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MAYADEVI, MAYAVATI. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

Wife of the demon Sambara. She brought up Pradyumna, the son of Krishna, and subsequently married him. Pradyumna is represented as being a revived embodiment of Kama, the god of love; and in accordance with this legend Mayavati is identified with his wife Rati, the Hindu Venus.

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