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The 12 Adityas (Sun Gods)

 

The 12 Adityas

Ruling Month

Solar Month

Lunar Month

1

Dhata

March – April

Madhu

Chaitra

2

Aryama

April – May

Madhava

Vaishakha

3

Mitra

May – June

Shukra

Jyeshtha

4

Varuna

June – July

Suchi

Ashadha

5

Indra

July – August

Nabhas

Shravana

6

Vivasvan

Aug – Sept

Nabhasya

Bhadrapada

7

Tvashtha

Sept – Oct

Isha

Ashvina

8

Visnu

Oct – Nov

Urja

Karttika

9

Amshuman

Nov – Dec

Sahas

Margasirsha

10

Bhaga

Dec – Jan

Sahasya

Pushya

11

Pusha

Jan – Feb

Tapas

Magha

12

Parjanja

Feb – March

Tapasya

Phalguna

 

In each month of the year, it is a different aditya who shines. As Indra, Surya destroys the enemies of the gods. As Dhata, he creates living beings. As Parjanya, he showers down rain. As Tvashta, he lives in the trees and herbs. As Pusha, he makes foodgrains grow. As Aryama, he is in the wind. As Bhaga, he is in the body of all 0living beings. As Vivasvana, he is in fire and helps to cook food. As Visnu, he destroys the enemies of the gods. As Amshumana, he is again in the wind. As Varuna, Surya is in the waters and as Mitra, he is in the moon and in the oceans.