SURAT - THE HOME OF SUN GOD
The Diamond City of Surat as being known across the world is the Home of Sun God. If you go by the history of Surat,you will come to know that the name of Surat is derived from Suryapur, as it was called in ancinet time. The historians and litterateurs have written in their books that Surat is the home of Sun God's family. The historian Mohan Meghani written in his book belives that the City got the name of Suryapur as it is located on the western coast of Gujarat. Mohan Meghani describes that the names of other places in this city was also named after the Sun Gods family.
Based on the history,it has been briefed below how the names of places of Surat relates to Sun Gods family:-
SURAT: "Suryapur" was the name of Surat. "Surya" means Sun and "pur" means area.
RANDER: The name of "Rander" area has come from "Ranna De". Sun God's wife name was Ranna De.
TAPTI RIVER: This river is named after Sun God's Daughter Tapti.
Ashwini Kumar(Vill): Name of the Sun Gods sons was Ashwini Kumar.
South Gujarats one of the best Cermatorioums is in Ashwini Kumar and have mythological reason behind it.
Variav Village: Tapti got married with Kuru Raja in Variav village.
Mythological books says, in the Mahabharat battle Karna killed by the trick of Lord Krishna, to express the remorse of the act,Lord Krishna performed the last rites of Karna in Tapti River by holding karna's dead body in his hand.
Also in Rander, the residents celebrates "Divaso" every year, as a festival of the Ranna De deity.
The above information are taken from various History books written about the "SURAT THE SUN GODS HOME TOWN".