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the race of Hindu rajahs, termed the

Surya bans, or children of the sun, Vogra Tapasu, one of the most severe of the

Hindu austerities. (See p. 251.). Voiragees, religious mendicants of the sect

of Vishnu.. Vridgnani Kaumali, a form assumed by

Lakshmi as the consort of Vishnu in the form of Buddha, to delude Divodasa. Like her lord, she taught to the females of Kashi the doctrines of self-existent nature, and the abolition of castes. By these and other artifices, she seduced the women to counsel the men of that kingdom to abandon the worship of the Vedas for the atheistical religion preached by Vishnu, under the delusive form of Buddha. Vrihaspati, or Brishput, p. 133. Vrisha, the holy, a name of Indra. Vyagra Yahi, a name of Devi when mounted

on a tiger.

the riches of the avaricious worshippers of

the god of wealth. Yajar, or Yajush Veda, one of the four

Vedas, p. 138. Yama, p. 112. Yamuna (The), or Jumna, one of the sacred

rivers of the Hindus. It joins the Ganges at Allahabad; also the sister of Yama, y Yasuda, the wife of Nanda, or Ananda, and

the foster mother of Krishna. Yoginis (called the fatal sisters): they are

sixty-four in number, and follow the Sactis in the field of battle, each holding in her hands a patera of a skull to receive

the blood of the slain, on which they feast. Yogun. (See Jogun.) Yoni (The), p. 174. Yoogadya, a form of Durga, much wor

shipped in some places; she is represented with her arms, sitting on a lion. Sanguinary sacrifices are offered to her; and, according to Mr. Ward, 100,000 people assemble at a place in Burdwan on the occasion of the annual festival in honour

of her. Yudishtra, one of the five Pandus brethren.

(See Pandus.)

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