From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- devouring; overcoming
- progressing, prosperous, powerful
- one of the mind-born sons of Brahmā who wasthe composer of some of the Vedic hymns, the husband of Anasuyā, the father of sages Dattātreya, Durvāsā and Candra or Soma; the name of one of the sages present as one of the stars in the Saptarşimandala (circle of seven seers), or the Ursa Major constellation in the first and the seventh (present) manvantaras, or time-cycles.