Pushan is a Vedic divinity associated with the Sun. He is the guardian of travelers and herd animals. He is frequently linked in the VEDAS to SOMA (who in addition to being a divine drink taken by BRAHMINS at the Vedic ritual is also the god of the Moon). Pushan is known to be an escort on the path to the next world. He is often listed as one of the 12 ADITYAS.
   Further reading: Samuel Atkins, Pusan in the Rig Veda (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1941); Jan Gonda, Pushan and Sarasvati (Amsterdam: North-Hol-land, 1985).

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