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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Divodasa, DivodAsa, Divodaasa

  1. devoted to the skies (heavens)
  2. one who desires the heavens; pious; righteous; devoted; religious
  3. a famous king who is regarded as the founder and patron saint of Indian medicine, who was the king of Kāśi and the son of Bhīmaratha (M. Bh.); another name for the sage Bharadvāja (Ŗ. Veda); a descendant of Bhīma (K.S.S.); the son of Vyadhryaśva (Ŗ. Veda).