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Ghosha was mentioned in the Rigveda several times. She was born from a fine lineage of sages. Her grandfather was the maharishi Drigata and her father was Kakshivan. As a child she contracted leprosy, and consequently no one would marry her. Consequently, she studied and practiced great austerities and became a great magician (tapasvini). However, her greatest accomplishment was a hymn in praise of the Asvins, the twin physicians of the devas. Greatly flattered, the Asvins cured her of leprosy. Then she married.