Mitra-Varuna; 1 Definition(s)


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Mitra-Varuna is the most common dual deity addressed in the Rig Veda. Mitra is almost never addressed separately, but Varuna has hymns devoted to him solely.

The dual deities Mitra-Varuna are the lords of justice, are said to be laying down the law for men. They watch over oaths and punish oath-breakers.

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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