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Goddess of Night
Affiliation Devi
Abode Sun
Planet Moon
Mantra Om Ratraya Namah
Personal information
Consort Surya
Children Revanta
Siblings Ushas,Nindra, Chandra
Greek equivalent Nyx
Roman equivalent Nox

Ratri, often also called Ratridevi, is the goddess of night in the Vedas and the mythology of India and Hinduism. She is sister of Nindra, Ushas, the Vedic goddess of Dawn and wife of Lord Surya.

Her name means nighttime in Indian languages like Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.


The goddess Ratri is a minor character in Roger Zelazny's science fiction novel Lord of Light, who encounters and aids the protagonist in his battle against the other gods.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions (ISBN 81-208-0379-5) by David Kinsley