Dŗşadvata

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Drsadvata, DRsadvata, Drrishadvata


  1. like stone or rock
  2. hard; firm; resolute
  3. the father of Vārańgī (M. Bh.) (fem: dŗşadvatī):
  4. 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.