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savitR

Savitr Power of Words Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary: savitR m. a stimulator , rouser , vivifier (applied to Tvashtri) RV. N. of a sun-deity (accord. to Naigh. belonging to the atmosphere as well as to heaven ; and sometimes in the Veda identified with , at other times distinguishead from Surya , the Sun , being conceived of and personified as the divine influence and vivifying power of the sun , while Surya is the more concrete conception ; accord. to Say. the sun before rising is called Savitri , and after rising till its setting Surya ; eleven whole hymns of the RV. and parts of others [e.g. i , 35 ; ii , 38 ; iii , 62 , 10-12 &c.] are devoted to the praise of Savitiri he has golden hands , arms , hair &c. he is also reckoned among the Adityas [q.v.] , and is even worshipped as of all creatures, supporting the world and delivering his votaries from sin ; the celebrated verse RV. iii , 62 , 10 , called {gAyatrI} and {sAvitrI} [qq.vv.] is addressed to him) R the orb of the sun (in its ordinary form) or its god (his wife is Prisni) N. of one of the 28 Vyasas of Siva or Indra Calotrcpis Gigantea {-trI}) f. see below.
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