A term of affection (Radiant One) used by Pañcasikha in addressing Suriyavaccasā. DN.ii.265


One of the ten ancient seers who conducted great sacrifices and were versed in Vedic lore. The others being Aṭṭhaka, Vāmaka, Vāmadeva, Vessāmitta, Yamataggi, Bhāradvāja, Vāseṭṭha, Kassapa and Bhagu. The list occurs in several places. Vin.i.245 AN.iii.224 MN.ii.169 MN.ii.200

The same ten are also mentioned as being composers and reciters of the Vedas. DN.i.238