Varuni (Sanskrit: वारुणी) is the name of multiple goddesses associated with water god Varuna. The term refers to three goddesses — his wife, his daughter and a Matrika (power). Sometimes, all three goddesses are merged into one goddess, who rose during the churning of the ocean and chose Varuna as her consort.
Second goddess with the name is the daughter of Varuna. She is the goddess of wine and came out of the ocean during Samudra manthan. As per the story found in Bhagavata Purana, Varuni was taken by Asura. But the Bala Kanda of Ramayana narrates that Varuni chose the Devas.
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