Ekacakra

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. one wheel; one disc
  2. a vehicle with only one wheel; the chariot of the Sun god, which has only one wheel
  3. a son of Kaśyapa and Danu; a semi-urban township in the district of Bīrbhum in modern West Bengal, where the Pāndavas along with their mother Kunti, had stayed for a few days after fleeing from Vāraņavata, and from where they got into marital alliance with the Pāñcālas through their marriage to Draupadī (M. Bh.); the same township is also known for being the birth place of the great mystic Avadhuta Nityānanda, the foremost companion of Caitanya Deva.