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Aditya Names

The Adityas are divine intelligence. They supervise and maintain the cosmic evolutionary process. In the full Indian system there are 12 Adityas, 8 Vasus, 11 Rudras, and 2 Ashwinis which together make up the root number 33. Simplified versions have 2, 3, 6, 7 or 8 Adityas.

The 12 adityas by association lead to the notion of chakra 12 in music being Aditya.


The sun is also described as the Aditya and has 3 wives (+ 1 Shadow Wife: Chaya):

Sanjna
Vaivasvata Manu
Yama
Yamuna
Ragyi
Raivat
Prabha
Prabhat
Chaya (Chhaya)
Savarni Manu
Sani (Saturn)
Vishti
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Variant versions of the stories of the sun are found under:
Aditya
Visvasvan
Surya
Shiva





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