According to the Rig Vedas, Lord Agni is the revered as the leader and messenger of Gods and is known to impart divine knowledge. Agni Dev is also known to be the acceptor of sacrifices. The Sanskrit term Agni denotes fire and can be effectively combined with other words like Sun and Lightning. Ancient scriptures state that Agni Dev dwells in or rises from the water. Other aspects and epithets of Agni comprise of Bharata, Matarishvan, or Jatavedas.