From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Divodasa, DivodAsa, Divodaasa
- devoted to the skies (heavens)
- one who desires the heavens; pious; righteous; devoted; religious
- a famous king who is regarded as the founder and patron saint of Indian medicine, who was the king of Kāśi and the son of Bhīmaratha (M. Bh.); another name for the sage Bharadvāja (Ŗ. Veda); a descendant of Bhīma (K.S.S.); the son of Vyadhryaśva (Ŗ. Veda).