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List of Gods   : "Dravidian"

NameOrigin Description
Goddess name "Mari (1) (killing)" Buddhist (1) Deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: reddish white. Attributes: needle, thread and staff.(2) Mother goddess. Dravidian (Tamil) [southern India]. See also MARI MAI....
Goddess name "Bala-Sakti" Dravidian Goddess Dravidian
Goddess name "Ellaman" Dravidian Goddess of passage, an astral deity Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Gajavahana" Dravidian God, a form of the god Skanda Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Kamaksi" Dravidian Goddess Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Korraval" Dravidian Goddess of war India / Dravidian / Tamil / Sri Lanka
God name "Mal" Dravidian Pastoral god whose name means either the the great one or the dark one Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Mari" Dravidian Rain goddess and the goddess of smallpox Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Mariyamman" Dravidian Plague goddess with a bizarre form of penance Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Mayon" Dravidian Creator god Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Muttalamman" Dravidian Plague goddess, especially identified with smallpox Dravidian / Tamil
"Samkarsana" Dravidian Local last form of Balarama Dravidian / Camille
Goddess name "Satyabhama" Dravidian Goddess Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Seyon" Dravidian Creator god Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Tirumal" Dravidian Creator god equated with Visnu Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Venda" Dravidian Creator god, an ancient vegetation deity Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Amma (1)" Dravidian / Tamil Local tutelary god. Known from southern India....
God name "Manmatha" Dravidian / Tamil Form of the god of carnal love. A local southern Indian form of Kama with similar attributes and genealogy, named in Sangam literature....
Goddess name "Bala-Sakti" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess. Youthful deity who presides over six CAKRAS or prayer wheels. Often accompanied by a geometric magical diagram or yantra. Attributes: Book, hook, noose and rosary....
Goddess name "Mariyamman (mother of smallpox)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Plague goddess. A terrible goddess, one of the NAVASAKTIS and linked with the goddess KALI. She is honored in a ritual during which victims (in penance) are suspended from a rope and an iron hook through the flesh of the back and whirled around a pole. Also Mariyattal....
God name "Murukan" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Hunting and war god. Identified with the Hindu god SKANDA. His vehicle is an elephant or a peacock. Color: red. Attributes: spear and staff with gar land....
Goddess name "Muttalamman (pearl-mother)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Plague goddess. Specifically identified with smallpox. Also Mutyalamma....
Goddess name "Puranai (fullness)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Mother goddess. A NAVASAKTI and one of the consorts of Aiyanar....
God name "Sama" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Obscure heroic god. Known circa first to fifth century AD. The younger brother of the god of love KAMA and equating to SAMBA, worshiped in northern India....
God name "Venda" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. An ancient vegetation deity. Worshiped in villages on the plains, thought to live in trees and equated with Indra....
Goddess name "Kamaksi (of amorous appearance)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Goddess. A SAKTI of SI IVA recognized locally at Kanchipuram, but also in her own right at several places in southern India. Also Kamatchi (Tamil)....
Goddess name "Korravai" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka war goddess. Worshiped in desert regions in southern India, thought to live in trees and equating to DURGA. She has a son, MURUKAN. Also Katukilal; Korrawi....
"Samkarsana" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Localized form of BALARAMA. Has a complexion “white like milk,” wears a blue robe with a red garland and carries a nanjil (plough)....
God name "Seyon (the red one)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Creator god. An early deity associated particularly with hilly regions in parts of southern India and thought to live in trees. Also Muruga....
God name "Mal" Dravidian / Tamil He is a pastoral god whose name means either the the great one or the dark one
God name "Murukan/ Ceyon" Dravidian / Tamil A hunting & war god
God name "Seyon/ Muruga" Dravidian / Tamil A creator god
God name "Mal" Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Probably equating with a syncretization of VIS'NU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of great stature. In Sangam texts, his face is like the moon, his eyes are lotuses and his CAKRA is the beams of the Sun. Also TIRUMAL....
God name "Tirumal (the excellent black one)" Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Thought to reside in trees and equating with VISNU. In later Hinduism used as an epithet of Vis nu....
God name "Nediyon" Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. Equates with a syncretization of VISNU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of tall stature. Sangam texts describe him wearing a golden robe. Attributes: conch, prayer wheel and lotus. Also Neduvel....
God name "Mayon (the black one)" Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Creator god. Animistic high god of the pastoral regions, found in Sangam literature and thought to reside in trees. Perhaps equating with VIS'NU or KRSNA....
God name "Munisvara" Hindu Deified saint. Technically a demigod but worshiped as a deity by Dravidians in southern India. Also Municami (Tamil)....
Goddess name "Ammavaru" Hindu - Dravidian Primordial mother goddess. Known locally from east central India and worshiped by the Dravidian tribe of Telugu. She is said to have generated the cosmic egg in the sea of milk from which the major gods BRAHMA, VIS'NU and SIVA were born....
Goddess name "Ankalamman" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Guardian goddess. Known particularly in southern India where she wards off demons. Alternatively she is an aspect of KALI....
God name "Cankilikkaruppan (the black man of the chain)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Worshiped in southern India....
Goddess name "Cenaaianiyammai (lady of the red paddyfield)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Guardian of paddyfields in southern India....
God name "Gajavahana" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil God. A form of SKANDA who has an elephant as a vehicle. Mainly from southern India. Attributes: cockerel and spear....
Goddess name "Nappinnai" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Consort of KRSNA. Mentioned in the Vaisnavite and Saivite literature, the Krsna-Nappinnai cult was prominent in Tamil-speaking areas of southern India in the seventh to ninth centuries. According to tradition Krsna wed Nappinnai after a bullbaiting contest during which he took on and defeated seven bulls. Nappinnai may be a localized form of Sri-Laksmi. Also Pinnai....
God name "Palaniyantavan" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Known only from southern India and considered to be a form of SKANDA or of MURUKAN, who is an old Tamil tribal snake god....
Goddess name "Satyabhama (with true luster)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Goddess. Known particularly from southern India as the second consort of KRSNA, who stands on her left; also as the secorid consort of V ISNU. Attribute: a flower....
Goddess name "Ellaman (lady of the boundary)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess of passage. A goddess guarding boundaries of villages and fields. One of the NAVASAKTI or astral deities. Also Ellaiyamman....
God name "Gal Bapsi (‘hook' god)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Local god. Worshiped particularly by the Bhils. To expiate sins, the penitent thrusts a hook into his back and is suspended from it on the day when the Sun enters Aries....
God name "Palaniyantavan" Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil A local god
Goddess name "Ankalamman" Hindu / Dravidian Guardian goddess who wards off demons. Sister of Draupadi. Hindu / Dravidian
Deity name "Munisvara" Hindu / Dravidian A regional Tamil deity who is popular amongst the least Sanskritized social groups of South India specifically Tamil Nadu. Hindu / Dravidian
Goddess name "Ammavaru" Hindu / India / Dravidian Primordial mother goddess who laid an egg that hatched into the Divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Hindu / India / Dravidian
Goddess name "Amba Dravidian" India A goddess of the earth