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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Aruna, Aruna, Aruna

  1. red; golden; fiery; tawny; saffron
  2. 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.).