From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Varuni, VAruNi, Vaaruni
Vāruṇi, as a Goddess & Gauri
- The deity Vāruṇī is also known by other names such as Amṛteśvarī and Sudhāmālinī.
- She is described by the works on iconography as a goddess with four arms holding a cup of liquor, a bowl of cooked meat, a bejeweled jar and a blue lotus.
- She is surrounded by a host of śaktis or feminine spirits.
- As an associate of the goddess Lalitā, she is described as the controller of the fleet of boats.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore