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

1. In the Rigveda the dog of Indra and mother of the two dogs called, after their mother, Sarameyas, who each had four eyes and were the watchdogs of Yama. Sarama is said to have pursued and recovered the cows stolen by the Panis, a myth which has been supposed to mean that Sarama is the same as Ushas, the dawn, and that the cows represent the rays of the sun carried away by night.

2. The wife of Vibhishana, who attended upon Sita, and showed her great kindness when she was in captivity with Ravana.

3. In the Bhagavata Purana, Sarama is one of the daughters of Daksha, and the mother of wild animals.


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