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RAIBHYA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

A sage who was the friend of Bharadwaja. He had two sons, Arvavasu and Paravasu.

The latter [Paravasu], under the curse of Bharadwaja, killed his father, mistaking him for an antelope, as he was walking about at night covered with an antelope's skin.

Arvavasu retired into the forest to obtain by devotion a remission of his brother's guilt. When he returned, Paravasu charged him with the crime, and he again retired to his devotions.

These so pleased the gods that they drove away Paravasu and restored Raibhya to life.

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