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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Suryanoun

    an important god of later Hinduism; the sun god or the sun itself worshipped as the source of warmth and light


  1. Suryanoun

    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.

  2. Suryanoun

    used in India.


  1. Surya

    Surya (;Sanskrit: सूर्य, IAST: Sūrya) is the sun as well as the solar deity in Hinduism. He is traditionally one of the major five deities in the Smarta tradition, all of whom are considered as equivalent deities in the Panchayatana puja and a means to realise Brahman. Other names of Surya in ancient Indian literature include Aditya, Arka, Bhanu, Savitr, Pushan, Ravi, Martanda, Mitra, Bhaskara, Prabhakara, Kathiravan, and Vivasvan.The iconography of Surya is often depicted riding a chariot harnessed by horses, often seven in number which represent the seven colours of visible light, and the seven days of the week. During the medieval period, Surya was worshipped in tandem with Brahma during the day, Shiva at noon, and Vishnu in the evening. In some ancient texts and art, Surya is presented syncretically with Indra, Ganesha, and others. Surya as a deity is also found in the arts and literature of Buddhism and Jainism. In the Mahabharata and Ramayana, Surya is represented as the spiritual father of Rama and Karna (protagonists of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, respectively). Surya was a primary deity in veneration by the characters of the Mahabharata and Ramayana, along with Shiva.Surya is depicted with a Chakra, also interpreted as Dharmachakra. Surya is the lord of Simha (Leo), one of the twelve constellations in the zodiac system of Hindu astrology. Surya or Ravi is the basis of Ravivara, or Sunday, in the Hindu calendar. Major festivals and pilgrimages in reverence for Surya include Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Samba Dashami, Ratha Saptami, Chath puja, and Kumbha Mela.He is particularly venerated in the Saura tradition found in Indian states such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Odisha. Having survived as a primary deity in Hinduism longer than any most of the original Vedic deities, the worship of Surya declined greatly around the 13th century, perhaps as a result of the Muslim destruction of Sun temples in North India. New Sun temples virtually ceased to be built, and some were later repurposed to a different deity. A number of important Surya temples remain, but most are no longer in worship. In certain aspects, Surya has tended to be merged with the prominent deities of Vishnu or Shiva, or seen as subsidiary to them.


  1. surya

    In Hinduism, Surya is the solar deity, the god of the sun. He is considered a symbol of divine light, wisdom, and eternal life. He is typically depicted riding in a chariot driven by seven horses or a single horse with seven heads. Surya is also the name given to the sun in various Indian languages. Additionally, Surya can be a male given name in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.


  1. Surya

    Surya Suraya or Phra Athit is the chief solar deity in Hinduism. The term Surya also refers to the Sun, in general. Surya is the chief of the Navagraha, Indian "Classical planets" and important elements of Hindu astrology. He is often depicted riding a chariot harnessed by seven horses or one horse with seven heads, which represent the seven colours of the rainbow or the seven chakras. He also presides over Sunday. Surya is regarded as the Supreme Deity by Saura sect, which is now a very small following. Smartas worship him as one of the five primary forms of God. Surya as the Sun is worshipped at dawn by most Hindus and has many temples dedicated to him across India. He also enjoys worship as a part of the Navagraha. He is especially worshipped in the Hindu festivals of Ratha Saptami, Makar Sankranti, Chhath and Samba Dashami.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surya

    sōōr′ya, n. the sun-god in Hindu mythology. [Sans. sūrya, the sun.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Surya

    in the Hindu mythology the sun conceived of as a female deity.


  1. Surya

    (Su′ry′a). The Hindoo god corresponding to the Roman Sol, the sun.

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  1. SURYA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Surya is ranked #105079 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Surya surname appeared 170 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Surya.

    86.4% or 147 total occurrences were Asian.
    8.2% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.1% or 7 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Surya in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Surya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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