From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Aruna, Aruna, Aruna
- red; golden; fiery; tawny; saffron
- the Sun at dawn; a son of Kaśyapa and Vinatā, the brother of Garuŕa, the husband of Śyenī and the father of Sampāti and Jaţāyu, who bécame the charioteer of Sūrya (V. Rām.); a son of Narakāsura who was killed by Kŗşņa (Bg. Pur.); the father of King Triśańku (D.B. Pur.).