By Jit Majumdar
- one who gives, accepts and protects
- a king who donates generously, recives taxes from his subjects and in turn protects them
- a famous monarch of the Ikşvāku dynasty regarded as among the noblest, the son of Ańśumāna, the husband of Sudakşinā and the father of Bhagiratha and Raghu (V. Rām.).