Hindu sun god
Origin of SuryaSans, sun
- (Hinduism) The chief solar deity, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa and one of his wives Aditi, of Indra, or of Dyaus Pita (depending by the versions). Portrayed with golden arms and hair, Surya drives through the heaven in his triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses or one horse with seven heads, which represent the seven colours of the rainbow or the seven chakras.
- A male given name used in India.
From Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya, “the sun or its deity”).
- Alternative spelling of Surya.