Ātreya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Atreya, Atreya, AAtreya


  1. receptacle of glory
  2. who presides over or crosses the three worlds
  3. a sage who had the power to journey across planets (Brd. Pur.). (fem: ātreyī):
  4. a woman who has experienced her menstrual cycles
  5. 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.).