Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Varuna - The Waters


Varuna is the lord of the waters and one of the principal Devas. He is one of the Adityas, a son of Aditi and sage Kashyapa. The first references to him appear in the Rig Veda, where he is more often addressed as the part of the dual Mitra-Varuna. In later texts, Mitra disappears, leaving only Varuna.

He is also the lord of justice, and of oaths. He controls all the waters in the ocean and lakes and rivers. He is often depicted as carrying a noose, called VarunaPasha in his hand, with which he punishes evildoers.

Last Modified At: Sat Nov 6 00:18:03 2004