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वसुदेव (vasudevam

  1. (Hinduism) Name of the father of Krishna (he was the son of शूर, a descendant of यदु of the lunar line, and was also called आनक-दुन्दुभि q.v., because at his birth the gods, foreseeing that विष्णु would take a human form in his family, sounded the drums of heaven for joy ; he was a brother of Kunti, the mother of the पण्डु princes, who were thus cousins of कृष्ण) MBh. Hariv. BhP. &c.