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1 (Skt., ‘honey’). The favourite drink of Hindu warriors. It features in madhuvidya, ‘honey-knowledge’, and thus on ritual occasions.

2 A demon killed by the Hindu god Kṛṣṇa/Viṣṇu, who thus is frequently called Madhusūdana. See also MAHIṢA.

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