vasudeva वसुदेव

Definition: m. Name of the father of kṛṣṇa- (he was the son of śūra-, a descendant of yadu- of the lunar line, and was also called ānaka-dundubhi- q.v,because at his birth the gods, foreseeing that viṣṇu- would take a human form in his family, sounded the drums of heaven for joy;he was a brother of kuntī- or pṛthā-, the mother of the paṇḍu- princes, who were thus cousins of kṛṣṇa-;See 1. kṛṣṇa-) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: MBh., Hariv., BhP.
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