Asiknī

(‘the non-white one’)

One of the rivers often mentioned in the Ṛgveda, it has been identified with the modern Chenab river in the Punjab. The same river was also called Candra-bhāgā in later literature.

According to the Hindu purāṇas, Asiknī (or Vīriṇī) was the daughter of Pañcajana Brahmā (also known as Vīraṇa) and was married to Dakṣa. She bore him sons called Haryaśvas (who were 10,000 in number) and Śabalāśvas (who were 1000) and sixty daughters.