Dadhyanch (Dadhica, Dadhicha) In Hindu mythology, a sage who was taught certain sciences by Indra but was not allowed to pass on his knowledge to anyone else without punishment. However, Dadhyanch gave some of the knowledge to the Aswins, the twin gods. When Indra discovered this he set out to cut off Dadhyanch’s head. The Aswins, however, removed Dadhyanch’s head and replaced it with a horse’s head. When Indra cut off Dadhyanch’s horse head, the Aswins then replaced it with Dadhyanch’s real head.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante