Surya Temple at Ranakpur, India.
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Hinduism is the oldest Indian religion. The oldest Hindu writing
is the Rig Veda which is a collection of songs and hymns composed over 3,000
years ago. Many are about the gods and goddesses described in the sacred Hindu
In the Hindu mythology, Surya represents the Sun god. He is
depicted as a red man with three eyes and four arms, riding in a chariot drawn
by seven horses. Surya holds water lilies with two of his hands. With his third
hand he encourages his worshipers, and with his fourth hand he blesses them.
Surya's wife is Sanjna.
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