Tanu Napat in the Vedas



Tanu Napat is a deity mentioned in the Vedas. The deity is associated with Agni. Some scholars are of the view that it is another name of Agni. The meaning of Tanu Napat is ‘son of himself.’

It is believed that he is the god who disperses the benefits of yajna or Vedic sacrifice.

There are 12 verse dedicated to the deity in the Rig Vedas.

The name usually occurs where Agni is invoked under different names.

Some scholars like Naighantuka view Tanu Napat as a separate deity.