The twelve Sun-gods (12 Adityas) and their associates
Adityas / Aryaman. "Aryaman represented the Sun’s dharma. He shone without a direction and was fair to all. There was no impartiality to his rising and setting... Aryaman is the God of the Path... Aryaman is the Force of sacrifice, aspiration, battle, journey towards perfection and light and celestial bliss by which the path is created, travelled, pursued beyond all resistance and obscuration to its luminous and happy goal... He is the deity of the human journey who carries it forward in its irresistible progress. The journey is effected through a manifold movement of our evolution, the many chariots of Aryaman. It is the journey of the human sacrifice which has a sevenfold energy of its action because there is a sevenfold principle in our being which has to be fulfilled in its integral perfection; Aryaman is the master of the sacrificial action who offers this sevenfold working to the godheads of the Divine Birth. Aryaman within us develops our various forms of birth in the ascending planes of our existence by which the Fathers climbed, travellers on his path, and by which it must be the aspiration of the Aryan soul to climb to the highest summit of Immortality... Aryaman sums up in himself the whole aspiration and movement of man in a continual self-enlargement and self-transcendence to his divine perfection. By his continuous movement on the unbroken path the great gods fulfil themselves in the human birth... As one of the Adityas, Lord Aryman is the ruler of Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra, This is indeed another name of the Sun... Generally Aryaman means true friendship, trust and dependence... said to bestow riches, affluence, and material prosperity... 'whom they protect are victorious over their adversaries.'... Aryaman is "renowned for his fights and leadership." Uttara Phalguni nakṣatra also represents "the courage and endurance that descend on seasoned fighters who are confident of their strength, the righteousness of their mission, and the final victorious outcome of their efforts."