Definitions for varunaˈvɜr ʊ nə, ˈvɑr ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Var•u•naˈvɜr ʊ nə, ˈvɑr ə-(n.)

  1. the Vedic god of natural and moral law.

    Category: Eastern Religions

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Varuna(noun)

    in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world

Wiktionary

  1. Varuna(ProperNoun)

    A god of the sky, of rain and of the celestial ocean, as well as a god of law and of the underworld.

  2. Varuna(ProperNoun)

    One of the Kuiper belt objects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Varuna(noun)

    the god of the waters; the Indian Neptune. He is regarded as regent of the west, and lord of punishment, and is represented as riding on a sea monster, holding in his hand a snaky cord or noose with which to bind offenders, under water

Freebase

  1. Varuna

    In Vedic religion, Varuna or Waruna, is a god of the sky, of water and of the celestial ocean, as well as a god of law and of the underworld. A crocodile named Makara is his mount. In Hindu mythology, Varuna continued to be considered the god of all forms of the water element, particularly the oceans.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Varuna

    in the Hindu mythology the god of the luminous heavens, viewed as embracing all things and as the primary source of all life and every blessing. "In connection with no other god," says M. Barth, "is the sense of the divine majesty and of the absolute dependence of the creature expressed with the same force. We must go to the Psalms to find similar accents of adoration and supplication." He was the prototype of the Greek Uranus, the primeval father of gods and men.

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