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God name "AGNI (fire)" Hindu / India God of fire. God of the sacrificial fire and the intercessor between gods and mankind, Agni is the son of KASYAPA and ADITI or, alternatively, of Dyaus and PRTHIVI. Color: red. Attributes: seven arms and sometimes the head of a goat, carrying a wide variety of objects....
Goddess name "AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
Deities name "Abhaswaras" Hindu A class of deities, sixty-four in number, of whose nature little is known. Hindu
Goddess name "Abhijit" Hindu Name means triumphator. A benevolent astral deity and goddess of fortune Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Abhijit (victorious)" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent naksatra or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and consort of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "Abhiyoga" Hindu Hindu god who watches over lawsuits and litigation.
Spirit name "Adhyatman" Hindu The supreme spirit; the soul of the universe. Hindu
"Adi-Shakti" Hindu The Female aspect of the Supreme Divine in Kinetic Dynamic Form. Hindu
"Adimurti" Hindu Avatar of Vishnu Hindu
God name "Adimurti (the primeval personification)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Form or avatara of the god VIS'NU. Probably very similar to NARAYANA. Conventionally perceived as Vis'nu seated on the coils of the serpent SESA (Adisesa) and attended by two wives. Attributes: those of Vis'nu. Also Vaikunthanatha, Paramapathanatha....
"Aditi" Hindu Hindu supreme creator of all that has been created
Goddess name "Aditi (the free one)" Hindu / Vedic Archaic mother goddess. According to the Rg Veda Aditi is said to be the wife of KASYAPA or of BRAHMA and mother of the ADITYAS, a group of minor gods including MITRA, ARYAMAN, BHAGA, VARUNA, DAKSA and Anisa. No other consort is mentioned in the literature. She is also accounted as the mother of HARI. Other legends account her as the mother of the Rain god INDRA. No human physical features are drawn, though she is sometimes identified in the guise of a cow. Aditi is also perceived as a guardian goddess who brings prosperity and who can free her devotees from problems and clear away obstacles. She disappears largely from later Hindu traditions....
Goddess name "Aditi . Adithi" Hindu a goddess of the sky, consciousness, the past, the future and fertility. References to her pre-date history. Hindu
Goddess name "Aditya (descendant of Aditi)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Collective name for Sun gods. These numbered six in Vedic times but later increased to twelve. The sons of the primordial goddess ADITI. Also an epithet for SURYA. Attributes: two or more lotuses....
"Adityas" Hindu Divine sons of Aditi, Varuna Aditya, Indra, Mitra, Rudra, Tvashtar and Vishnu Hindu
God name "Agni Hindu" Vedic God of fire and guardian of homes. Vedic
Demon name "Ahi" Hindu A serpent aka Vritra, the Vedic demon of drought. Hindu
God name "Airavat" Hindu An elephant produced at the churning of the ocean and appropriated by the god Indra. Hindu
God name "Aizen-Myo-o" Japan / Shinto The god of love and lust. Originally a Hindu deity, Ragaraja, Aizen Myo-o became part of Buddhism, and Kobo Daishi Kukai transmitted the teaching of him to Japan. Japan / Shinto
"Akupara" Hindu The turtle on which the earth rests. Hindu
Deities name "Akuti" Hindu The daughter of Manu, who was given to Ruchi. Her twins, Yajña and Dakshina, became husband and wife and had twelve sons, the deities called Yamas. Hindu
Demon name "Ambika" Hindu A feminine personification of Parvati in Hindu mythology who could transform herself into the fearsome Kali and kill demons with a supersonic hum. Hindu
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 "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....
"Amrita" Hindu The elixir of immortality, made by churning the milk-sea. Hindu
"Anakadundubhi" Hindu Drums, the father of Lord Krishna, a name of Vasudeva called thus because the drums of heaven resounded at his birth. Hindu
God name "Anala" Hindu / Puranic Is one of the Vasus, gods of the material world. He is equated with Agni, and the name usually used for Agni when listed among the Vasus. Hindu / Puranic
Deities name "Anala (fire)" Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA....
God name "Ananga" Hindu The bodyless; it is a name of Kama, god of love. Hindu
Deities name "Ananta" Hindu / Puranic A snake god & one of the seven snake deities
Deities name "Ananta" Hindu / Puranic The world serpent in Hindu mythology. During the night of Brahma, Vishnu sleeps on coils of prodigious snake, Sesha, also known as Ananta, 'the endless' whose thousand heads rise above the deity like a canopy. This scene and everything in it, the deities' serpentine couch, the water on which the snake lies, are all manifestations of the primeval essence. Hindu / Puranic
Deities name "Ananta" Hindu / Puranic Snake god. One of a group of seven snake deities or MAHANAGAS....
Deity name "Anantesa" Hindu Minor deity and one of the eight Lords of of knowledge Hindu / Puranic
Deity name "Anantesa" Hindu / Puranic Minor deity. One of a group of eight emancipated “lords of knowledge” or VIDYESVARAS considered to be aspects of SIVA....
"Anasuya" Hindu That is, the charity, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri. In the Ramayana, she appears living with her husband in a small hermitage in the southern periphery of the Forest of Chitrakuta. She was very pious, and always practiced austerities and devotion. Hindu
Demon name "Andhaka" Hindu Son of Kasyapa and Diti, a demon with a thousand arms and heads, two thousand eyes and feet. Though he walked like a blind man he could see very well. Hindu
God name "Anila" Hindu / Puranic One of the Vasus, gods of the elements of the cosmos. He is equated with the wind god Vayu, Anila being understood as the name normally used for Vayu when numbered among the Vasus. Hindu / Puranic
Deities name "Anila (wind)" Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA....
Deities name "Anilas" Hindu The forty-nine deities connected with Anila, the wind. Hindu
Goddess name "Ankalamman" Hindu / Dravidian Guardian goddess who wards off demons. Sister of Draupadi. Hindu / Dravidian
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 "Annammr i" Hindu / Puranic Form of the god V IS'NU. The patron deity of kitchens and food. A shrine at Srirangam in southern India contains two-armed bronze images of the god. Attributes: a ball of rice in one hand, and in the other a container of payasa (sweetened milk and rice)....
Goddess name "Annapatni" Hindu Goddess of food Hindu
"Annapurna" India A Hindu avatar of Durga who ruled over food production. India
Deity name "Ansa" Hindu / Puranic A solar deity and one of the Adityas.Hindu / Puranic
God name "Ansa" Hindu / Puranic Minor Sun god. One of six...
Goddess name "Anuradha" Hindu / Puranic A goddess of good luck. Like her sister, Bharani, she is a daughter of Daksha and a wife of Chandra. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Anuradha" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity, daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "Apa" Hindu One of the eight Vasus who serve the god Indra Hindu / Puranic
Deities name "Apa" Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: hook and plough....
God name "Apam Napat" Hindu / Persia / Vedic Child of the waters. One of the Ahuras in Old Iranian religion, a beneficent god who is the giver of water to man. Hindu / Persia / Vedic
God name "Apam Napat (grandchild of the water)" Persian / Iran (1) God of fresh water. He provides water in arid regions and suppresses rebellions.(2) God of fresh water. Hindu (Vedic). Mentioned in the Rg Veda, he is described as “golden in appearance.”...
God name "Aparajita" Hindu God, one of eleven ekadasarudras, a form of Rudra Hindu / Puranic
God name "Aparajita" Hindu / Puranic A god, a form of Rudra
"Aparajita" Hindu / Puranic Form of Durga Terrible in appearance and likes to trample Ganesha under foot. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Aparajita (unconquered)" Hindu / Puranic (1) God. One of the eleven EKADASARUDRAS or forms of RUDRA. Attributes: bell, bowl, club, drum, hook, lance, lotus, prayer wheel, rod, rosary, shield, sword and trident.(2) Minor god. Buddhist (Mahayana). (3) Goddess. Hindu (Puranic). Form of DURGA. Her attendant animal is a lion. Attributes: arrow, shield, snake and sword. 4. Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). She stands or treads on the god GANESA. Color: yellow. Attributes: bell, hook, image of RATNASAMBHAVA, noose and staff....
Nymph name "Apsaras" Hindu / Vedic The thirty-five million nymphs of Indra's heaven. The daughters of pleasure are fairy-like beings, beautiful and voluptuous, who lure heroes and sages from their devotions. Hindu / Vedic
Deities name "Apsaras" Hindu / Vedic water spirits. Identified as musicians and protective deities of gamblers bringing good fortune. They may also bring insanity....
Goddess name "Aranyani" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name "Aranyani" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Possibly having evolved from a primitive animistic guardian spirit of animals, Aranyani is an elusive, rarely seen, deity who is recognized in the sounds of the trees, particularly at dusk. She is a benign figure, sweet-scented and unwilling to destroy unless severely provoked....
God name "Ardhanari(svara) (the lord being half woman)" Hindu / Puranic God. The god SI IVA combined with his SAKTI as a single being. His attendant animal is the bull. In iconography the left side of the image is female and the right male. A tutelary deity of eunuchs in India. Attributes: (right side) blue lotus, cup, hatchet, lute, moon disc, pestle, skin, sword and trident; (left side) ax, mirror, noose, pitcher, rosary, sacred rope and trident. May appear as three-headed. Also Ammaiappan (Tamil); Naranari....
Goddess name "Ardra" Hindu Minor goddess of misfortune Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Ardra" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
"Arishta" Hindu A Daitya, and a son of Bali, who attacked Krishna in the form of a savage bull and was slain by him. Hindu
Hero name "Arjuna" Hindu / Vedic One of the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. His name means 'bright', 'shining', or 'silver'. Hindu / Vedic
God name "Arjuna (silvery)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Heroic god. Arjuna appears in the Mahabharata epic. One of the princely sons of the mythical Pandu family, his father is INDRA. He generally appears with the warrior god BHIMA. Allegedly responsible for requesting VIS'NU to take his VISVARUPA form but also identified as a minor incarnation or avatara of Vis'nu. Attributes: usually depicted bearing a bow received from AGNI the fire god, but may also appear carrying a sword and shield. Also NARA....
God name "Arom" Kafir / Afghanistan Minor god of contractual agreements. Arom appears to have been significant only to a tribe known as the Kam in the southern Hindukush. He was honored by sacrifice of a male goat on the occasion of a peace treaty, and had seven brothers....
God name "Aruna" Hindu mountain god of morning and warriors. Hindu
Goddess name "Arundhati" Hindu / Puranic Goddess of the sky, stars and night time. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Arundhati (faithfulness)" Hindu / Puranic Astral goddess. Personification of the morning star and the wife of all risis or inspired sons of BRAHMA though particularly associated with Vasistha. Attributes: begging bowls....
Deities name "Aryaman" Hindu One of the early Vedic deities (devas). His name literally means a bosom friend, but is often confused as "the protector of the Aryans" Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name "Aryaman (companion)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the god of formal hospitality. One of six ADITYA sons of the goddess ADITI. Attributes: club, two lotuses and prayer wheel....
"Ashvins" Hindu Sons of the Sun. Hindu
Goddess name "Aslea[s]" Hindu A minor goddess of misfortune
Goddess name "Aslesa(s) (adherence)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name "Astamastara" Hindu / Puranic A group of mother goddesses
Goddess name "Astamatara" Hindu / Puranic Generic term for a group of mother goddesses. Eight deities who are varieties of the goddess CAMUNDA, often malevolent....
Demon name "Asuras" Hindu / Vedic A group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as demons. They were opposed to the devas. Hindu / Vedic
Demon name "Asuras" Hindu / Vedic sky gods. Identified in the opening of the Rg Veda, they become demonic in later Hinduism, the antagonists of the DEVA gods....
Goddess name "Asvayujau" Hindu Minor goddess of good luck, joy and happiness Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Asvayujau (harnessing horses)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA, or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Also Asvini and Asvinyau....
Goddess name "Asvins" Hindu / Vedic Divine twin horsemen in the Rigveda, sons of Saranya, a goddess of the clouds and wife of either Surya in his form as Vivasvat. Hindu / Vedic
God name "Asvins" Hindu / Vedic Physician gods. Twin gods owning horses, the sons of VIVASVAN and SARANYU. Depicted in a chariot drawn by horses or birds. Attributes: Book, vessel with herbs and water jar....
Goddess name "Aticandika (exceedingly great)" Hindu / Puranic Distinct form of the goddess DURGA. One of a group of nine deities, known as the “nine durgas.”...
"Atma / Atman" India Atma aka Atman a philosophical term used within Hinduism and Vedanta to identify the soul. It is one's true self beyond identification with the phenomenal reality of worldly existence. India
"Avatar" Hindu Avatar, avatara or avataram, most commonly refers to the incarnation of a higher being, or the Supreme Being onto earth. Hindu
God name "Ayyapan" Hindu The Celibate God of Kerala. Hindu
God name "Ayyappppan" Hindu Local god of growth. Particularly recognized in the Kerala region....
Deities name "BRARMA (the creator)" Hindu / India Creator god. With VIS'NU and SIVA, Brahma is one of a trinity of supreme creator deities in the Hindu pantheon. Brahma is depicted with four heads, often bearded, facing in four directions, and with four hands, sometimes with one of them raised in blessing or promise. As a god of knowledge he often carries the Vedas (earliest Sanskrit mythology said to have sprung from his head) in one of his hands. According to one legendary source he was created from the right side of the primordial creator force....
God name "BUDDHA" Buddhist / India The founder of Buddhism. The deity is regarded as having been an historical figure, born at Kapilavastu near Gorakhpur. He died at Kusinagara in circa 486 BC. His father was SUDDHODANA of the Sakya clan, his mother was MAYA and his wife YASODHARA. Buddha is, in certain respects, the equal of the Hindu god VIS NU. H...
"Badhava" Hindu Aka Haya-Siras. A flame with the head of a horse. Hindu
Goddess name "Badi Mata" Hindu Mother goddess Hindu
Goddess name "Badi Mata" Hindu / northern Indian Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of the seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, attacking children during puberty. Particularly recognized in Bengal....
"Bagala" Hindu One of the mahavidyas and an aspect of Devi. Hindu
Goddess name "Bagala (power of cruelty)" Hindu Goddess. One of a group of ten MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of SIVA. Aspects include VIRARATRI....
Goddess name "Bala" Hindu Mother goddess Hindu
Goddess name "Bala (girl)" Hindu (1) Mother goddess. (Epic and Puranic). Of vague affinity but generally of youthful appearance. Seated upon a lotus throne. Attributes: Book and rosary. 2. Messenger goddess. Jain [India]. One of the twenty-four SASANADEVATAS....
God name "Balakrsria" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. KRSNA in child form (see Krsna)....
God name "Balarama" Hindu Balarama Hindu god of Agriculture and physical strength. Symbolized by the club and the plow.
Goddess name "Balarama (strength of Rama)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. May have originated in Vedic times as an agricultural fertility deity. He is the son of VASUDEVA and DEVAKI, though born from the womb of ROHINI. Jointly with KRSNA (his brother), he is identified as the eighth avatara (incarnation) of Vis'nu, or, with RAMA, as the seventh. Legend describes how Vis'nu impregnated the belly of the goddess Devaki with two hairs, one black, one white. To ensure their safety against a demon king, they were transferred before birth to Rohini. Krsna grew to be dark-skinned, and Balarama light. The latter enjoys similar characteristics to Krsna but fails to attract the same popularity. He is usually depicted on the right side of Krsna, rarely standing alone. The consort of Balarama is REVATI and his sons are Nisatha and Ulmuka. Epithets included Ananda (joy). In Jainism he is known as Baladeva. Attributes: arrow, club, drinking cup, fan palm, honey pot, lotus, pestle, pitcher, plough, prayer wheel, shield and sword....
God name "Bali" Hindu He was a Hindu god of the sky, but Vishnu took his power from him, casting him to the underworld where he would rule instead.
Demon name "Bali" Hindu / Puranic / Epic demonic god. Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Demon name "Bali" Hindu / Epic / Puranic demonic god. The son of Virocana, his power was removed by VIS'NU in his avatara of VAMANA....
Goddess name "Bhadra" Hindu / Puranic A goddess of the hunt and one of Shiva's servants. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Bhadra (auspicious)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess. Attendant of SIVA. Generally seated. Attributes: blue lotus, fruit, rosary and trident....
God name "Bhaga" India One of the Adityas, a god of wealth and marriage in Hinduism.
Goddess name "Bhaga (the dispenser of fortune)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the incarnation of women's good fortune in marriage. One of six ADITYAS, sons of the goddess ADITI. Consort: SIDDHI. Attributes: two lotuses, prayer wheel and trident....
"Bhaiarva" Hindu / Puranic A minor form of Siva
God name "Bhairava (terrible)" Hindu / Puranic / later Minor frightful form of the god SIVA. Guardian deity of doorways. A so-called ugra aspect, generally depicted in similar style to Siva but with up to five heads and ten arms and said to have been born from Siva's blood. Attributes: hook and noose. Aspects and epithets include Kalaratri, KSETRAPALA and MAHAKALA. Also Bhairon, linked with the cult of dogs and BHAIRAVA, one of a group of MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of Siva....
Goddess name "Bhairavi" Hindu A fierce and terrifying aspect of the Goddess virtually indistinguishable from Kali, except for her particular identification as the consort of the Wrathful Shiva.
Goddess name "Bharani" Hindu Minor goddess of misfortune Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Bharani (bearing)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA, daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Also Apabharanis....
Goddess name "Bharat Mata" Hindu Mother goddess who is the mother of India Hindu
Goddess name "Bharat Mata (Mother India)" Modern Hindu Mother goddess. Evolved from the writings of the nineteenth century Bengali, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. Shrines are designed in the form of a map of India....
Goddess name "Bharati" Hindu / Vedic / Epic Is the first of the three great goddesses of Hinduism, the other two being Lakshmi and Durga. Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator. Hindu / Vedic / Epic
Goddess name "Bharati" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of sacrifices. She is invoked to appear on the sacrificial field before a ritual. Usually associated with the goddess SARASVATI. Also regarded as a consort of GANESA....
God name "Bhavanavasi" Hindu The last of the four categories of gods in the Jainistic Work of Salvation.
Goddess name "Bhavani" India A ferocious aspect of Hindu goddess Shakti or Devi. Bhavani means "giver of life", the power of nature or the source of creative energy. In addition to her ferocious aspect, she is also known as Karunaswaroopini, "filled with mercy". India
Goddess name "Bhima (terrible)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) warrior god. A prince of the mythical Pandu family and one of the heroes of the Mahabharata epic, Bhima is usually depicted wielding a sword and a club. He is a son of the god of the winds VAYU. He is perceived as a god of immense strength and great cruelty, which separates him from the heroic figure of ARJUNA, his brother, with whom he is linked in the epic. Attribute: a club. Also Bhimasena. 2. Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDAKEPALA....
God name "Bhima/ Bhimsen/ Bhimul Pen" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A warrior & Rain god
Goddess name "Bhumidevi" Hindu / Puranic / Epic Goddess of the earth. Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Bhumidevi (the earth goddess)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic / southern India Fertility goddess. The second wife of VIS NU (or KRSNA). Her son is Naraka. Bhumidevi is often depicted standing on the left (occasionally right) hand of the VARAHA avatara of Vis nu. In the north she is known as PUSTI. She is often depicted sitting on a lotus throne with bared breasts. Attributes: blue lotus, lotus, lute, pomegranate, pot with herbs, pot with vegetables and water jar. Also Bhu, Bhudevi, BHUMI, MAHI, PRTHIVI, VASUDHARA and Zami-Mata....
God name "Bhumiya" Hindu / Puranic / Vedic A fertility god who was eventually identified as a form of Vishnu. Hindu / Puranic / Vedic
God name "Bhumiya (guardian of fields)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic / northern India Fertility god. Guardian deity of fields, worshiped as a rough stone icon. In later times a form of VIS NU....
Goddess name "Bhutadamara (tumult of demons)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. May be depicted reclining on the Hindu goddess APARAJITA. Attributes: snakes in the hair, and staff. Three-eyed....
Goddess name "Bhutamata" Hindu A terrible and malevolent goddess, a form of Devi. Hindu
Goddess name "Bhutamata (mother of goblins)" Hindu Terrible goddess. A frightful form of PARVATI. Accompanied by a lion. Attribute: phallus (on the head), shield and sword....
Goddess name "Bhuvanesvari" Hindu Mistress of the world and the fourth of the ten mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi. Hindu
Goddess name "Bhuvanesvari (lady of the spheres)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. One of a group of ten MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of SIVA. Also an epithet applied to several goddesses. Aspects include Siddharatri. Attributes: hook and noose....
God name "Bidhata Purusha" Hindu A god of fate and the Hindu equivalent of the Fates and the Norns. He writes the child's future life on its forehead, on the sixth day after its birth.
Goddess name "Bombat KaMayann" Hindu Local deceased goddess. Hindu
Goddess name "Bombat Kamayan" Hindu A local deceased goddess
Goddess name "Bombay Kamayan" Hindu / northern India Local disease goddess. Particularly worshiped at Gaya....
Goddess name "Brahani" Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Supreme god name "Brahma" Hindu Supreme god and creator of the cosmos. Hindu
God name "Brahma" Hindu Creator god, part of the main hindu trinity, the other two being Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is the unmoved, uncaused first cause, and he created everything. Hindu
Ghost name "Brahmadaityas" Hindu Benign ghosts of Brahmin priests with four faces and four hands. They guard their master against Shiva the destroyer.
Goddess name "Brahmahii" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became one of the group of eight ASTAMATARAS or mothers. In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or mothers. She is attended by a goose and wears a yellow robe. Attributes: Book, label, rosary, trident and water jar. Also Brahmi....
God name "Brahman" Hindu The one and only (formless) supreme aspect of God. The Universe in Potential Static Energy. Hindu
Deity name "Brahmins" Hindu Their "tri-murti" is a three-headed deity, representing Brahma (as creator), Vishnu (as preserver), and Siva (as destroyer).
God name "Brhaspati" Hindu Astral god personifying Jupiter Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Brhaspati (lord of prayer)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Jupiter. In Vedic texts he appears as a priest. The son of Angiras and the guru of the later Hindu pantheon. Considered to be almost identical with BRAHMA. His consort is the goddess TARA and his son is Kaca. He rides in a chariot drawn by eight horses. Color: golden yellow. Attributes: arrow, ax (golden), Book, bow, rosary, staff and water jar....
Goddess name "Buddhi (perception)" Hindu / Puranic (1) Minor goddess. Sometimes identified as consort of the MAHA-GANAPATI form of the elephant god GANESA, depicted seated on his knee.(2) Minor goddess. Jain....
God name "Budha" Hindu / Vedic / Epic / Puranic / Buddhist An astral god
Planet name "Budha (awakening)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Astral god. The personification of the planet Mercury. The son of SOMA (CANDRA) and TARA or ROHINI. Depicted in a chariot drawn by eight horses or lions (sometimes a single lion). Color: yellow. Attributes: bow, club, rosary, shield and sword. Also Candraja and Candrasuta. 2. Astral god. Buddhist. The personification of the planet Mercury. Stands on a lotus. Attributes: bow and arrow....
"Cakra" Hindu Is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and / or biophysical energy residing in the human body. The New Age movement, and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement, have also adopted and elaborated on this belief. Hindu
Deities name "Cakra (wheel)" Hindu Embodiment of the creator's mind. Emerging in the form of a six-spoked wheel (less frequently eight) which also epitomizes the passage of time, and is a symbol of wholeness and protection. Particularly associated with VISNU and KRSNA, the cakra is a common attribute held by many deities. It is probably of great antiquity since it is known from the time of the Indus Valley civilization (prior to 1700 BC). In Jainism and Buddhism it is the “wheel of the law” which leads to perfection....
Goddess name "Camunda" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA. The name is said to be a contraction of the names of the demonic beings Camda and Munda killed by her. She is also recognized among the SAPTAMATARA and ASTAMATARA mothers as well as sometimes being regarded as a NAVASAKTI. She stands variously on a lion, an owl and a corpse. Attributes: a large and varied assortment of objects are held. Three-eyed. Also YAMI.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. She stands upon a corpse. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
Goddess name "Canda" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A terrible goddess & a distinct form of Durga done in
Goddess name "Canda (violent)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Terrible goddess. A distinct form of DURGA and one of a group of nine NAVADURGAS (“nine durgas). Canda, with Munda, was also one of the demons killed by a form of Durga known as CAMUNDA (contraction of the two demonic names). She is depicted with a large number of attributes. Also a form of MAHISASURAMARDINI....
Goddess name "Candanayika (mistress of the fierce)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA and one of a group of nine NAVADURGAS (“nine durgas)....
"Candanyika" Hindu / Puranic / Epic Another distinctive form of Durga
Goddess name "Candarupa" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA and one of a group of nine NAVADURGAS (“nine durgas)....
Goddess name "Candavati" Hindu An aspect of the goddess Durga and one of the nine navadurgas. Hindu
Goddess name "Candavati" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA and one of a group of nine NAVADURGAS (“nine durgas)....
God name "Candesvara (the lord of Canda)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor god. A benevolent aspect of S IVA. Also an attendant on S iva, said to have been a youthful cowherd. He sits on a lotus throne. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, club, crown, hatchet, noose, rosary, snake, trident and water jar....
God name "Candfrasekhara" Hindu / Puranic A form of a god Siva
Goddess name "Candi" India demon-destroying form of the Hindu goddess Sakti. India
Goddess name "Candika" Hindu A name of the Hindu goddess Durga, who inhabits the graveyard.
Goddess name "Candika (fierce)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess of desire. May be included among the SAPTAMATARAS or ASTAMATARAS (mothers)....
Goddess name "Candogra" Hindu Goddess, a distinctive form of Durga. Hindu
Goddess name "Candogra (fierce and terrible)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA and one of a group of nine NAVADURGAS (“nine durgas)....
Planet name "Candra" Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Buddhist A planet god commonly affiliated with the moon
Goddess name "Candra" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Planet god. Personified by the moon and also seen as a dikpala or guardian of the northern direction. Consorts include KAUMUDI, TARA and the NAKSATRAS or astral goddesses. His son is BUDHA. He drives in a chariot drawn by ten white horses. Color: white. Attributes: club, lotus, sacred rope and prayer wheel. The term candra usually refers to the cup containing the sacrificial yellow beverage SOMA, often a synonym for the deity. Candra is also the apotheosis of the pale yellow moon disc. 2. Planet god. Buddhist. Attended by a goose. Color: white. Attributes: moon disc on a lotus....
Goddess name "Candra Kirana" Hindu An incarnation of Dewi Ratih, a goddess of love. Hindu
God name "Candrasekhara (moon crested)" Hindu / Puranic Form of the god SIVA. Portrayed standing stiffly upright and wearing snake jewelry with the moon on the left side of his headdress. Attributes: ax and an antelope....
God name "Candsvera" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A Minor God & benevolent aspect of Siva
"Cankilikkaruppan" Hindu His only claims upon the affection of the populace consisted in the prodigal magnificence displayed in the orgies in honour of his brother and himself. These appear to have transcended in fantastic splendour all previous exhibitions. Hindu
God name "Cankilikkaruppan (the black man of the chain)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Worshiped in southern India....
"Caturmurti" Hindu Specific form of Vishnu, a personifications of weapons Hindu
God name "Caturmurti" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. The specific form of Vis'nu with four faces. Also the syncretization of BRAHMA, VIS'NU, SIVA and Surya....
Goddess name "Cenaaianiyammai (lady of the red paddyfield)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Guardian of paddyfields in southern India....
Goddess name "Cenkalaniyammal" Hindu Local goddess who guards the maize fields Hindu.
God name "Chaitanya" Hindu Mendicant god Hindu / Puranic
God name "Chaitanya" Hindu / Puranic Mendicant god. A deified mortal who became one of the many incarnations of the god VIS NU. Born at Nadiya in AD 1484, he died at Puri in 1527. Chaitanya was a sickly child who, according to legend, was left to his fate, hanging in a tree to die, but was revived by the gods and thus became deified. He was married twice before adopting a strict ascetic existence at the age of twenty-four, from which time he traveled extensively, eventually settling in the holy city of Benares. He is remembered as a great social reformer. His main sanctuary at Nadiya includes a small statue of KRSNA to whom he devoted himself....
"Chakora" Hindu A fabulous bird, similar to a partridge that lives upon the beams of the moon. Hindu
Goddess name "Chamunda" Hindu An emanation from the forehead of the goddess Durga to encounter the demons Chanda and Munda. Hindu
Goddess name "Chanda aka Chandi" Hindu The goddess Durga in the form she assumed for the destruction of the Asura called Mahisha. Hindu
Goddess name "Chaya" Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Chaya (shadow)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The reflec tion of the goddess SANJNA, consort of SURYA and mother of the astral deity SANI....
Goddess name "Chinnamastaka" Hindu / Puranic / Epic Goddess, a headless form of Durga. Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Chinnamastaka (decapitated)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A headless form of DURGA. Also one of a group of ten MAHAVIDYAS, goddesses of great knowledge personifying the SAKTI of SI IVA. She may be depicted holding her head in her hands. Aspects include VIRARATRI. Attributes: scimitar, skull. Also Chinnamasta....
"Chinta-mani aka Divya-ratna" Hindu The wish-gem a jewel, said to have belonged to Brahma, which has the power to grant all desires. It is who himself is called by this name.
Goddess name "Citra" Hindu Minor goddess of misfortune and a malevolent astral deity Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Citra (bright)" Hindu / epic / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "DARARIA" Hindu / India Jjustice. The god of law who originates as a creator god and one of the sons of Brahma, but almost certainly derives from the dharmas or archetypal patterns of society identified in the Rg Veda. According to tradition he is the consort of thirteen daughters of DAKSA and the father of Yudhisthra. Also regarded as a minor avatara of VISNU, appearing as a bull standing for the redemption of souls....
"Dagon" Hindu The fish avatar of Krishna. Hindu
God name "Daksa" Hindu God of the Sun and master of the works of unerring right discernment. Hindu
God name "Daksa (skilled and able)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Sun god. The son of BRAHMA and ADITI, he is an ADITYA and demiurge. His consort is PRASUTI, and he is said to have had up to sixty daughters. He appears in conflict with his son-in-law SIVA as the main offender against Siva's consort SATI (accounted as one of his daughters), who was so insulted by Daksa that she committed suicide by jumping into a ritual fire. Siva took revenge by decapitating Daksa but later, after intercession from other gods, Brahma brought him back to life, giving him the substitute head of a sacrificial goat. Attribute: head of a goat. Also PRAJAPATI....
Goddess name "Danu" Hindu Primordial goddess Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name "Daya" Hindu / Puranic A goddess who oddly enough is considered a minor aspect of the god of Visnu
Goddess name "Daya (compassion)" Hindu / Puranic / A SAKTI of Acyuta / never falling / , a minor aspect of the god VIS NU Goddess. Decima...
"Deo" Hindu Originally the term for the thirty-three great divinities. Hindu
God name "Deva" Hindu / Puranic / Vedic Generic name of a god. Hindu / Puranic / Vedic
Deities name "Deva (the god)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Generic name of a god. Originally, in the Rg Veda, thirty or thirty-three devas are indicated, divided into three groups of eleven. In later Hinduism, the term deva is generally applied to deities not included in the chief triad of BRAHMA, VISNU and SIVA....
Goddess name "Devaki" Hindu / Puranic / Epic Mother goddess. Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Devaki (divine)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. Daughter of Devaka and consort of the mythical king VASUDEVA, Devaki bore eight sons, including KRSNA and BALARAMA. Her brother Kamsa believed that the eighth child would kill him and he slaughtered the first six sons. In order to save the remaining two, VISNU implanted the “seed” of his avataras in Devaki's womb (in the form of hairs from his head), before transferring Balarama to the womb of the goddess ROHINI and Krsna to Yasoda, the wife of a cowherd, Nanda....
"Devala" Hindu Music personified as female. Hindu
Planet name "Devapurohita" Hindu / Puranic Astral god. An epithet for the planet god JUPITER....
Spirit name "Devas aka daeva" Hindu A type of celestial being that appears in both Persian mythology and Hinduism. Named after a Sanskrit word meaning "god," the deva emerged in Hindu teachings as a spiritual being, serving the supreme beings.