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सहस्रपाद

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
सहस्र—पाद  m. m.th°-footed’ or ‘th°-rayed’, the sun, [L.]
a sort of dock, [L.]
N. of विष्णु, [L.]

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
सहस्रपाद  m.  (-दः)
1. The sun.
2. VISHṆU.
3. A sort or duck.
E. सहस्र a thousand, and पाद a foot.

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
SAHASRAPĀDA (SAHASRAPĀT)   
1) General.
A maharṣi, who was transformed into a serpent by the curse of Khagama, another maharṣi. But a talk with King Ruru restored him to his former self. (For details see under Ruru, para 4).
2) Other information.
Ruru desired to get some information about serpent yajña from Sahasrapāt, who answered the former that he would hear the story of Āstīka from brahmins and then disappeared. [Ādi Parva, Chapter 12, Verse 3].

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