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List of Gods : "Hindu"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription
Deity name
"Krishna"
Hindu 'Black.' This name occurs in the Rigveda, but without any relation to the great deity of later times. The earliest mention of Krishna, the son of Devaki, is in the Chhandogya Upanishad, where he appears as a scholar. Hindu
Deity name
"Isa (1)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) An aspect of S IVA. Also a dik pala or guardian of the northeastern quarter; and an EKADASARUDRA (one of the eleven rudras). Rides upon a goat or a bull. Color: white. Attributes: five arrows, ax, drum, fruit, hatchet, hook, lute, noose, rosary, staff. Three-eyed.(2) Guardian deity. Buddhist. A minor dikpala attended by a bull. Color: white. Attributes: cup, moon disc and trident....
Goddess name
"Mangala (auspicious)"
Hindu (1) Astral god. Personification of the planet MARS. Depicted by a chariot drawn by eight red fire-horses. According to some authors Mangala is a form of the god S IWA in his cruel aspect. Attributes: club and lotus. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. A form of PARWATI. She rides upon a lion and may bear up to ten arms, carrying arrow, mirror, moon disc, rosary, shield and sword. Three-eyed....
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....
Planet name
"Sarii"
Hindu (1) Astral god. The son of SURYA and CHAYA and the personification of the planet Saturn. Stands upon a lotus or rides in an iron chariot drawn by eight piebald horses. Color: black or blue. Attributes: arrow, bow, rosary, staff and trident.(2) Astral god. Buddhist. Stands upon a tortoise. Color: blue-black. Attribute: a staff....
Goddess name
"Marici (shining)"
Buddhist / Mahayana (1) Astral goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and also his female aspect or SAKTI. She is further identified as a buddha-designate or BODHISATTVA. She may also be the mother of SAKYAMUNI (a form of the BUDDHA). Considered by some to be the equal of the Hindu SURYA. She may be depicted in a three-headed form (as the Sakti of HAYAGRIVA), in which case her left head is that of a pig. She rides in a chariot drawn by seven boars. Color: red, yellow or white. Attributes: arrow, bow, fly whisk, horse's head image in the hair, needle, prayer wheel, staff, sword, thread and trident. Three-eyed.(2) Demiurge. Hindu. A product of the creator god BRAHMA....
Goddess name
"Nirrti (destruction)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic (1) Destructive goddess of darkness. Known chiefly from the Rg-veda, Nirrti has a generally malignant aspect and is associated with pain, misfortune and death. She is believed to live in the south (the land of the dead). She is dark-skinned, wears dark dress and receives the “dark husks” of sacrifice. She is feared by many Hindus, whose offerings are frequent and repeated. In later Hinduism, Nirrti changes sex and becomes a dikpala god of terrifying appearance, guarding the southwestern quarter; he has various consorts including Davi, Kalika and Krsnangi. He stands upon a lion, a man or a corpse. Attributes: javelin, shield, staff, sword and teeth.(2) God. Buddhist. A dikpala or guardian. Color: blue. Stands upon a corpse. Attributes: shield and sword....
Spirit name
"Istadevata"
Hindu (1) Generic title of a personal god. The name given to a deity chosen by an individual for special worship in return for protection and spiritual guidance. Also the name given to a household icon.(2) Tutelary god. Buddhist, particularly in Tibet. The personal deity of one preparing for Tantric initiation....
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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.”...
Spirit name
"Kubera (misshapen)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) God of riches. He was originally the head of the YAKSAS spirits of the Forests, but by Puranic times was associated with wealth and productivity. He is also a dikpala guardian of the northern quarter. The son of Pulastya and Idavida, his consorts include Yaksi, VASUDHARA and Vriddhi. Identified with the city of Alaka. He is depicted as a dwarfish figure riding upon a Brahman or a chariot. Color: white. Attributes: generally carrying a purse, but occasionally with various other items. Also Kuvera, Kauveri.(2) God of riches. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire. Also a dikpala or guardian of the northern quarter. Color: yellow. Attributes: ax, banner, club, cup, hook, Ichneumon disgorging jewels, noose, reliquary and occasionally a trident....
God name
"Karttikeya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) God. A form of SKANDA who was reared by the Pleiades stars and is generally represented therefore with six heads. (In Hindu mythology there are only six Pleiades, not the seven recognized in modern astronomy.) His SAKTI is KARTTIKI and his attendant animal is a peacock. Attributes: conch, hook, noose, prayer wheel, shield, spear, staff, sword and wood apple.(2) God. Buddhist. Equating with the Hindu god Skanda. Color: red. Rides upon a peacock. Attributes: cock, Sakti and staff....
God name
"Mahakala (the great death)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) God. A violent aspect of S IVA. His SAKTI is Mahakah. Rides upon a lion. Color: black. Attributes: five arrows, ax, Brahma-egg, club, cup, rosary of skulls, staff and trident. Three-eyed. Also considered to be a form of the god BHAIRAVA in which context he is a guardian of the faith.(2) Guardian god of tents and science. BuddhistLamaist [Tibet]. Derived from the Hindu god S iva and an emanation of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS. Also one of a group of DHARMAPALAS with terrible appearance and royal attire. A deity of riches. He treads on the god Vinayaka, or on a man, a corpse, or on two elephant-headed men. Color: black, blue or white. Attributes: mainly elephant skin, prayer wheel and trident, but may hold various other objects....
Deities name
"Mara (the destroyer)"
Buddhist (1) God. An evil deity who puts obstacles in the way of the BUDDHA. The equal of the Hindu god Kama. In Buddhist tradition, the Hindu gods INDRA, BRAHMA, VIS NU and S IVA are maras who become vanquished by various Buddhist deities. Attributes: fish standard.(2) God. Hindu. An epithet of KAMA(DEVA)....
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....
God name
"Ganapati (lord of hosts)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) God. The more commonly recognized name of the elephant god GANESA, particularly favored in western India.(2) God. Buddhist (Mahayana). The name of a deity influenced by the Hindu god Ganesa. Depicted riding upon a rat or mouse and carrying an assortment of attributes....
Goddess name
"Kurukulla"
Hindu (1) Goddess of boats. A Tantric deity generally depicted in a boat made of jewels. Also goddess of wine.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). The SAKTI of AMITABHA. Usually of terrifying appearance. Attributes: arrow, bow, flower, hook, noose, rosary and trident....
Goddess name
"Mahakali"
Jain / India (1) Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI.(2) Form of the goddess KALI. Hindu. Also a SAKTI of MAHAKALA. Attributes: conch, cup, headdress, hook, knife, noose, rosary of skulls, staff, sword, waterjar and wheel....
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
"Suridara (charming)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) Goddess. A prosperous aspect of the god SIVA. 2 Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDHAKAPALA....
Goddess name
"Sri(devi) (prosperity)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. An early name which was syncretized with that of LAKSMI to form Sri-Laksmi.(2) Goddess. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire who protect the Dalai Lama. A manifestation of the goddess DEVI sometimes seen in company with VIS NU, when conventionally she stands on his right. Her breasts are covered by a narrow band of cloth. She may be invoked to provide wealth (see also Laksmi). Her retinue includes the goddesses of the seasons and her animal is a mule. Color: blue. Attributes: chiefly cup and staff but on occasion several other objects including a pink lotus. Three-eyed and may be three-headed. Also LHA MO.(3) Goddess. Jain....
Goddess name
"Maha-Sarasvati"
Hindu / Puranic (1) Goddess. An emanation of LAKSMI. Attributes: Book, hook, lute and rosary.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. A variety of SARASVATI. Depicted upon a lotus. Color: white. Attributes: garland of pearls and white lotus....
Goddess name
"Dharani (earth)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of PARASURAMA and an avatara of the goddess LAKSMI.(2) Collective name for a group of deities. Buddhist. Twelve personifications of a particular kind of short mystical religious text used as a charm. Also dharini....
Goddess name
"Gauri (whitish brilliant)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of the god VARUNA, said to have been created at the churning of the ocean of milk. An epithet of PARVATI as a goddess of the corn. Also a SAKTI of Mahesvara, a minor aspect of S IVA. Her attendant animal is a lion or a wolf. Attributes: fish, Forest garland, image of GANESA, lotus, mirror, rosary, trident and water jar. Three-eyed. Also Varuni.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. One of eight GAURIS of terrible appearance. Attributes: head and noose.(3) Messenger goddess. Jain [India]. A SASANADEVATA. Also one of sixteen VIDYADEVIS or goddesses of learning headed by SARASVATI. Color: white. Attribute: a hook....
Goddess name
"Tara (power of hunger)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. May originally have had astral connotations, since the word can be interpreted as “star.” One of a group of MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of SI IVA. She may also be the consort of CANDRA (SOMA). Aspects include Krodharatri. Attributes: knife, skin, skull, snakes and sword. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana and Vajrayana). An epithet of the mother of the BUDDHA, Maya. Also one of a series of female deities, the DHYANIBUDDHASAKTI considered to be aspects of the Sakti of AVALOKITESVARA or of AMOGASHIDDHI. She may also be the Sakti of ADIBIDDHA and of the various DHYANIBUDDHAS, in which case she is characterized by their colors. These Taras thus become “White Tara” and so on.See also BHRKUTI, EKAJATA, KURUKULLA, SITATARA and SYAMATARA. In Tibetan Buddhism she is known as sGrol-ma....
Goddess name
"Kalika (black)"
Buddhist / Mahayana (1) Goddess. Often depicted standing upon a corpse. Color: dark blue. Attributes: cup and knife.(2) Goddess. Hindu (Puranic). A SAKTI of NIRRTI, and an epithet of DURGA....
Goddess name
"Hayasya"
Hindu (1) horse god. Probably identical with Hayagriva.(2) horse goddess. Buddhist. Attribute: the head of a horse....
Goddess name
"Rohini (red)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). She is the mother of BUDHA.(2) Goddess of learning. Jain. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
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....
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....
Goddess name
"Hariti (green or stealing)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Mother goddess. One of the group of MATARAS (mothers) who are the patrons of children. Considered by some to be identical with the goddess Vriddhi. Her consort is Pancika, alternatively KUBERA. In her destructive aspect she steals and eats children. Particularly known from the north and northwest of India. Attribute: a child may be held at her hip, sometimes being eaten.(2) Plague goddess. Buddhist. Associated with smallpox. Also regarded in some texts as the goddess of fertility....
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
"Padma (lotus)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Snake god. One of a group of seven MAHANAGAS. Attributes: rosary and water jar. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. An incarnation of LAKSMI, the consort of an avatara of VIS NU. She is depicted as emanating from the padma or lotus (Nelumbium speciosum) which is the symbol of creation and one of the most important iconographic devices in Hinduism. Also KAMALA....
Demon name
"Hayagriva (horse neck)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) The most significant minor incarnation of the god VIS'NU. He probably originated as a horse god and later became an avatara associated with wisdom and knowledge. At the behest of BRAHMA, Hayagriva rescued the Vedas, stolen by two demons, from the bottom of the primeval ocean. Depicted in human form with the head of a horse and, according to the texts, eight hands. Attributes: Book (Veda), horse's mane and rosary. Also the attributes of Vis'nu. Also Hayasirsa, Vadavavaktra.(2) Patron god of horses. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire, he is considered to be an emanation of AKSOBHYA or AMITABHA. His SAKTI is MARICI. Color: red. Attributes: horse heads, staff and trident, but also arrow, ax, banner, bow, club, flames, flower, image of Aksobhya or Amitabha on the crown, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, skin, snakes, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
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....
Deities name
"Virupaksa (misinformed eyes)"
Hindu Buddhist 1 God. Epithet of SIVA and one of the EKADASARUDRAS or eleven RUDRA deities. Attributes: ax, bell, club, cup, drum, hook, knife, lotus, prayer wheel, rosary, Sakti and sword. Threeheaded....

"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
Goddess name
"Mahakala"
Hindu A Hindu Goddess, considered by some to be the consort of Shiva, and by others as the basis of Reality

"Annapurna"
India A Hindu avatar of Durga who ruled over food production. India
Goddess name
"Parvati"
Hindu A Hindu goddess. She is the wife of Lord Shiva and the Divine mother of Lord Ganesh and Lord Murugan. Some communities also believe her to be the Divine sister of Lord Vishnu

"Kehama"
Hindu A Hindu rajah who obtains and sports with supernatural powers.

"Mula"
Hindu A Lunar mansion, or Nakshatra, in Hindu Astrology.
God name
"Candsvera"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A Minor God & benevolent aspect of Siva
King name
"Kumuda"
Hindu A Naga or serpent king whose sister, Kumudvati, married Kusa, son of Rama. Hindu
Deities name
"Nagaraja"
Hindu A Sanskrit word from naga (snake) and raj (king) meaning king of Snakes. It is applied to two main deities, Vasuki and Takshak. Vasuki and Takshak are brothers, children of Kashyap and Kadru, who are the parents of all snakes. Hindu
Goddess name
"Usas"
Hindu A beneficient goddess who produces daylight and urges men to their works. Hindu
Goddess name
"Purvabhahadrapada"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A benevolent minor goddess of fortune
Spirit name
"Radha"
Hindu A celebrated cowherdess beloved by Krishna, mystically interpreted as the human ego seeking Krishna, the spiritual ego. Hindu

"Hanuman"
Hindu A celestial being, named Punjikasthala, who, due to a curse, was born on the earth as a female vanara. The curse was to be removed on her giving birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Hindu

"Sikhandin"
Hindu A character in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. The son of Drupada, he fought in the Kurukshetra war on the side of the Pandavas.
Deities name
"Abhaswaras"
Hindu A class of deities, sixty-four in number, of whose nature little is known. Hindu
God name
"Tvastar"
Hindu / Vedic A creator god
God name
"Narayana"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A creator god thought to be synonymous with business

"Kalaka"
Hindu A daughter of Daksha, married to Kasyapa, and bore him 60,000 distinguished Danavas, called Paulomas and Kalakanjas, who were powerful, ferocious, and cruel. Hindu
Demon name
"Sankhasura"
Hindu A demon who warred against the gods, stole the Vedas and hid them at the bottom of the sea. They were rescued by Vishnu in the form of a fish. Hindu

"Kausika"
Hindu A devotee mentioned in the Mahabharata as having gone to a hell of torment for having pointed out to robbers a road by which they pursued and killed some persons who fled from them. Hindu

"Kacha"
Hindu A disciple of Sukra who learnt the mystic power of restoring the dead to life. Hindu
Goddess name
"Ugaracandika"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A distinctive form of a goddess Durga

"Narada"
Hindu A Divine sage from the Hindu tradition

"Chakora"
Hindu A fabulous bird, similar to a partridge that lives upon the beams of the moon. Hindu
God name
"Istadevata"
Hindu A favourite god a person chooses to show devotion and develop a special relationship with. Hindu
Spirit name
"Raja Matangi"
Hindu A female spirit who watches carefully over men's actions. 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
"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
God name
"Bhumiya"
Hindu / Puranic / Vedic A fertility god who was eventually identified as a form of Vishnu. Hindu / Puranic / Vedic
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.
God name
"Candfrasekhara"
Hindu / Puranic A form of a god Siva
Goddess name
"Mahakali"
Hindu A form of the goddess Kali
Goddess name
"Gauri"
Hindu A form of the mighty Durga & a goddess of spring
King name
"Sita"
Hindu A furrow; Rama's wife, so named because she sprang from a furrow made by king Janaka while plowing the ground to prepare it for a sacrifice by him to obtain a son. Hindu
God name
"Istadevata"
Hindu A generic title for a personal God or a house icon
Deities name
"Vasu[s]"
Hindu / India A generic title for the gods / deities that attend Indra
God name
"Ganapati/ Ganesa/ Ganesha"
Hindu / Puranic A god of education, wisdom, luck, prosperity, & prudence
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.
God name
"Surya"
Hindu / Vedic A god of light & war
God name
"Kama/ Kama[Deva]"
Hindu / Puranic / Indian A god of love & carnal desire
God name
"Indra"
Hindu A god of Rain, storms, thunder & clouds
God name
"Karttikeya/ Skanda/ Scanda"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A god of war & a form of Skanda
God name
"Savitar"
Hindu / Vedic A god of war & the Sun
God name
"Triglav"
Slavic A god or complex of gods similar in nature to the Trinity in Christianity or Trimurti in Hinduism. Slavic
God name
"Trivikrama"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A god that may have been a Sun god but is accepted as an incarnation of Visnu
God name
"Aparajita"
Hindu / Puranic A god, a form of Rudra
Goddess name
"Dirghadevi"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess
Goddess name
"Shitala"
Hindu A goddess invoked to get rid of small pox, chicken pox and grant fertility or children. Hindu
Goddess name
"Sarasvati Hindu,"
Vedic A goddess of astronomy, science, education, wisdom, eloquence & rivers
Goddess name
"Kali"
Hindu / Puranic / India A goddess of cemeteries, destruction & death that helped dance the universe into existence
Goddess name
"Nirriti"
Hindu / Vedic A goddess of corruption, decay, disease, healing & of destruction of evil
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
"Warrta"
Hindu A goddess of happiness
Goddess name
"Maya"
Hindu A goddess of illusion
Goddess name
"Kotisri"
Hindu A goddess of silk cultivation with responsibility of uprooting thorn bushes Sraddha Hindu.
Goddess name
"Prithivi"
Hindu A goddess of the earth
Goddess name
"Svasti devi"
Hindu A goddess of the home
Goddess name
"Uttara Bhadrapada"
Hindu A goddess of the hunt and one of Shiva's servants. Hindu
Goddess name
"Bhadra"
Hindu / Puranic A goddess of the hunt and one of Shiva's servants. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Parvati/ Sakti/ Ahladini-Sadini/ Sati/ Uma"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A goddess of the mountains
Goddess name
"Sundara"
Hindu / Puranic A goddess that is a prosperous aspect of Siva, a god
Goddess name
"Issaki"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess walking around with a headless child
Goddess name
"Rukmini"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess who is avatar of Laksmi among other things
Goddess name
"Daya"
Hindu / Puranic A goddess who oddly enough is considered a minor aspect of the god of Visnu
Goddess name
"Mangala"
Hindu A goddess, a form of Parvati
Goddess name
"Pratibhanaspratisamvit"
Hindu A goddess, one of context analysis
Goddess name
"Kurukalla"
Hindu A goddess, one of the Tantric deities
Goddess name
"Naksatara[s]"
Hindu A group of astral goddesses
Goddess name
"Astamastara"
Hindu / Puranic A group of mother goddesses
Demon name
"Asuras"
Hindu / Vedic A group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as demons. They were opposed to the devas. Hindu / Vedic
King name
"Kalmashapada"
Hindu A king of the Solar race, son of Sudasa (hence he is called Saudasa), and a descendant of Ikshwaku. Saktri turned him into a man-eating goblin. Hindu
Goddess name
"Bombat Kamayan"
Hindu A local deceased goddess
Goddess name
"Minaski/ Minaci"
Hindu A local fish goddess
God name
"Palaniyantavan"
Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil A local god
God name
"Gal Bapsi"
Hindu / Davidian / Tamil A local god that can expiate sins, but it is rough
Goddess name
"Karalkal Ammaiyar"
Hindu / S India A local mother goddess
Ghost name
"Puttam"
Hindu A malicious imp or ghost who haunts the places where bodies are burned. Hindu

"Bhaiarva"
Hindu / Puranic A minor form of Siva
Goddess name
"Uttarapalguni"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess
Goddess name
"Purvaphalguni"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name
"Purvashadha"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name
"Rohini"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name
"Uttarabhadrapada"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name
"Siddhi"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune that grants favors
Goddess name
"Aslea[s]"
Hindu A minor goddess of misfortune
Goddess name
"Raka"
Hindu / Vedic A minor goddess of prosperity
Goddess name
"Hotr[a]"
Hindu / Vedic A minor goddess of sacrifices
Monster name
"Kumbhakarna"
Hindu A monster who, under the curse of Brahma, slept for six months at a time and remained awake for only a single day. Hindu
Goddess name
"Hinglaj[-Mata]"
Hindu A mother goddess
Goddess name
"Narasinhi/ Chandika"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A mother goddess
Goddess name
"Sati/ Sakti/ Parvati"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A mother goddess
God name
"Himavan/ Himivat"
Hindu A mountain god, the apotheosis of the Himalayan mountains
Goddess name
"Manasa"
Hindu A naga and goddess of fertility. She is popularly known as the goddess of wish fulfilment and one who protects against snakebite. She is also associated with the earth and higher knowledge. Hindu
God name
"Kumari"
Hindu A name of Skanda, god of war. In the Brahmanas the term is applied to Agni. Hindu

"Kala"
Hindu A name of Yama, the judge of the dead. In the Atharva-Veda Time is addressed as the source and ruler of all things. Hindu
Goddess name
"Candika"
Hindu A name of the Hindu goddess Durga, who inhabits the graveyard.
God name
"Khadau"
Hindu A pair of wooden sandles once worn by the hindu god Ram. Bharat placed them symbolically on Ayodhya's throne. Amur, Siberia

"Somaskanda"
Hindu A particular form of representation of Shiva with his consort Uma, and Skanda as a child. Hindu

"Vamana"
Hinduism A personality described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the Fifth Avatara of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age, or Treta yuga. Also he is the first Avatar of Vishnu which appears with a completely human form, though it was that of a dwarf brahmin. He is also sometimes known as Upendra.
God name
"Jvartaharisvara"
Hindu A plague god associated with malaria
Goddess name
"Hatti"
Hindu A plague goddess associated with cholera
Planet name
"Candra"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Buddhist A planet god commonly affiliated with the moon

"Kuru"
Hindu A prince of the Lunar race, son of Samvarana by Tapati, a daughter of the Sun. Hindu
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
"Sarasvati"
Hindu A sacred river in the Vedas, and as a river goddess she was often invoked to bestow vitality, renown. She is described as moving along a golden path and destroying the demon Vritra. Hindu
Demon name
"Ahi"
Hindu A serpent aka Vritra, the Vedic demon of drought. Hindu
King name
"Kaliya"
Hindu A serpent king who had five heads, and dwelt in a deep pool of the Yamuna, with numerous attendant serpents. His mouths vomited fire and smoke and he laid waste all the country round. Hindu
God name
"Karkota"
Hindu A snake god
God name
"Sankha[pala]"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A snake god
Deities name
"Ananta"
Hindu / Puranic A snake god & one of the seven snake deities
God name
"Sesa[naga]"
Hindu / Epic / Vedic / Puranic A snake god / Naga, he is at the Great serpent that lies in the primeval sea & encircles the world
Deity name
"Ansa"
Hindu / Puranic A solar deity and one of the Adityas.Hindu / Puranic
Demon name
"Pradyumna"
Hindu A son of Krishna and Rukmini who, as a baby, was abducted by the demon Sambara and cast into the sea and swallowed by a fish. The fish was caught and opened and the child was found inside. He was given to a woman in Sambara's house to raise. Narada informed her about the true identity of the child. When Pradyumna grew up, he battled the demon Sambara, defeated him. Pradyumna was later killed in a drunken brawl in his father's court at Dwaraka. Hindu

"Salagrama"
Hindu A stone credited with possessing magical properties and worn in parts of India as an amulet. Hindu

"Linga"
Hindu A symbol of Divine generative energy, especially a phallus or phallic object worshiped as a symbol of Shiva. Hindu
Goddess name
"Bhutamata"
Hindu A terrible and malevolent goddess, a form of Devi. Hindu
Goddess name
"Canda"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A terrible goddess & a distinct form of Durga done in
God name
"Varuna"
Hindu A thousand-eyed god who sees all that happens in the world. Hindu
Goddess name
"Devi"
Hindu A twelve armed warrior goddess
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.
God name
"Bhima/ Bhimsen/ Bhimul Pen"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A warrior & Rain god
God name
"Mon"
Kafir / Afghanistan / Hindukush A warrior god & hero from prehistoric origins and around today

"Badhava"
Hindu Aka Haya-Siras. A flame with the head of a horse. Hindu

"Yambuvan"
Hindu An Avatar of Brahma in the form of a huge bear. In the war against Ravana, Yambuvan led an army of bears to Ceylon. Hindu
God name
"Ikvaku"
Hindu / Vedic An ancestral Sun god, that creator god

"Isa"
Hindu / Puranic An aspect of Siva
Goddess name
"Candavati"
Hindu An aspect of the goddess Durga and one of the nine navadurgas. Hindu
God name
"Budha"
Hindu / Vedic / Epic / Puranic / Buddhist An astral god

"Kurma[vatara]"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic An avatar of Visnu
God name
"Airavat"
Hindu An elephant produced at the churning of the ocean and appropriated by the god Indra. Hindu
Goddess name
"Chamunda"
Hindu An emanation from the forehead of the goddess Durga to encounter the demons Chanda and Munda. Hindu
God name
"Sraddha-deva"
Hindu An epithet of Yama, the god of death and king of the underworld. Hindu
Demon name
"Kuvalayapida"
Hindu An immense elephant, or a demon in elephantine form, belonging to Kansa, and employed by him to trample the boys Krishna and Balarama to death. The attempt failed and the elephant was killed. Hindu

"Subhadra"
Hindu An important character in the Mahabharata. She is the half-sister of Krishna, wife of Arjuna, and mother of Abhimanyu. Hindu
Goddess name
"Candra Kirana"
Hindu An incarnation of Dewi Ratih, a goddess of love. Hindu

"KRSNA/ Kannan"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Tamil An incarnation of Vishnu known as the dark one
God name
"Salagrama"
Hindu / late Aniconic form of the god VIS'NU. A fossil ammonite shell embodying the god and forming a part of daily ritual in many Vaisnava households as well as appearing in monasteries....

"Candanyika"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic Another distinctive form of Durga
God name
"Narasinha"
Hindu Another incarnation of the god Visnu. Hindu
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....
God name
"Gardua"
Hindu Archaic Sun god Hindu / Vedic
Demon name
"Garuda (the devourer)"
Hindu / Vedic Archaic Sun god and Divine vehicle. Originally depicted as a solar deity, Garuda evolved into a bird-like human hybrid who became the deified mount of VIS'NU. Also a chief adversary of nagas (snake-like demons), which he devours. In early depictions Garuda has a parrot's beak. Said to have been born from an egg, the son of Vinata and KASYAPA. Epithets include Amrtaharana, Garutman, Tarksya. Attributes: conch, club, lotus and nectar, but may also bear the attributes of Vis'nu.(2) Mount or vahana of VAJRAPANI. Buddhist. Attributes: flower, horse-head, noose, skin and staff. Three-eyed and three-headed....
Goddess name
"Vana-Durga"
Hindu / Puranic Aspect of DURGA. A form of the goddess invoked by woodsmen and Foresters. She often wears an elephant skin, is eight-armed and carries an assortment of weapons....

"Isa"
Hindu Aspect of Siva Hindu / Puranic

"Vatapattrasayin (reclining on a fig leaf)"
Hindu / Puranic Aspect of VISNU. The image is found in classical bronze sculptures and represents either Vis'nu in a violent form, or KRSNA, reposed on a fig leaf that floats upon the primeval ocean of a new cosmos after the previous world order has been destroyed....

"Vaikuntha"
Hindu / Puranic Aspect of VISNU. Vis'nu is depicted under this title residing in his own heaven, known as Vaikuntha. He is seen with four heads in an attribute known as caturmukha, where the central head is human, that to the left is Sakti, to the right NARASINHA, and facing behind, VARAHA. As such Vis'nu's vehicle is either the mythical bird, GARUDA, or he reposes on the serpent ANANTA (SESA). The aspect may also be known as Trailokyamohana....
God name
"Mangala"
Hindu Astral god Hindu
God name
"Sani"
Buddhist Astral god Hindu / Buddhist
God name
"Dhruva"
Hindu Astral god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Shaii"
Hindu / late Astral god and bringer of misfortune. The cult of Shani evolved in about the eighth century AD with the advance of Indian astronomy. He is propitiated frequently to ward off ill-luck and may be depicted sitting on a lotus or riding in a chariot. Attribute: a staff....
God name
"Brhaspati"
Hindu Astral god personifying Jupiter Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Shani"
Hindu Astral god who brought misfortune. Hindu
Planet name
"Devapurohita"
Hindu / Puranic Astral god. An epithet for the planet god JUPITER....
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....
Planet name
"Sukra (bright)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Venus and the tutor of the demons. He may, on occasion, be represented as female, owing to the fact that he was once made to swallow his attendant Kaca and then restore him to life. Color: white. Rides in a golden or silver chariot drawn by eight or ten horses. Attributes: Book, prayer wheel, purse, staff, treasure and waterjar....
Deities name
"Dhruva (immovable)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The son of Uttanapada, a star in the constellation of Ursa Minor which was the pole star in the last millennium BC. An avatara of V IS NU. Also one of a group of Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA. In different context, the description of a kind of fixed icon. Attributes: prayer wheel, rosary, spear and water jar....
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....

"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
Deities name
"Vasus"
Hindu Attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means 'Dweller' or 'Dwelling'. Hindu
God name
"Dhara"
Hindu Attendant god Hindu / Puranic
God name
"Pratyusa"
Hindu Attendant god of Indra Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Deities name
"Prabhasa (shining dawn)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: cup, hook, Sakti and staff....
Deities name
"Pratyusa (scorching)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: hook, knife, Sakti and sword....
Deities name
"Apa"
Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: hook and plough....
Deities name
"Dhara (supporting)"
Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: lotus, plough, rosary and spear....