1. A non-classical avatāra of the Hindu god Viṣṇu. He is worshipped in traditions influenced by the Pañcarātra (e.g. among the Śrī-Vaiṣṇavas). Envisaged as primordial teacher, he has absorbed features of the Buddha.
2. A demon of Hindu mythology who stole the Vedas and was killed by Viṣṇu.
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