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MADA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] 'Intoxication.'

Described in the Mahabharata as "a fearful open-mouthed monster, created by the sage Chyavana, having teeth and grinders of portentous length, and jaws one of which enclosed the earth and the other the sky," who got Indra and the other gods into his jaws "like fishes in the mouth of a sea monster."

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