From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asura, Asura, AAsura

  1. pertaining to asura(s)
  2. a kind of marriage, where the father of the bride gives away the daughter to a man who can give the satisfactory (to the father) amount of wealth to the bride and her family (M. Sańhitā).