Vishti is one of the daughters of Surya deva, the sun god and Chhaya, the shadow-image of Saranyu, Surya’s original wife. Vishti established herself in the cycle of time in the form of a Karan. A Karan is a time span of half a Tithi or lunar date. Vishti was very fierce-looking.


  • Father: Surya
  • Mother: Chhaya
  • Brothers: Savarni Manu, Shani
  • Sister: Tapti
  • Half-Brothers: Vaivasvata Manu, Yama, Revanta, Ashvins
  • Half-Sister: Yami


Sanjna (Saranyu) was the wife of Surya. Saranyu, unable to bear Surya’s powerful rays, created a superficial shadow entity and ordered it to act as herself. The real Saranyu left Suryaloka. Chhaya, the shadow entity, acted as Surya’s wife perfectly. Surya did not realize for a long time. During this time, Chhaya had two sons and two daughters. The daughters’ names were Tapti and Vishti and the sons’ names were Savarni Manu and Shani.

For the full story, read Surya

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