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MITRA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Probably connected with the Persian Mithra. A form of the sun. In the Vedas he is generally associated with Varuna, he being the ruler of the day and Varuna the ruler of the night. They together uphold and rule the earth and sky, guard the world, encourage religion, and chastise sin. He is one of the Adityas or sons of Aditi.

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