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[vur-oo-nuh, vahr-uh-]
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noun Hinduism.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for varuna

Historical Examples

  • Varuna, the all-embracing sky, is also in many hymns a solar deity.

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    Allan Menzies

  • 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.

  • And yet we know that there never was such a Deva, or god, or such a thing as Varuna.

  • The sages all tell me the same: Varuna it is who is angry with thee.

British Dictionary definitions for varuna


  1. 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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