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By Jit Majumdar

  1. with movement in a bow-like curve
  2. the divine physician, who is considered the patron deity of Ayurveda, the science of medicine and health-care, who emerged from the primal ocean during the churning of the same the devas and asuras;
  3. King Divodāsa of Kāśi, who was considered to be the incarnation of the god.

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