From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- with movement in a bow-like curve
- the divine physician, who is considered the patron deity of Ayurveda, the science of medicine and health-care, who emerged from the primal ocean during the churning of the same the devas and asuras;
- King Divodāsa of Kāśi, who was considered to be the incarnation of the god.