From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Drsadvata, DRsadvata, Drrishadvata
- like stone or rock
- hard; firm; resolute
- the father of Vārańgī (M. Bh.) (fem: dŗşadvatī):
- a river flowing into the ancient, extinct river Sārasvatī (Ŗ. Veda); the wife of Viśvāmitra and mother of Aşţaka (Hv. Pur.); the wife of Divodāsa (Hv. Pur.); the mother of Prasenjit (Hv. Pur.); the wife of Nŗpa and mother of Śibi Auśinara (Hv. Pur.); andother name for Durgā.