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Showing posts with label Adityas. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Pushan Among The Adityas In Hindu Mythology?


An aditya (minor deity) who attends the sacrifice sponsored by the demigod Daksha in Hindu mythology.

The sacrifice is a failure because Daksha insults Shiva by failing to invite him to the event.

When Sati, Daksha's daughter and Shiva's wife, inquires about Shiva's exclusion, Daksha insults her in front of the whole party.

Sati commits suicide, ashamed and mortified.

When Shiva discovers this, he summons his ghastly henchmen and destroys the sacrifice completely.

Many of the visitors are injured or humiliated in the process, and Pushan's teeth are damaged and lost.

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Pagan Religions - Terms And Concepts - Who Is ADITI? Who are the ADITYAS?


Aditi is an abstract deity in Vedic Hinduism whose name means 'boundlessness.'

A set of gods in Hinduism who are all Aditi's sons. 

  • Varuna is the most significant of them, with Mitra, Aryaman, Bhaga, Daksa, Amas, Dhatar, Indra, Vivasvant, Martanda, Surya, and Vishnu as his personified characteristics.

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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Are The Adityas Or Aditya?


A set of twelve heavenly sons born to the sage Kashyapa and his wife Aditi, from whom these sons receive their collective name, in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. 

  • Dhata, Aryama, Mitra, Shakra (Indra), Varuna, Amsha, Bhaga, Vivasvan (Surya), Pushan, Savitr, Tvashtr, and Vishnu are the names of the twelve. 
  • Several of these gods are mentioned in the Vedic religious texts, and Vishnu subsequently rose to prominence as one of the most prominent Hindu gods. 
  • On the one hand, the Adityas represent the Hindu belief that heavenly creatures (devas) are similar to humans in many ways, despite the fact that they are more powerful and dwell in a separate realm, the heavens. 
  • On the other hand, they show how Hindu tradition has evolved through time. 

Vishnu is one of many celestial creatures among the Adityas who are all susceptible to birth, death, and the operation of karma, while in his later form as the Supreme Being, he is believed not only to be beyond all of these forces, but also to have power over them. 

  • The sun is represented by the twelve Adityas in each of the twelve months of the year. 
  • These twelve Adityas are each associated with a different zodiac sign in at least one of the Puranas.

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