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Surya is the benevolent sun god and one of the twelve Adityas who are guardians of the months of the year. Surya, depicted as a red man with four arms, holds water lilies with two of his hands. His other two encourage and bless his worshipers.
From Encyclopedia Mythica. Dwelling in the sun, he corresponds with the Greek god, Helios. Surya is the husband or sun of the dawn and his father is the sky god, Indra or Dyaush.