From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. possessing the seed (of life); the owner and giver of the seed
  2. cosmic creator
  3. another name for the sun;
  4. 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).

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