Hindu - A seer. Son of Atharvan. He was taught much divine knowledge by Indra who made him promise never to reveal it. He nevertheless passed on the knowledge to the Aswins who, to foil Indra's threat of decapitation, cut off Dadhica's head and put a horse's head in its place. When the enraged god cut off the horse's head, the Aswins replaced the original. Some say that his bones were used to make Indra's thunderbolt, the vajra. Also identified as Dadhica, Dadhyanch, Dadhyanch, Dadhyancha, Dadhyancha, Dadhyanch(a) or Dadhyanch(a).

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