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By Swami Harshananda

Vaivasvata literally means ‘son of Vivasvān’.

Āditya, the Sun-god, is known as Vivasvān. His wife was Saiṅjñā. Vaivasvata was their son. He is also known as Vaivasvata-manu and Srāddhadeva. He is the seventh in the series of Manus. It is his rule, called Manvantara, that is going on now.


References

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