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The Hindu goddess Varuni with her consort Varuna (left), the USS Varuna (1861) & USS Varuna (1943) (right).

Varuni also known as Varunani is the Hindu goddess of wine, alcohol and immorality.[1] Varuni is also the female consort of Varuna (the Hindu god of water).


  • Legend 1
  • In popular culture 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


According to the legend, the goddess Varuni was adopted by Varuna when she came out of the ocean, during the churning for amrita (immortal nectar). She represents the purifying nectar of immortality (amrita). She is also "the agent of transcendent wisdom" in Hindu mythology. In Hindu art, she is often depicted with her consort Varuna.

In popular culture


  1. ^
  • Encyclopedia for Epics of Ancient India, accessed 13 May 2006

External links

  • A Wisdom Archive on Varuni

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