Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Vivasvant - The Sun God


विवस्वन्त्

Vivasvant is the Sun God. He is identified with Surya, but in some stories, appears distinct from him. According to the Rig Veda, he married to Saranyu, the daughter of Tvashta. He is the father of Manu, who is also known as Vaivasvatha Manu. Manu is the progenitor of the solar dynasty.

The twins Yama and Yami are his children. The Rig Veda hints that the twin Ashwinis are his children.


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