By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Uccaisravas, UccaiZravas, Uccaishravas
Uccaiśravas literally means ‘the horse whose ears are erect and high’.
This is a divine horse that emerged out of the Kṣīrasamudra at the time of its churning by the gods and the demons. Indra chose to accept it as his royal horse. It was pure white in color. The father of Satyavatī was also known as Uccaiśravas.
- Kṣīrasamudra is milk-ocean.
- Bhāgavata 8.8
- Satyavatī is the queen of the king Śantanu.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore