Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

ÂDITYAS

Hindu Sun Gods

Also known as Adityas

Solar Gods in charge of important Heavenly matters

These are the sunny sons of Aditi. Their names are: Varuna (the boss), Ansa, Aryaman, Bhaga, Daksha, Mitra and Surya. Each Aditya takes it in turn to be in charge of the sun for a month.

Later on some pedantic smart-ass decided there should be another five — DHATOR, Indra, Mitra, Sâvitrî, and Vivasvan — to make a full calendar of twelve months. How utterly boring.

Âdityas Facts and Figures

Name: Âdityas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Adityas

Gender: Male
Type: Gods
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 995

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page