Indian Baby Name - Aditya

Aditya आदित्य a/di/ty_a

Gender : Boy
Origin: Sanskrit

Meaning of Aditya

The Adityas are, in Hindu myth, a group of sun gods and the sons of Aditi and Kashyapa. Originally, there were seven or eight of them, but their number was expanded to twelve in the Vedic period. As the twelve sun gods they represent the twelve months of the year. The Adityas protect against various diseases, and belong to the Devas, a generic term for divine beings. They are: Ansa, Aryman, Bhaga, Daksha, Dhatri, Indra, Mitra, Ravi, Savitri, Surya, Varuna, and Yama.

[in Tamil Aditya] 1. The son of Aditi (i.e. the Sun). 2. The 40th and 563rd names of Lord Vishnu as listed in the Vishnu Sahasranama. In his commentary Sri" Sankara states, "1) Aditya is the golden being residing in the orb of the sun. 2) It is also Vishnu among the twelve Adityas, as is said in the Bhagavad Gita X:21. 3) He is also the consort of the undivided Mother Earth, as is said in the Vedas. 4) It again refers to His dwarf incarnation from Aditi and KaSyapa. 5) Or it refers to an analogy of the one sun being reflected as many in several water-pots with the one Self being reflected as many in various bodies." Also see the Bhagavad Grta V:16; VIII:9; XI: 12; XIII:33; XV:12.

Alternate Spelling
  • Adithya
  • Adi (अदि)

More about Aditya

  • According to the Hindu Mythology, the Sun God has 108 names. Names are contextual references to the God in different times and places. Aditya is one of the 108 names.
  • In Hinduism, the Adityas are a group of solar deities, sons of Aditi and Kashyapa.
  • "Aaditya" and its modifications like "Vikramaditya","Aditya","Suryaaditya" etc are also common Indian male names, as a mark of respect to the Sun God.
  • In the Rigveda, the Adityas are seven deities of the heavens, headed by Varuna, followed by Mitra.
  • Aditya in the (Chandogya-Upanisad) is also a name of Visnu, in his Vamana (dwarf) avatara.
  • Aditya Vikram Birla, was an Indian industrialist. Born into one of the largest business families of India.
  • Aditya Mittal is a Member of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Financial Officer of the world's largest steel firm Arcelor Mittal, which is majority owned by his father Lakshmi Mittal, who was ranked the fourth richest person in the world by Forbes in 2008.
  • Aditya Yash Chopra or commonly known as Aditya Chopra is an Indian film director, scriptwriter and producer of the Bollywood genre. He is the son of Yash Chopra and brother of film actor Uday Chopra.
  • Aditya Udit Narayan Jha commonly known as Aditya Narayan is a Bollywood actor and singer. He is best known for being the host of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs International.

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