From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asţavasu, Asţavasu, Ashţavasu

  1. the eight Vasus
  2. a group of eight semi-divine beings who were the sons of Dharma, who was the son of Vasu, who in turn was the daughter of Dakşa. Different lists are found in different sources, namely: