From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. four limbed; with four parts or organs
  2. a king of the Añga dynasty who was the son of Hemapāda and the father of Pŗthulākşa (A. Pur.); an army consisting of four sections, namely the infantry, the cavalry, the elephant brigade, and the charioteers; an ancient dice game of India based on the formations and tactical movements of the previously mentioned four-sectioned army, which is the common ancestor of games like chess, and other similar games of the Far East like Shogi, Xiangqi and Janggi.