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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Damodara, DAmodara, Daamodara

  1. with a rope/ girdle tied around the belly (udara)
  2. one who is known or achieved with a mind that is purified (udara) by restraint or self-control (dama)
  3. 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.