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Dāsa


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1 An epithet, applied in the Ṛg Veda to the enemies of the Āryans, also known as ‘Dasyus’.

2 A pejorative term used to designate someone of low caste, such as a fisherman.

3 The self-description and assumed name of a bhakta, often suffixed to the deity's name (e.g. Kālidāsa (‘servant of Kālī’), Rāmdās (‘servant of Rāma’).

Subjects: Hinduism.


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