Amsa, also called Amshuman is a god in Hindu mythology. He is one of the twelve Adityas, so a son of Aditi. Amsa is a minor Aditya. He is always invoked or mentioned along with other Adityas, not alone. He might be a god of sunbeams or represent sunbeams since amsu means beams. He is also the god of due share.


  • Father: Kashyapa
  • Mother: Aditi
  • Brothers: Indra, Varuna, Mitra, Aryaman, Bhaga, Dhatri, Surya, Pusan, Tvastra, Parjanya, Vishnu (as Vamana)

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