Hindu - A merchant. Father of Lakshmindra. He refused to worship the snake goddess Manasa and she turned herself into a lovely maiden and married him, after which she reverted to her snake form and proceeded to ruin his livelihood, biting six of his sons and killing them. When his other son, Lakshmindra, married Behula, Chand built a steel house to keep them safe from Manasa but she slipped into the house on the wedding night and killed Lakshmindra. She restored him to life only when Chand finally agreed to worship her. Occasionally referred to as Chand.

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