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By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Airavata, AirAvata, Airaavata
- pertaining to Irāvatī; as fast as the wind
- the king of the elephants, the son of Irāvatī, a descendant of Kaśyapa, the mount of Indra and one of the eight elephants guarding the universe (M. Bh.); a serpent son of Kaśyapa and Kadru whose descendant Ulūpi married by Arjuna and gave birth to Irāvāna (M. Bh.); an asura killed by Kŗşņa (M. Bh.).