33 Deities of the Eternal Law
11 Destroyers, Rudras
12 Suns, Adityas
2 Aswins ( Celestial Physicians )
Which are the Eight
Elemental Deities, the Ashta Vasus?
They symbolise the Five Great Elements + the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
Symbolism of ten organs + Mind
The five organs of perception, Jnanendriyas
The five organs of action, Karmendriyas
The Twelve Suns. They are the names of the Sun in the Twelve Signs
The Aswins are Heavenly Physicians, corresponding to Castor and Pollux of Greek Mythology. They symbolise the shining of dawn and dusk. They are handsome and possess immense knowledge of Medicine. They are worshipped on the Second Lunation or Dwiteeya. Their wife is Asvini, Beta Arietis, the first Zodiacal constellation.
Koti can mean crores or types. By saying 33 Koti deities, we mean 33 types of Forces of Nature and not 33* 1 crore deities !
Aham Rudre - I am the 11 Rudras
Aham Vasu - I am the 8 Vasus
Aham Adityer - I am the Twelve Suns of Indian Astronomy
Aham Asvino - I am the Two Aswins