From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
- companion; mate
- the sun
- one of the twelve Ādityas (sons of Kaśyapa and Aditi) who represents the values of honour, nobility, chivalry, arsitrocracy and social rules, who rules over the cosmic body, is an embodiment of the sun as the cosmic eye (Ŗ. Veda); the deity who presides over the Nakşatra Uttarāphālguni (V.B. Sańhitā).