but Uddālaka names him Aṣṭāvakra, with the meanings as explained here.
On hearing about his real father Kahola from Sujātā, Aṣṭāvakra thanks Śvetaketu for awakening him.
In the seventh canto, when Aṣṭāvakra enters Mithilā,
Aṣṭāvakra and Śvetaketu grow up like brothers,
Sītā bows down to the Guru of her father and Aṣṭāvakra blesses her.
Aṣṭāvakra is constantly worried about how he would
Uddālaka says that with the success of Aṣṭāvakra, the disabled will no longer be
At the end, Aṣṭāvakra, inspired by the sage Vasiṣṭha,
determined action are the ways to get out of a difficulty, and Aṣṭāvakra is resolute that he will get out of his predicament too.