Is mentioned with Satayātu and Vasistha in the Rigvedic hymn celebrating Sudās’ victory over the ten kings. According to the Nirukta he was a son of Vasistha, but the Epic version makes him a son of śakti and grandson of Vasistha. Geldner thinks that he is mentioned in the Rigveda along with Satayātu, perhaps his uncle, and his grandfather Vasistha, as the three sages who approached Indra and won his favour for Sudās. He is erroneously credited with the authorship of certain hymns of the Rigveda by the Anukramanī (Index).
noun (masculine) a crusher (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a particular wild animal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
destroyer (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a Nāga (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Kuṭhumi (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a son of Vasiṣṭha or of a son of Vasiṣṭha's son Śakti (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of several writers on medicine and astrology etc. (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of the author of a well-known code of laws (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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