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Goddess of Clouds and Dusk
Surya with consorts Saranyu (Sandhya) and Chhaya
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Sandhya (Saraṇyū), Saranya, or Saraniya (also known as Sanjana, Sangya, Randal, Ravi Randal) is the wife of Surya, the twin of Trisiras, and the goddess of clouds in Hindu mythology, the mother of Revant 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.

saranyu give birth twins in her horse form

Saraṇyū is the female form of the adjective saraṇyú, meaning "quick, fleet, nimble", used for rivers and wind in the Rigveda (compare also Sarayu).

Saranyu has been described as "the swift-speeding storm cloud".[1]

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  1. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Erinyes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 745.
  • Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions (ISBN 81-208-0379-5) by David Kinsley