified (udara) by restraint or self-control (dama)
- an epithet of Kŗşņa as a baby, referring to the story of his foster mother Yaśodā tying him up with a rope around his waist and to a heavy object to prevent him from crawling around and doing mischief (Bg. Pur.); a river flowing through the eastern Indian states of Jharkhand and West Bengal.