vedijā वेदिजा

Definition: f. "altar-born", epithet of draupadī-, wife of the pāṇḍu- princes (the fee which droṇa- required for instructing the pāṇḍu- princes was that they should conquer drupada-, king of pañcāla-, who had insulted him;they therefore took him prisoner, and he, burning with resentment, undertook a sacrifice to procure a son who might avenge his defeat;two children were then born to him from the midst of the altar, out of the sacrificial fire, viz. a son dhṛṣṭa-dyumna-, and a daughter draupadī- or kṛṣṇā-, afterwards wife of the pāṇḍava-s)


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