From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Atreya, Atreya, AAtreya
- receptacle of glory
- who presides over or crosses the three worlds
- a sage who had the power to journey across planets (Brd. Pur.). (fem: ātreyī):
- a woman who has experienced her menstrual cycles
- daughter of the sage Atri and the wife of Ańgiras the son of Agni who became the river Paruşņī (Brd. Pur.); wife of Ūru the son of Manu and the mother of the Ŗşis Kratu and Ańgiras (A. Pur.).