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VIMADA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] In the Rigveda it is said the Aswins gave a bride to the youthful Vimada, and the commentator explains that Vimada had won his bride at a swayamvara, but was stopped on the way home by his unsuccessful competitors. The Aswins came to his succour, repulsed the assailants, placed the bride in their chariot, and carried her to the home of the prince.

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