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1 A substitute for herself created by Saṃjñā, the wife of Sūrya, the sun god, when she could no longer bear the intensity of her husband's light.

2 A translation of, or an aid to understanding, a text, or part of a text, especially the translation of a Prākrit passage into Sanskrit.

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