From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

The Atharvaveda Samhitā[1] uses the word skambha to indicate the Highest Being beyond even Brahmā. Literally it means the One who is the support and basis of the whole universe.


  1. Atharvaveda Samhitā 10.7
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore