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  1. place for oblations; worship by priests
  2. a sage born from Brahmā who acquired Agni from the sea and the husband of Śānti and Citti; (A. Veda.); the name of the fourth Veda also known as Ātharvāńgirasa. Also spelled ‘atharvaņa’.
    • The son of Atharva, Dadich Rishi married Sarasvati Devi, and hence was born Rishi Sarasvata[1], from whom the Sarasvata Brahmans descend


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