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ROHINI. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]
1. Daughter of Kasyapa and Surabhi, and mother of horned cattle, including Kamadhenu, the cow which grants desires.
2. Daughter of Daksha and fourth of the lunar asterisms, the favourite wife of the moon.
3. One of the wives of Vasudeva, the father of Krishna and mother of Balarama. She was burned with her husband's corpse at Dwaraka. 4. Krishna himself also had a wife so called, and the name is common.

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