|Goddess of Clouds|
Surya with consorts Saranyu (Sanjna) and Chhaya
Saranya (Saraṇyū) or Saraniya (also known as Saranya, Sanjna, Sangya, Randal) is the wife of Surya, and the goddess of clouds in Hindu mythology, the mother of Revanta and the twin Asvins (the Indian Dioscuri). She is also the mother of Manu, and of the twins Yama and Yami. According to Farnell, the meaning of the epithet is to be sought in the original conception of Erinys, which was akin to Ge.
- 1ab tváṣṭā duhitré vahatúṃ kṛṇotîtīdáṃ víśvam bhúvanaṃ sám eti1
- 1cd yamásya mātâ paryuhyámānā mahó jāyâ vívasvato nanāśa
- 2ab ápāgūhann amŕtām mártyebhyaḥ kṛtvî sávarṇām adadur vívasvate
- 2cd utâśvínāv abharad yát tád âsīd ájahād u dvâ mithunâ saraṇyûḥ
- Tvastar prepares the bridal of his Daughter: all the world hears the tidings and assembles.
- But Yama's Mother, Spouse of great Vivasvat, vanished as she was carried to her dwelling.
- From mortal men they hid the Immortal Lady, made one like her and gave her to Vivasvat.
- Saranyu brought to him the Asvin brothers, and then deserted both twinned pairs of children.
- Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions (ISBN 81-208-0379-5) by David Kinsley
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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