Saranyu

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Saranyu
Goddess of clouds and dusk
Suryadeva.jpg
Surya with consorts Saranyu and Chhaya
Other namesSanjana,Sangna, Randal, Sauri and Ravi Randal
AffiliationDevi
Personal information
ConsortSurya
ChildrenRevanta
Ashvins
Shraddhadeva Manu
Yama
Yami
ParentsVishvakarman/Tvastar and Virocanā
SiblingsChhaya

Saranyu (Saraṇyū; Saranya) — also known as Sanjana, Sangna, Sauri, Randal and Ravi Randal — is a Hindu goddess (devi) and a daughter of Vishvakarman/Tvastar and Virocanā(daughter of Prahrāda was the wife of Tvastr).[1] Saranyu and her sister Chhaya are the wives of Lord Surya, the Hindu Sun god.

Children of Surya by Saranyu:

Name[edit]

Saraṇyū is the female form of the adjective saraṇyú, meaning "quick, fleet, nimble", used for rivers and wind in the Rigveda (compare also Sarayu). According to Farnell, the meaning of the epithet is to be sought in the original conception of Erinyes, which was akin to Gaia.

Saranyu has been described as "the swift-speeding storm cloud".[4]

In popular culture[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brahmanda Purana, III.59
  2. ^ Singh, Nagendra Kumar (1997). "Revanta in Puranic Literature and Art", Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, 44. Anmol Publications. str. 2605–19. ISBN 81-7488-168-9.
  3. ^ They are the divine twins sometimes compared to Castor and Pollux.
  4. ^ 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