vicitravīrya विचित्रवीर्य

Definition: m. "of marvellous heroism", Name of a celebrated king of the lunar race (the son of śāṃtanu- by his wife satya-vatī-, and so half-brother of bhīṣma-;when he died childless, his mother requested vyāsa-, whom she had borne before her marriage to the sage parāśara-, to raise up issue to vicitra-vīrya-;so vyāsa- married the two widows of his half-brother, ambikā- and ambālikā-, and by them became the father of dhṛta-rāṣṭra- and pāṇḍu-; see )

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: IW. 375 ; 376, MBh., Hariv., Pur.
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