Vishnu, which in later Hindu mythology has become a name of the Supreme Preserver of all beings, was originally name of which among the following gods in early Vedic age?

Answer: [A] Surya

Apart from Surya, Aditi , Savitri, one more name of the sun it is necessarily to mention. Vishnu, which in later Hindu mythology has become a name of the Supreme Preserver of all beings, was a name of the sun in the Vedic age. The rising sun, the sun at zenith, and the setting sun were considered the three  steps of Vishnu striding across limitless space. (R C Datt)

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