- the Vedic god of natural and moral law, probably a sky god originally: thought to correspond to the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda.
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Surya keeps his eye on men and reports their failings to Varuna and Mitra.
Indra and Agni are frequently so treated; so are Varuna and Mitra.
Varuna, the all-embracing sky, is also in many hymns a solar deity.
And yet we know that there never was such a Deva, or god, or such a thing as Varuna.India: What can it teach us?
F. Max Mller
The sages all tell me the same: Varuna it is who is angry with thee.Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I
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- Hinduism the ancient sky god, later the god of the waters and rain-giver. In earlier traditions he was also the all-seeing divine judge
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