Āryaman

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Aryaman, Aryaman, AAryaman


Āryaman literally means ‘destroyer of foes’.

Āryaman or Āryamā is one of the Vedic deities mentioned as an aspect of Āditya, the sun. He is the third among the twelve Adityas. Mythological lore describes him as a son of the sage Kaśyapa and his wife Aditi and as the chief of pitṛs or manes.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore