Agnidhara

Agnidhara ruled Jambudvipa. He and the apsara Purvachitti hat nine sons Nabhi, Kimpurusha, Hari, Ilavrita, Ramyaka, Hiranyaka, Kuru, Bhadra, Ketumala. Therefore he divided Jambudvipa into nine regions (varsha).

The sons married Meru’s daughters Merudevi, Pratirupa, Ugradanshtri, Lata, Ramya, Shyama, Nari, Bhadra, Devaviti.

 

Adri

Achala, Adri, Giri, Parvat, Saila are terms for mountain.

Achala

Achala, Adri, Giri, Parvat, Saila are terms for mountain.

Akshayavat

The imperishable banyan tree.

After dissolution of the universe, Markandeya found himself alone in the infinite waters, nowhere he could see a resting place. At last he saw a banyan tree in the distance, and beneath it a dark boy was resting.

Anuvinda and Vinda

Sons of King Jayasena and Rajadhidevi, brothers of Mitravinda. They fought on the site of the Kauravas in the Mahabharata war.

Araja

Daughter of Shukra, older sister of Devayani.

She was raped by King Dandaka, Shukra destroyed Dandaka’s land by letting it dry up. After millions of years it was known as Dandaka forest.

Ashtavaidya

Eight (ashta) doctors. Families from Kerala, appointed by Parashurama to take care of the people.

Alathiyur Nambi
Palanellippurath Thaikkatt Mooss
Elayidath Thaikkatt Mooss
Kuttancherry Mooss
Vayaskara Mooss
Chirattamon Mooss
Velluttu Mooss
Pulamanthol Mooss

Read about Ashtavaidyas here
https://www.namboothiri.com/articles/ashtavaidyans.htm

About Alathur Nambi here
https://keralamythology.blogspot.com/2014/12/alathoor-nambi-legend-of-kerala-ayurveda.html

About Vayaskara Moos here
http://keralamythology.blogspot.com/2014/12/vayaskra-mooss.html

Akavur Chattan

A sage from Kerala, one of Vararuchi’s children.

Read about Akavur Chattan here
https://keralamythology.blogspot.com/2014/01/akavoor-chathan-and-legend-of-ochira.html

Aryamba and Shivaguru

Mother and father of Shankara.

Amnaya Matha/Pitham

See Dashanami Sampradaya.