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God of Water
Member of the Pancha Bhoota

  • Affiliation Ādityas
  • Deva Abode<
  • Jalloka, Ocean
  • Mantra Om Varunaaya Namah
  • Weapon noose
  • Mount Makara

Personal informationEdit

  • Consort Varuni
  • Parents Kashyapa, Aditi
  • Siblings Agni, Vayu, Indra, Samudra, Brihaspati

In the Hindu Puranas, Varuna is the god of oceans, his vehicle is a Makara (part fish, sea creature) and his weapon is a Pasha (noose, rope loop). He is the guardian deity of the western direction. In some texts, he is the father of god Brahma and of Vedic sage Vasishtha.

Varuna (/ˈvɜːrʊnə, ˈvɑːrə-/; IAST: Varuṇa वरुण, Malay: Baruna) is a Vedic deity associated first with sky, later with waters as well as with Ṛta (justice) and Satya (truth). He is found in the oldest layer of Vedic literature of Hinduism, such as the hymn 7.86 of the Rigveda. He is also mentioned in the Tamil grammar work Tolkāppiyam, as the god of sea and rain.

Varuna is found in Buddhism, for example as Suiten in Japanese Buddhist mythology. He is also found in Jainism.

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