Savitr

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Sanskrit सवितृ ‎(savitṛ, stimulator, rouser, vivifier).

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Savitr

  1. (Hinduism) A solar deity (Deva) and one of the Adityas. He is sometimes identified with, and at other times distinguished from, the chief Sun deity Surya.
    • 2003, Malati J. Shendge, The Civilized Demons: The Harappans in Rigveda, Abhinav Publications, ISBN 8170170648, p. 319:
      However, Savitṛ represents, as has been rightly pointed out by Sāyaṇa, the natural phenomenon of the setting and rising sun, whereas Sūrya represents the sun after it is risen and before it approaches the setting frame.

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