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one of 7 to 12 sons of Aditi

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He just told me, 'Praise God, this new year brings a lot of good fortune,''' Adityas recalled, holding her grandson tight while weeping uncontrollably.
This has led some scholars, especially Luders, Thieme, and Brereton, to link the concept of vrata historically and conceptually to the Adityas, in general, and to Varuna, in particular.
In his study of the group of deities called Adityas, Brereton defends the claim that vrata and varuna are etymologically related, and indeed that they mean virtually the same thing: "commandment" or "authority.
Brereton notes that while the Adityas as a group are praised for upholding righteousness (rta) and punishing transgressors, Varuna alone tends to be invoked when the transgressor himself prays for mercy (7.
Joel Brereton, The Rgvedic Adityas, American Oriental Series, no.
atha vayam aditya vrate tavanagaso aditaye syama (1.
For example, Agni, Brhaspati, Vac, and Mitra were brahmanas; Varuna, Rudra, Vayu, Yama, and Visnu were ksatriyas; multiple deities such as the Visve Devas, Adityas, Maruts, Vasus, and Rhus were vaisyas or sudras; Savitr and Soma could be either brahmanas or ksatriyas; Sarasvati could be either brahmana or vaisya; and Prajapati could be of any varna.
That Witzel's conjecture aditya for a damaged text-part in KathA 2.