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MANASA, MANASADEVI. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Sister of the serpent king Sesha, and wife of the sage Jaratkaru. She is also called Jagadgauri, Nitya (eternal), and Padmavati. She had special power in counteracting the venom of serpents, and was hence called Vishahara.

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