From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Uccaisravas, UccaiZravas, Uccaishravas

Uccaiśravas literally means ‘the horse whose ears are erect and high’.

This is a divine horse that emerged out of the Kṣīrasamudra[1] at the time of its churning by the gods and the demons. Indra chose to accept it as his royal horse.[2] It was pure white in color. The father of Satyavatī[3] was also known as Uccaiśravas.


  1. Kṣīrasamudra is milk-ocean.
  2. Bhāgavata 8.8
  3. Satyavatī is the queen of the king Śantanu.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore