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

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Devasena"
Hindu / Puranic Goddess. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Devasena (heavenly host)"
Hindu / Puranic Goddess. One of the consorts of SKANDA who normally stands to his left. Attribute: lotus in the left hand....
God name
"Devata"
Hindu The gods in general or, as most frequently used, the whole body of inferior gods. Hindu
Goddess name
"Devi"
Hindu A twelve armed warrior goddess
Goddess name
"Devi"
Hindu Twelve armed warrior goddess. Hindu
Deity name
"Devi"
Hindu The consort of Siva and daughter of Himavat, the Himalaya mountains. As the female energy of Siva she considered either as a beneficent or as a malignant deity. Hindu
Goddess name
"Devi (the goddess)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess epitomizing the active female principle. Devi evolved as a major goddess out of the older notion of mother and vegetation goddesses. She is seen more as an abstract principle who will nevertheless respond directly to worshipers' prayers. By the fifth century AD she appears in many forms as the active (feminine) aspect or power of male deities. General attributes: conch, hook, noose, prayer wheel and trident. Devi is also the generic name given to a female deity, in her capacity as the consort of a god or DEVA.See also SRI(DEVI), BHUMIDEVI....
Goddess name
"Dhanistha"
Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune to and malevolent astral deity. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Dhanistha (very rich)"
Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Also SRAVISTHA....
God name
"Dhanvantari"
Hindu / Puranic / Vedic / Epic God of the Sun who later became an avatar of the god Visnu. Hindu / Puranic / Vedic / Epic
God name
"Dhanvantari (traveling through an arc)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Sun god. In later tradition a minor incarnation or avatara of the god VISNU, also closely associated with Medicine. In Vedic mythology Dhanvantari carried the ambrosia created from the primeval ocean of milk. He brought medical science to mankind. Only as the religion evolved did he become identified as an avatara. As KANTATMAN (PRADYUMNA), he is thought to be Kama reincarnated after his death at the hands of SIVA. Various other epithets and existences are attributed to this deity. Offerings are due to him at dusk in the northeastern quarter. He is the guardian deity of hospitals which are usually in the vicinity of a sanctuary of Vis”nu. Attributes: two bowls containing ambrosia. Also Kantatman....
God name
"Dhara"
Hindu Attendant god Hindu / Puranic
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....
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....
God name
"Dharma"
Hindu God of justice, righteousness and virtue Hindu
Goddess name
"Dharti Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Dharti Mata"
Hindu / Puranic Mother goddess. A deity who appears late in Hinduism and equates with PRTHIVI or BHUMIDEVI. According to some authors she is the consort of THAKUR DEO. Also Dhartri Mai, Darti Awwal....
God name
"Dhatar"
Hindu God of the Sun Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Dhatar (creator)"
Hindu / Puranic Sun god. An original Vedic list of six descendants of the goddess ADITI or Adityas, all of whom take the role of Sun gods was, in later times, enlarged to twelve, including Dhatar. Color: golden. Attributes: two lotuses, lotus rosary and waterjar. Also Dhatr....
Goddess name
"Dhisana"
Hindu Minor goddess of prosperity Hindu
Goddess name
"Dhisana"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth. Also the name given to a bowl of fermented drink or soma....
God name
"Dhruva"
Hindu Astral god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
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
"Dhumavati"
Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Dhumavati (smoky)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. One of a group of ten MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of S IVA. Aspects include Darunaratri (night of frustration), who is also regarded as one of the personifications of the goddess Sakti....
Goddess name
"Dhumorna"
Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Dhumorna (smoke)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The consort of YAMA. Attribute: a pomegranate....
Goddess name
"Dhumravati"
Hindu Rather terrible goddess, walks around with a skull in the hand Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Dhumravati"
Hindu / Puranic Terrible goddess. Attributes: skull in the hand and garland of skulls, sword and tusks....
God name
"Dhurjati"
Hindu God, a manifestation of Siva Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Dhurjati (with matted hair)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. A manifestation of SI IVA in which his body is smeared with ash....
Goddess name
"Didi"
Thakrun Hindu a plague goddess associated with cholera
Goddess name
"Didi Thakrun"
Hindu / northern India Plague goddess. Associated with cholera. Worshiped locally at Bardvan....
Goddess name
"Digambara (naked)"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. The SAKTI of Yogambara. Attribute: a bowl. NOTE: Digambara is also an epithet of the goddess KALI in Hindu religion....

"Diksa"
Hindu Or initiation is personified as the wife of Soma, the moon. Hindu
Goddess name
"Diksa (initiation)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The consort of Ugra and mother of SANTANA. Also the name of the Buddhist Tantric initiation ceremony....
Goddess name
"Dipti"
Hindu Minor goddess Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Dipti (brightness)"
Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess. No details available....
Goddess name
"Dirghadevi"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess
Goddess name
"Dirghadevi (long goddess)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. Consort of the god NIRRTI....
Goddess name
"Disa"
Hindu In minor goddess and the momma of the minor creation god Sarga Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Disa (the ten directions of space)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. Consort of SI IVA in his terrible aspect of BHIMA and mother of the minor god Sarga (creation)....
Goddess name
"Diti"
Hindu Goddess of the earth. Hindu
Goddess name
"Diti"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Goddess. The daughter of DAKSA, a consort of ADITI (in the Rg Veda) or KASYAPA and the mother of a race of demons. Attributes: blue lotus, child and fruit.See also Aditi....
God name
"Dogumrik"
Kafir / Afghanistan Local guardian and warrior god. Known from the village of Shtiwe in the southeastern Hindukush, Dogumrik is the herdsman to the daughters of the god IMRA and possibly a localized equivalent of the god MON....
God name
"Duha Deo"
Hindu Minor god the bridegroom Hindu
God name
"Dulha Deo"
Hindu Minor god of the bridegroom. Attribute: an ax hanging from a tree....
Goddess name
"Durga"
Hindu Goddess of fire and a vengeful warrior Hindu / Puranic
God name
"Dyaus Pitar"
Hindu / India / Vedic Creator god. Hindu / India / Vedic
God name
"Ekadasaruda"
Hindu Collective name for the group of gods (11) they are forms of the god Rudra Hindu
God name
"Ekadasarudra"
Hindu Collective name for a group of gods. The eleven forms of the god RUDRA, each typically represented with sixteen arms. Common attributes include ax, moon disc and tiger skin....
Deity name
"Ekanetra (on e-eyed)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor deity. One of a group of emancipated VIDYESVARAS (lords of knowledge) considered to be aspects of SIVA. Virtually identical with EKARUDRA, but with a single eye....
Deity name
"Ekarudra"
Hindu Minor deity, another aspect of Siva Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Deity name
"Ekarudra"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor deity. One of a group of emancipated VIDYESVARAS (lords of knowledge) considered to be aspects of SIVA. Virtually identical with EKANETRA, but with normal eyes....
Goddess name
"Ellaman"
Dravidian Goddess of passage, an astral deity Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
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
"Gajavahana"
Dravidian God, a form of the god Skanda Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
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....
God name
"Gal Bapsi"
Hindu / Davidian / Tamil A local god that can expiate sins, but it is rough
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
"Ganapati"
Hindu God of education, wisdom, luck, prosperity, and prudence Hindu / Puranic
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....
God name
"Ganapati/ Ganesa/ Ganesha"
Hindu / Puranic A god of education, wisdom, luck, prosperity, & prudence
God name
"Ganesa"
Hindu Son of Siva and Parbutta; also called Gunputty, the elephant god. The god of wisdom, fore-thought, and prudence. The Mercury of the Hindus. Hindu
Goddess name
"Ganga"
Hindu Goddess of mercy, cleaning, health, rivers and happiness. Hindu
Goddess name
"Ganga"
Hindu / Puranic River goddess. Guardian deity of the Ganges. The elder daughter of HIMAVAN and MENA, she is the sister of PARVATI and the consort of VIS'NU and AGNI. She is also the second consort of SIVA. Ganga is regarded as a symbol of purity and is frequently depicted with Brahma washing the raised foot of VIS'NU TRIVIKRAMA. According to tradition she was a heavenly river brought to earth and caught by Siva in his hair to soften the shock of her fall. She rides on a fish or water monster. Color:...
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
"Gauri"
Hindu A form of the mighty Durga & a goddess of spring
Goddess name
"Gauri"
Hindu The Goddess of marital felicity and longevity; she is worshipped particularly by ladies to seek the long life of their husbands. Hindu
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....

"Gayatri"
Hindu Personification of a hymn. The name of a popular hymn in the Rg Veda, dedicated to the Sun. Also the name of one, possibly the second, of the consorts of BRAHMA.See also SARASVATI....
God name
"Ghantakarna"
Hindu God of healing Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Ghantakarna (ears like bells)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God of healing. An attendant of SIVA, worshiped as a guardian against diseases of the skin. Attributes: bell with noose, and hammer. NOTE: there is also a poorly defined goddess Ghantakarni....
God name
"Ghentu"
Hindu Minor god Hindu
God name
"Ghentu"
Hindu Minor god. Known in northern India as the god who “sends the itch.”...
Goddess name
"Gish"
Kafir / Afghanistan God of war. Known chiefly among the Kati people in the southern Hindukush. Gish seems partly modeled on the Aryan (Vedic) god INDRA (see also INDR). One of the offspring of the creator god IMRA, his mother is named as Utr; she carried him for eighteen months before he wrenched himself from her belly, stitching her up with a needle. His consort is the goddess SANJU. He slaughters with great efficiency but is considered lacking in graces and intellect, emerging in a generally boorish light (see also THOR). His home is a fortress of steel atop a mythical walnut tree propped up by his mother which provides nourishment and strength for his warriors. The Rainbow is a sling with which he carries his quiver. Gish is associated chiefly with the villages of Kamdesh and Shtiwe but has been worshiped throughout the Kafir region with the sacrifice of hornless oxen, particularly prior to combat. A feast was given in his honor if the outcome was successful. Also Giwish....
God name
"Goraknath"
Hindu Guardian god who is an avatar of Siva Hindu
God name
"Goraknath"
Hindu Guardian god. An avatara of Si iva, worshiped among cow-herders and the founder of the gorakbnatbi sect in Nepal....
Goddess name
"Gujo"
Kafir / Afghanistan Tutelary guardian deity. A god of whom there is nothing other than a passing reference from among the extinct southern Hindukush tribe of Pachags. He may have been a local consort of the messenger goddess Zhiwu....
Goddess name
"Gulissa Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess who became a goddess of evil intent, inflecting sickness Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Gulsilia Mata"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, inflicting sickness. Particularly known from Bengal....

"Halahala"
Hindu The name of a poison created from the sea when Devas and Asuras churned the sea in order to obtain Amrita, the nectar of immortality. Hindu
Goddess name
"Hammu Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess. Locally worshiped by the Bhils....
Deity name
"Hansa"
Hindu / Puranic The name, according to the Bhagavata Purana, of the "One Caste" when there were as yet no varieties of caste, but verily "one Veda, one deity and one Caste". Hindu / Puranic

"Hansa (goose)"
Hindu / Puranic Minor avatara of VISNU. Depicted in the form of a goose....

"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
Goddess name
"Hanuman (with large jaws)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Monkey god. Hanuman attends RAMA, one of the incarnations of VISINU, and personifies the ideal and faithful servant. He is the son of PAVANA, the god of winds, and is noted for his speed and agility in which context he is often worshiped by young men and athletes. He leads a mythical Forest army of monkeys, and is depicted as a monkey with a long tail. He takes a major role in the Ramayana epic searching for, and rescuing, the goddess SITA who has been captured by the demon Ravana. He may appear trampling on the goddess of Lanka [Sri Lanka]. Worshiped particularly in southern India but more generally in villages. Color: red. Attributes: bow, club, mane, rock and staff. May appear five-headed....

"Hanuman/ Hanumat"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic Chief minister & general of the monkey people as well as a patron saint of learning

"Hanumat"
Hindu The fleet-footed manifestation of wind. Hindu

"Hara"
Hindu / Puranic Avatar of Siva. Hindu / Puranic

"Hara (destroyer)"
Hindu / Puranic Epithet of SI IVA. Also one of the EKADASARUDRAS (eleven rudras)....

"Hardaul"
Hindu The patron of unmarried girls and brides who ensures respectively the marriage and wellbeing in the married life. Hindu
God name
"Hardaul"
Hindu Plague god, also a wedding god. A locally worshiped deity known particularly in Bundelkhand, northern India, as a protector against cholera and considered to have been an historical figure who died in AD 1627....
God name
"Hari (yellowish brown)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation of the god V IS'NU. Popularized by modern religious movements, Hari is one of the sons of the god DHARMA who sprang from the heart of BRAHMA. He is most closely linked with KRSNA, but he and Krsna also parallel Dharma's other sons, NARA and NARAYANA. Hari can be a more generic epithet applied to several Hindu gods....
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
"Harsa"
Hindu Goddess Hindu
Goddess name
"Harsa (desire)"
Hindu Goddess. The SAKTI of the god HRSIKESA....
Goddess name
"Hasta"
Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Hasta (band)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA or astral goddess; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name
"Hatthi"
Hindu Plague goddess. Particularly associated with cholera in northwestern India....
Goddess name
"Hatti"
Hindu A plague goddess associated with cholera
Goddess name
"Hatti"
Hindu Plague goddess associated with cholera Hindu

"Hayagriva"
Hindu Incarnation of Vishnu Hindu / Puranic / Epic

"Hayagriva"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic The most important incarnation of Vishnu
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....
God name
"Hayasa"
Hindu horse god, could be Hayangriva in disguise Hindu
Goddess name
"Hayasya"
Hindu (1) horse god. Probably identical with Hayagriva.(2) horse goddess. Buddhist. Attribute: the head of a horse....
Deities name
"Heruka"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the most popular deities in the pantheon, though probably owing much to the influence of the Hindu god S IWA. Originally an epithet for another Hindu god, GANESA, but in Buddhism seen as an emanation of AKSOBHYA. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA and the product of their liaison is nirvana (eternal bliss). Typically he stands upon a corpse. In northeastern India, Heruka is worshiped as a compassionate god. Attributes: club, flayed human skin, image of Aksobhya, jewel, knife, fifty skulls, sword, staff and teeth....
God name
"Hevajira"
Buddhist God equivalent to the Hindu Siva Buddhist / Mahayana
God name
"Hevajira"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A BODHISATTVA (buddha-designate) and an emanation of AKSOBHYA. The Tantric form of HERUKA and the Buddhist equivalent of the Hindu god Siva Nataraja. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA or VAJRAVARAHI and he may appear dominating the four MARAS (the Hindu gods BRAHMA, VISNU, SIVA and INDRA). Color: blue. Attributes: bell, bow, hook, image of Aksobhya on crown, jewel, lotus, prayer wheel, wine glass. He holds a skull in each hand and an assortment of other weapons. Threeor eightheaded, from two to sixteen arms and two or four legs; three-eyed....
God name
"Himavan"
Hindu God of mountains, the personification of the Himalayan mountains. Hindu
God name
"Himavan (snowy)"
Hindu mountain god. The personification of the Himalaya and considered to be the father of PARVATI and GANGA. His consort is MENA. Also Himavat.See also HIMAVAN....
God name
"Himavan/ Himivat"
Hindu A mountain god, the apotheosis of the Himalayan mountains
Goddess name
"Hinglaj(-Mata)"
Hindu Mother goddess. Locally worshiped in northern India and particularly in Baluchistan....
Goddess name
"Hinglaj-Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu
Goddess name
"Hinglaj[-Mata]"
Hindu A mother goddess
Demon name
"Hiranyagarbha"
Hindu Creator god identified in the Rig Veda, the demon king who proclaimed himself king of the universe Hindu / Vedic
God name
"Hiranyagarbha (golden egg)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. Identified in the opening of the Rg Veda, as the god of the golden seed emerging from the cosmic egg. The halves of the shell become sky and earth, and the yolk becomes the Sun. The embryo impregnates the primordial waters....
Goddess name
"Hotr(a) (invoker)"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of sacrifices. She is invoked to appear on the sacrificial field before a ritual and is particularly identified with the act of prayer. Usually associated with the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name
"Hotr[a]"
Hindu / Vedic A minor goddess of sacrifices
Goddess name
"Hotra"
Hindu Minor goddess of sacrifices Hindu / Vedic
God name
"Hrsikesa"
Hindu God, a minor avatar of Visnu Hindu
God name
"Hrsikesa (lord of the senses)"
Hindu God. Minor avatara of VIS NU. His SAKTI is HARSA....
Goddess name
"Hulka Devi"
Hindu Goddess of cholera. Hindu

"Ida"
Hindu Of the earth, abundant food, and nourishment. She is also the granter of any blessings evoked through her. Hindu
God name
"Iksvaku"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. One of the ancestral dynasty of Sun gods or ADITI....
God name
"Ikvaku"
Hindu / Vedic An ancestral Sun god, that creator god
Goddess name
"Ila"
Hindu Minor goddess of sacrifices Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name
"Ila"
Hindu / Vedic Minor god(dess) of sacrifices. She is invoked to appear on the sacrificial field before a ritual. Usually associated with the goddess SARASVATI, Ila is linked with the sacred cow and her epithets include “butter-handed” and “butter-footed.”...
God name
"Imra"
Hindu / Kush The chief pre-Islamic god of the Hindukush Kafir people. He was worshipped as the god of creation. By his breath, Imra created other gods of Kafir pantheon. Frequent sacrifiices were made to Imra, sometimes for recovery from sickness, seasonable weather, or other material benefits, sometimes from motives of simple piety. Imra was more honored than the other gods at the religious dances. Hindu / Kush
God name
"In r"
Kafir / Afghanistan Tutelary and weather god. The brother of GISH and father of DISANI and Pano. Probably derived from the more widely recognized Aryan god INDRA, Indr is known chiefly from the Waigal and Prasun areas of the southern Hindukush. It is generally assumed that he was ousted from major importance by the god IMRA. Indr is also a god of wine who owns substantial vineyards and is associated in south Nuristan with wine rituals (the annals of Alexander the Great suggest that he met with winedrinking “worshipers of DIONYSOSin the Hindukush). In the Ashkun region of southwestern Kafiristan, a famous vineyard near the village of Wamais is sacred to Indr. Also Inder....
God name
"Indra"
Hindu A god of Rain, storms, thunder & clouds
God name
"Indra"
Hindu The king of the gods and ruler of the heavens, the god of thunder and Rain and a great warrior who symbolises courage and strength. His mount is an elephant called Airavata and he has a golden chariot drawn by ten thousand horses. Hindu
Goddess name
"Indrani"
Hindu The goddess of wrath and jealousy, and a daughter of Puloman, a demon who was killed by Indrani's future husband, Indra. She is beautiful and has one-thousand eyes. She is associated with lions and elephants. Hindu
Goddess name
"Indrani"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Goddess of wrath. Daughter of Puloman, a demonic figure killed by the god INDRA, and the SAKTI and consort of Indra. One of seven MATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS personifying jealousy (also named Aindri in this capacity). In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or astral deities who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her attendant animal is either an elephant or a lion. Attributes: hook, rosary, Santana flower, staff and waterjar. One thousand-eyed. Also Aindri; Mahendri; Paulomi; Saci; Sujata....
Goddess name
"Indukari"
Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Indukari"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. Consort of the god SAMBA. Attribute: a shield....

"Isa"
Hindu Aspect of Siva Hindu / Puranic

"Isa"
Hindu / Puranic An aspect of Siva
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
"Issaki"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess walking around with a headless child
Goddess name
"Issaki"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. Depicted carrying a headless child. Also Kerala....
God name
"Istadevata"
Hindu A generic title for a personal God or a house icon
God name
"Istadevata"
Hindu Generic title for a personal god or a house icon Hindu
God name
"Istadevata"
Hindu A favourite god a person chooses to show devotion and develop a special relationship with. Hindu
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....

"Isvara"
Hindu Epitaph of Siva Hindu
Supreme god name
"Isvara"
Hindu / Puranic Epithet of the god SIVA. In Sanskrit designated the “supreme god who rules the universe.” The generic title of a Hindu's personal high god. In Buddhism the name of a YAKSA attending the eleventh tirthankara....
Goddess name
"Jagadhamba"
Hindu She Who dances the dance of life. The goddess of the cosmic energy which motivates evolution. Hindu

"Jagannath"
Hindu Jagganath, Jagannatha, "Lord of the world";. Name for Vishnu in his manifestation as Krishna. Hindu
God name
"Jagganath/ Juggernaut"
Hindu The god whose name means Lord of the world
God name
"Jambhala (devouring)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA, RATNASAMBHAVA or Vajrasattva, or a collective emanation of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS, he is the equal of the Hindu god KUBERA. His SAKTI is VASUDHARA and he may stand upon a man or a conch. Color: blue or white. Attributes: arrow, bow, cup, hook, Ichneumon fly, image of Aksobhya in the hair, jewel, noose, other jewels, staff, sword and trident. Threeheaded, each head representing one of the three named Dhyanibuddhas....
Goddess name
"Jara"
Hindu Goddess of the household, domestic health, happiness and prosperity. The night-eater of corpses. Hindu
Goddess name
"Jaya-Vijaya"
Hindu Twin goddess, possibly forms of Durga Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Jayakara (victorious)"
Buddhist God. Probably of Hindu derivation, he rides in a carriage drawn by cockatoos. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, bow, garland and wine glass....
God name
"Jayanta"
Hindu God who is one of the 11 forms of the god Rudra Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Jayanta (victorious)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic God. One of the sons of INDRA, and one of the eleven EKADASARUDRAS or forms of the god RUDRA. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, club, cup, drum, hammer, hook, prayer wheel, rosary, spear, trident and waterjar....
God name
"Juggernaut or Jaggernaut"
Crow The Hindu god Jagganath. The word is a corruption of the Sanscrit jagannatha (lord of the world). The temple of this god is in a town of the same name in Orissa. king Ayeen Akbery sent a learned Brahman to look out a site for a temple. The Brahman wandered about for many days, and then saw a crow dive into the water, and having washed, made obeisance to the element. This was selected as the site of the temple. While the temple was a-building the rajah had a prophetic dream, telling him that the true form of Vishnu should be revealed to him in the morning. When the rajah went to see the temple he beheld a log of wood in the water, and this log he accepted as the realisation of his dream, enshrined it in the temple, and called it Jagannath.
God name
"Jvaraharisvara (lord of fever)"
Hindu Plague god. Associated with malaria, particularly in Bengal....
God name
"Jvartaharisvara"
Hindu A plague god associated with malaria
Goddess name
"Jw"
Buddhist Ja'u, Jawi. Possibly a part of the syncretistic Agami Jawi. Many Hindu-Buddhist gods, called dewata with Sanskrit names, are incorporated in Agami Jawi. Dewi Sri comes from Sri, the consort of Vishnu, and in Java is the goddess of fertility and rice.
Goddess name
"Jyeshtha"
Hindu Goddess of bad luck, revenge and dark magic. Hindu
Goddess name
"Jyrstha"
Hindu / Puranic / earlier Goddess of misfortune. The elder sister of the goddess LAKSMI, Jyestha personifies poverty and is depicted with a large belly and long nose. In earlier Hinduism she was worshiped particularly in southern India. Also a NAKSATRA of evil influence; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Her animal is an ass. Attributes: arrow, banner with crow, cup, blue lotus, hair-ornament and staff....

"KRSNA"
Hindu Incarnation of Vishnu known as the dark one Hindu / Puranic / Tamil / Epic

"KRSNA/ Kannan"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Tamil An incarnation of Vishnu known as the dark one
Demon name
"Kabandha"
Hindu The chief demon of the Ramayana. Indra zapped him with a thunderbolt. Hindu
Demon name
"Kacchapesvara (lord of the tortoise)"
Hindu / Puranic God. An epithet of S IVA. In certain artworks, particularly those inscribed on linga stones, VIS NU, in his aspect of KURMA(VATARA), the tortoise, is depicted worshiping S iva. These illustrations were designed by Saivites as part of a propaganda exercise to demonstrate the superiority of S iva over Vis nu....

"Kacha"
Hindu A disciple of Sukra who learnt the mystic power of restoring the dead to life. Hindu

"Kadru"
Hindu The mother of a thousand powerful many-headed serpents and many other fierce and venomous serpents. Hindu
Goddess name
"Kadru (russet)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. One of the daughters of DAKSA, consort of KASYAPA and mother of the nagas (snake demons)....
Demon name
"Kaitabha and Madhu"
Hindu Kaitabha and Madhu were two horrible demons who, according to Mahabharata and the sprang from the ear of Vishnu while he was asleep. 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
God name
"Kala"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic God of death. An epithet of YAMA and occasionally of S IVA. Also the personification of time in the Atbarvaveda....
Goddess name
"Kala-Bhadra"
Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of death. An auspicious attendant of funerals who is invoked in burial grounds in order to safeguard the passage of the dead to the otherworld. She is sometimes referred to as Karala-Bhadra....
Deities name
"Kalacakra (time wbeel)"
Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Tutelary god. One of a group of yi-dam tutelary deities chosen on a basis of personal selection. Perceived as time in the form of a CAKRA (rotating wheel) and one who dominates the Hindu gods KAMA and RUDRA. SAKTI with two to four heads. Color: blue. Attributes: a large variety held in up to twenty-four hands. Typically four-headed....

"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
Goddess name
"Kalavikaniika"
Hindu / Puranic Fever goddess. Attributes include a cup or skull....
Goddess name
"Kalavikarnika"
Hindu Fever goddess Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Kali"
Hindu Goddess of cemeteries, destruction and death who helped dance the universe into existence Hindu / Puranic / India
Spirit name
"Kali"
Hindu The Kaliyuga, personified as the spirit of evil. In playing dice Kali is the ace and so is a personification of ill luck. Hindu
Goddess name
"Kali"
Hindu / Puranic / India A goddess of cemeteries, destruction & death that helped dance the universe into existence
God name
"Kaligii-Rudna (the funerary fire Rudra)"
Hindu / Puranic Minor god. A violent representation of SIVA who is attendant at cremations and whose warlike attributes include sword, shield, bow and arrow....
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....
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
"Kaliya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor serpent god. One of the nagas in the endless conflict between good and evil, he poisoned the fresh water with his venom. The young KRSNA revived all the life which had drunk from it and then almost destroyed Kaliya before taking the snake as one of his followers. By tradition he lives in depths of the river Yamuna....

"Kaliyuga"
Hindu The last of the four Hindu periods contained in the great Yuga, equal to the Iron Age of classic mythology. It consisted of 432,000 solar-sidereal years, and began 3,102 years before the Christian era. The bull, representing truth and right, has but one foot in this period, because all the world delights in wickedness.
Deities name
"Kalki(n) (with white horse)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic horse god. Possibly the tenth avatara of VIS'NU. He rewards the good and punishes evil. The counterpart of the Buddhist deity MAITREYA. horses became associated with Divine kingship in ancient India because of their speed of movement. Solar deities were perceived to ride horses across the sky and horse sacrifice became highly significant. Kalki is depicted either anthropomorphically or with the head of a horse and has four arms. He is attended by a white horse. Attributes: arrow, conch, prayer wheel, shield and sword. Also Vis'nuyasas....
God name
"Kalki[n]"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic / Epic This god will be the 10th avatar of Visnu that rewards good & punishes people
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
God name
"Kama"
Hindu The Hindu god of love. His wife is Rati (voluptuousness), and he is represented as riding on sparrow, holding in his hand a bow of flowers and five arrows.
God name
"Kama/ Kama[Deva]"
Hindu / Puranic / Indian A god of love & carnal desire

"Kamadhenu"
Hindu The cow which grants desires, belonging to the sage Vasishtha. She was produced at the churning of the ocean. Hindu
Goddess name
"Kamala"
Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Kamala (lotus born)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. Particularly worshiped in southern India. One of a group of MAHAVIDYAS or personifications of the SAKTI of SI IVA, representing MAHARATRI....
God name
"Kamalasana"
Hindu / Puranic God. An epithet of BRAHMA. One of the classic depictions in Hindu art wherein Brahma is drawn seated on a lotus, which blossoms from the navel of VISINU....
God name
"Kamantakamurti"
Hindu / Puranic Minor god. A violent aspect of SI IVA in which he is depicted immolating Kama, the god of sexual love, using a blast of fire from his third eye. The reason given for this assault is that Kama had interrupted the ascetic meditation of SI iva by making him desirous of PARVATI....
Goddess name
"Kankar Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess who became a mother of evil intent Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Kankar Mata"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became regarded as a SAPTAMATARA (mother) of evil intent. Known particularly from Bengal as a goddess who spreads disease....
God name
"Kantatman"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic God of Medicine and good health. Hindu / Puranic / Epic