Divodasa

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Divodasa
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FamilyKashi Dynasty

Bhimaratha (Father) Dhanvantari (Grandfather) Sumitra (Sister) Lakshmana (Nephew)

Shatrughna (Nephew)
ChildrenPratardana

Divodāsa ("heaven's servant") is a name of a tribal king in the Rigveda (celebrated for his liberality and protected by Indra and the Ashvins in the Rigveda, RV 1.112.14; 1.116.18), the son of Vadhryashva RV 6.61.5. He is the father or grandfather[1][2][3] of the famous king Sudas (RV 7.18.28) (of the Battle of the Ten Kings). Pijavana is the other name of Divodasa according to Rigveda.[2] His son, Pratardana, is mentioned in the Kaushitaki Upanishad.

He was invited in the Ashwamedha Sacrifice performed by King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. He was the younger brother of Queen Sumitra and was a Brother-in-law of Dasharatha. He was also the son of King Bhimaratha and was a grandson of Lord Dhanvantari. It is also the name of a king of Kashi surnamed Dhanvantari as per the hymn (RV 10.179.2). The founder of the Indian school of medicine called Ayurveda.[4]

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  1. ^ Raj Kumar (18 August 2003). Know The Vedas At A Glance. New Delhi: Pustak Mahal. p. 98. ISBN 978-81-223-0848-8. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b K. C. Singhal; Roshan Gupta (2003). The Ancient History of India, Vedic Period: A New Interpretation. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 58. ISBN 978-81-269-0286-6. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ M. C. Joshi (1986). Princes and polity in ancient India. Jodhpur: Kusumanjali Prakashan. p. 53. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ Singh, Rana P.B.; Pravin S. Rana (2002). Banaras Region: A Spiritual and Cultural Guide. Varanasi: Indica Books. p. 31. ISBN 81-86569-24-3.

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