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Ka – Vedic God Identified with Prajapati

Ka is one of the names of Prajapati, a Vedic God. The reference to the deity is found in the famous Hiranyagarphasukta (Rig Veda X.121). Why Prajapati is known as Ka is mentioned in a story in the Aitareya Brahmana by Acharya Sayana.

Prajapati is known as Ka because of his unexplainable nature.

Some of the other explanations:

Ka is derived from root ‘kam’ which means to desire. According to this derivation Prajapati is called ‘Ka’ because he has a constant desire for creation.

Another derivation of Ka is from root ‘kam’ which means to make happy. Prajapati is said to give happiness to all creatures.

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