: Son of Arjuna and Subhadra who was married to Uttara, daughter of King Virata.
Acharya : Teacher or Guru.
Achuta : A synonym of Sri Krishna.
Adhiratha : Karna's foster-father.
Agastya : A great sage whose life-story the Pandavas learnt while on pilgrimage to
holy places is wife Lopamudra was equally a great sage in her own right.
Agnihotra : A sacrifice to God Agni.
Airavata : Indra's elephant.
Ajatasatru : Having no enemy: friend of all born things: an epithet of Yudhishthira.
Akshayapatra : A wonderful vessel given to Yudhishthira by the Sun god which held a
never-failing supply of food.
Alambasa : A Rakshasa friend of Duryo- dhana who had joined his forces but Satyaki
compelled him to flee from the battlefield.
Amrit : Ambrosia, the food of the gods, which makes the partaker immortal.
Anga : Mlechchha kings a Kaurava supporter.
Arani : An upper and a lower piece of wood used for producing lire by attrition.
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.
Ashtavakra : A towering scholar while still in his teens.