Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] 'Conscience.'
According to the Puranas, she was daughter of Viswakarma and wife of
the sun. She had three children by him, the Manu Vaivaswata, Yama, and
Yami (goddess of the Yamuna river). "Unable to endure the fervours of
her lord, Sanjna gave him Chhaya (shade) as his handmaid, and repaired
to the forests to practice devout exercises." The sun beheld her engaged
in austerities in the form of a mare, and he approached her as a horse.
Hence sprang the two Aswins and Revanta. Surya then took Sanjna back
to his own dwelling, but his effulgence was still so overpowering, that
her father, Viswakarma, placed the sun upon his lathe, and cut away an
eighth part of his brilliancy. She is also called Dyumayi, 'the brilliant,'
and Mahavirya, 'the very powerful.'
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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