rparimi at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 14:59:18 CST 2006
In Aruna prashna of the taittiriya aranyaka, at various places, there
are verses describing the solar system, aditya and aditi. A part of a
certain anuvaka mentions aditi and the 8 sons she had. I gathered this
from a book that contained translations of all verses of Aruna
It is possible that the Aruna Prashna may answer all of your questions..
I think Sun's name Aditya is derived from his mother's name - Aditi.
I think this is some construction in Sanskrit where such derivations
are possible. For e.g, kounteya = son of kunti.
Hope this helps,
On 1/19/06, savithri devaraj <savithri_devaraj at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I would appreciate any help on this question from the
> list members.
> Our balavihar class this past Sunday was all about
> Sun, uttarAyana, Sankranthi, etc. A question came up
> as we were discussing the names of Sun god - What is
> the story behind Sun being called Aditya?
> All I know is that Aditi and Sage Kasyapa were parents
> to all life forms including the 12 adityas. I believe
> there must be more details to this either in the vedas
> or the purANas. I appreciate any help.
> [Hope it is within the scope of the list?]
> Thanks in advance,
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