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The meaning of Vivaswan

Vivaswan (sanskryt: विवस्वन्त्् vivasvant) means 'the Sun'. The word is derived from the root vas - 'to cover, to pervade'; with the prefix vi- ; therefore the word can be understood as 'the one who pervades everything in a particular way' (viśeṣeṇa vāste, ācchādayatīti). To Vivaswan were the first teachings of Yoga transmitted, as Shri Krishna said:

इमंविवस्वतेयोगंप्रोक्तवान्नहमव्ययम्
विवस्वान्मनवेप्राहमनुरिक्ष्वाकवेऽब्रवीत्

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