(Last Updated on : 29/03/2010)
According to the Rig Veda, Divodasa is a king, who coveted one of the hundred impregnable cities of the black-skinned Sambara. It is said that Indra hurled Sambara from the mountain and he destroyed ninetynine cities and gave the hundredth to Divodasa.
Again, Divodasa is the name of a king of Kasi (Benaras), who was the son of Bhimaratha. There are some curious legends related with this prince. It is said that Shiva and Parvati desired to occupy Kasi, which Divodasa possessed. So, they sent a teacher named Nikumbha to lead the prince to the adoption of Buddhist doctrines. As a result, Divodasa was expelled from the sacred city and rounded another on the banks of the Gomti. But, as per another legend, Divodasa took a city on that river from the family Bhadrasrenya.
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