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UDAYANA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]
1. A prince of the Lunar race, and son of Sahasranika, who is the hero of a popular story. He was king of Vatsa, and is commonly called Vatsaraja. His capital was Kausambi. Vasavadatta, princess of Ujjayini, saw him in a dream and fell in love with him. He was decoyed to that city, and their kept in captivity by the king, Chandasena; but when he was set at liberty by the minister, he carried off Vasavadatta from her father and a rival suitor.
2. A name of Agastya.

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