Hindu - A god of ill-fortune. Son of Surya and Chhaya or of Balarama and Revati. Brother of Savarni. He is regarded as the planet Saturn personified. In one account, it was his fierce gaze that burned the head off the infant Ganesha which Parvati (or Vishnu) replaced with the head of an elephant. He is depicted as black-skinned and riding a vulture or a raven. Sometimes identified as Shani, Manda, Manda, Sani or Sani.

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