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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Chaya, ChAyA, Chaayaa

  1. shade; shadow
  2. resemblance; line; reflection; silhouette
  3. the daughter of Viśvakarmā (Vi. Pur.); a substitute wife of Sūrya and mother of Manu, Yama and Yāmī, Sāvarņi, Śani and Tāpanī (Hv. Pur.); a form of Durgā (A. Kośa).