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    Ancient and Vedic Names "A" - Hindu Mythology

    Abhimanyu

    Arjuna's son with Subhadra who married Uttara, daughter of King Virata.

    Acharya

    Guru or Teacher.

    Achuta

    Another name os Sri Krishna meaning imperishable.

    Adhiratha

    Karna's foster-father.

    Adi Shankara

    The first Hindu philosopher who consolidated the principles of the Advaita Vedanta.

    Aditi

    A goddess of the sky, consciousness, the past, the future and fertility.

    Advaita

    A school of Hindu philosophy often called a monistic or non-dualistic system which refers to the indivisibility of the Self (Atman) from the Whole (Brahman).

    Agastya

    A great sage in mythilogy, his wife Lopamudra was equally a great sage in her own right. Agastya was born of both Gods, Mitra and Varuna, from Urvashi.

    Agneyastra

    Agneyastra is the fire weapon, incepted by God Agni, master of the flames.

    Agni

    Hindu fire god.

    Agnihotra

    A sacrifice to God Agni.

    Ahi

    Means snake.

    Airavata

    Lord Indra's white elephant.

    Ajatasatru

    Having no enemy, friend of all born things, an epithet for Yudhishthira.

    Akshayapatra

    A mythilogical vessel given to Yudhishthira by the Sun god which was never empty of food.

    Amaravati

    The city of Indra.

    Amarkantak

    The place from where the Narmada River, the Sone River and Johila River emerge.

    Amba, Ambika, Ambalika

    The three daughters of King of Benares, Eldest daughter Amba was in love with King Shalwa

    Amrit

    The food of the gods, which makes one immortal.

    Ananta

    The thousand headed snake, Adisesha. Author and commentator of Katyayana sutra.

    Andhaka

    Andhaka was the demon son of Shiva, and was created from a drop of his sweat. He was born blind. After birth, Andhaka was given to Hiranyaksha to be raised, as he had no sons. Later, Andhaka became the King of Hiranyaksha's Kingdom.

    Anga

    Mlechchha Kings, a Kaurava supporter.

    Angada

    Son of Vali. One of the Vanar in Lord Rama's army.

    Aniruddha

    Son of Pradyumna (a rebirth of Shatrughana who married with Charumati and Usha).

    Anjalika

    The greatest of Arjuna's arrows with which he slays Karna.

    Anjana

    Mother of Hanuman or Anjaneya.

    Anshumat

    A mighty chariot-fighter.

    Anusuya

    Sati Anusuya was wife of the sage Atri and mother of Dattatreya who is considered by some Hindus (in western India ) to be an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Siva.

    Apsaras

    Heavenly beauties, The dancers of Indra's court.

    Arjuna

    The third of Pandavas, son of Pandu.
    Artha

    Wealth, one of the objects of human life, the others being Dharma, (righteous- ness), Kama (satisfaction of desires), Moksha (spiritual salvation).

    Arundhati

    Wife of sage Vasishtha.

    Arya

    civilised, best.

    Asamanja

    Son of Sagra.

    Ashtavakra

    A towering scholar who is still in his teens.

    Ashta Lakshmi

    Eight aspects of goddess Lakshmi, symbolising eight sources of wealth.

    Ashvatthaman

    Son of Dronacharya and last supreme commander of the Kaurava force, strong as a horse.

    Ashvins

    The divine twins.

    Ashwapati

    Uncle of Bharata and Shatrughna.

    Ashwasena

    Five mighty arrows shot by Karna.

    Asita

    A sage who held that gambling was ruinous and should be avoided by all wise people.

    Asmaka

    A Kaurava warrior who attacked Abhimanyu.

    Astra

    A missile charged with power by a holy mantra.

    Atma

    The underlying metaphysical self, at times translated as spirit or soul.

    Ayodhya

    Unconquerable, The city in the country of Koshala. Rama's Kingdom.

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