Goddess Ushas

Ushas is the Goddess of Dawn according to Hindu mythology. Ushas personifies the charm of dawn. She is also called the Mother Goddess because she comes before the rays of the sun appear in the morning.

Ushas is described in the ancient Hindu text of Rig Veda, as the one who untiringly rises every morning to bring life to mankind, to satisfy all their needs and give new strength to every spirit. The changing colors at dawn are compared with the different robes of a dancing girl. The gold-bordered clouds that appear just before sunrise are compared to bridal jewellery. Ushas is described as a shy maiden, who makes her appearance under the protection of her mother.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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