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By Jit Majumdar
- restraining; suppression; subjugation; vanquishing; overpowering
- a son of Vasudeva and Rohinī and brother of Balarāma (Hv. Pur.); son of King Paurava who fought for the Pāndavas in the Bharata War (M. Bh.); brother of Damayantī and son of King Bhīma (not to be confused with the Pāndava Bhīma (M. Bh.); a hermit who blessed King Bhīma to have children (M. Bh.); a son of the ŗşi Bharadvāja (Sk. Pur.); the medicinal and culinary herbaceous plant nagdamani or sweet wormwood (Artemisia sieversiana).