From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- shining; luminous; resplendent
- majestic; heavenly
- the king of Madra who was the father of Vijayā and the father-in-law of the youngest Pāndava Sahadeva (M. Bh.); a sage of the clan of Bhŗgu (Vi. Pur.); a son of the Ikşvāku king Madirāśva and the father of King Suvīra (M. Bh.); a Śālva king who was the father of Ŗcika (M. Bh.); a ŗşi associated with the 9th Manu Dakşa Sāvarņi (Bg. Pur.); a son of the 1st Manu Svāyambhuva (Hv. Pur.).