Hindu Mythology

The colorful deities and demons of India...

SURYA

Hindu Sun God

Golden-haired Sun God and Lord of the Dawn

In Vedic mode he is the sunny son of Dyaus and known as The Shiner.

He seems to be a happy chappy and has a one-wheeled chariot driven by Aruṇa and a horse with seven heads. Or it may be seven horses creating a blurring effect moving at speed. It’s very hard to tell from down here.

He has however the ability to keep us all totally confused and guessing, because he does a Hindu mode where he is son of Brahma, if it isn’t Kasyapa and Aditi.

He also claims another persona as a daughter of Sâvitrî. We think he is very fond of making up stories. There is another one where he becomes a stallion.

Still he does very sunny things despite his compulsive fibbing. So let’s just enjoy the sunshine.

Surya Facts and Figures

Name: Surya
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1130

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

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