From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar and Himanshu Bhatt

  1. Place for oblations or worship by priests
  2. A sage born from Brahmā who acquired Agni from the sea and the husband of Śānti and Citti;[1] the name of the fourth Veda also known as Ātharvāńgirasa. Also spelled ‘atharvaņa’.
  3. The son of Atharva, Dadich Ṛṣi married Sarasvati Devi and hence was born Ṛṣi Sārasvata,[2] from whom the Sarasvatā Brahmans descends.


  1. Atharvaveda
  2. Gods, Heroes and their Story Tellers: Intangible cultural heritage of South India By V. Hari Saravanan