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By Jit Majumdar

  1. single leaf
  2. sustaining on a single leaf
  3. Pārvatī, the incarnation of Durgā or Ādyāśakti, as the daughter of Himavāna and Menakā, who used to sustain heself on only a single leaf a day during her penances and austerities for winning Śiva as her husband; the wife of the sage Devala (Hv. Pur.).

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