From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- born of water, born in the ocean.
- lotus, conch, pearl; coral
- another name for the Moon, and the thunderbolt of Indra; the Indian Oak (Barringtonia acutangula); (fem: ambujā): another name for Lakşmī, who emerged out of the cosmic ocean during the churning of the ocean by the devas and asuras.