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Ushas, Sanskrit for "dawn", is a Vedic deity, and consequently a Hindu deity as well.

Ushas is an exalted divinity in the Rig Veda, sometimes spoken of in the plural, "the Dawns." She is portrayed as welcoming birds and warding off evil spirits, and as a beautifully adorned young woman riding in a golden chariot on her path across the sky.



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