vivasvat विवस्वत्

Definition: m. "the Brilliant one", Name of the Sun (sometimes regarded as one of the eight āditya-s or sons of aditi-, his father being kaśyapa-;elsewhere he is said to be a son of dākṣāyaṇī- and kaśyapa-;in epic poetry he is held to be the father of manu- vaivasvata- or, according to another legend, of manu- sāvarṇi- by sa-varṇā-;in he is described as the father of yama- vaivasvata-, and in as father of the aśvin-s by saraṇyū-, and elsewhere as father of both yama- and yamī-, and therefore a kind of parent of the human race) etc.

Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: RV. x , 17 , 1, RV. x , 17 , 2, RV.
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