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DAMA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A son, or, according to the Vishnu Purana, a grandson of King Marutta of the Solar race. He rescued his bride Sumana from his rivals, and one of them, named Vapushmat, subsequently killed Marutta, who had retired into the woods after relinquishing his crown to his son. Dama in retaliation killed Vapushmat and offered his blood in the funeral rites of Marutta, while he made an oblation of part of the flesh, and with the rest fed the Brahmans who were of Rakshasa descent.

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