From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- wealth; splendour; power; fortune; the 6 qualities or “powers”, namely: divinity; wealth, beauty; knowledge; fame and strength/valour
- dispenser (of boons); lord; patron; the female vagine or vulva
- a son of Kaśyapa and Aditī (Bhāg. Pur.); one of the 11 Rudras (Ŗg Veda); the Sun; the Moon; the regent of the Uttara Phālgunī nakşatra (V. Bŗ. Samhitā); the dispenser of boons and the husband of Siddhi (M.Bh.).