From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- possessing the seed (of life); the owner and giver of the seed
- cosmic creator
- another name for the sun;
- a man who sires the child of a woman who is not his wife, but of a different man, i.e., the biological father of a child whose socially & legally recognized father is a different person (M. Samhitā).