Twelve Aditya in Hindu Mythology

  • Vedic theology talks about seven sons of Goddess Aditi and Sage Kashayap. These seven Aditiyas are major deities in the Vedic theology.

Rigveda of Vedic theology says that, Adityas or sons of Âditi are celestial deities and are in total seven,

  1. Varun
  2. Mitra
  3. Surya
  4. Chandra
  5. Kaamdev
  6. Agni
  7. Indra
  • Abode of aditya is said to be heaven or golden city of Amravati above the sky.

In the Bhagavata Purana, the names of 12 Adityas are given as:

  1. Vishnu (The head of all the Adityas)
  2. Aryaman
  3. Indra
  4. Tvashtha
  5. Varuna
  6. Dhata
  7. Bhaga
  8. Parjanya
  9. Vivasvan
  10. Amshuman
  11. Mitra
  12. Pushya.

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