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

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Narasinhi/ Chandika"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A mother goddess
God name
"Narayana"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A creator god thought to be synonymous with business
God name
"Nataraja"
Hindu The king of Dance, is the dancing posture of the Hindu god Shiva, who performs his Divine dance as a part of his Divine duties of creation and destruction. Hindu
Demon name
"Nataraja (lord of the dance)"
Hindu / Puranic Form of the god SI IVA. Emerging from AD 1200 onward, this form depicts SI iva as “lord of the dance” ringed by fire and with one foot on a demon in the form of a black dwarf. Nataraja arguably epitomizes the moving power in the cosmos. Largely seen in southern Indian bronzes which display the dance-form anandatandava....
God name
"Navadura[s]"
Hindu Generic title for the nine forms of the god of Durga Hindu
Deities name
"Navaduraa(s)"
Hindu Generic title of a group of deities. The nine forms of the god DURGA. The common vehicle is a chariot shaped like a lotus. Each carries a wide assortment of attributes....
Goddess name
"Navasakti(s)"
Hindu Generic title of a group of goddesses. The nine MATARAS or mothers. In southern India they are considered virgin goddesses and are held in higher esteem that the comparable group of SAPTAMATARAS....
Goddess name
"Niladevi"
Hindu Goddess who is a consort of Visnu. Hindu
Goddess name
"Niladevi (black goddess)"
Hindu / Puranic Consort of the god V IS NU. Mentioned only in the Vaikhanasagama text as the third wife of Vis nu, no art representation of this goddess has been discovered. She may be identical with the goddess Pinnai known in Tamilspeaking regions....

"Nilalohita"
Hindu Sent by Shiva to take birth on earth to drive away the insanity of the people under the preachings of the Mayavadis and to propagate Srouta Sivaradhya Sampradayam. Hindu
God name
"Nilalohita"
Hindu God. One of the EKADASARUDRAS or eleven forms of the god RUDRA....
Goddess name
"Nirriti"
Hindu / Vedic A goddess of corruption, decay, disease, healing & of destruction of evil
Goddess name
"Nirriti"
Hindu / Vedic One of the Guardians of the directions, representing the southwest. She was originally a goddess of death, connected with Devi, who later became the male Guardian. The gender shift also involved a union with Nirrta, the masculine aspect of the female Nirrti. Hindu / Vedic
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....
God name
"Nong"
Kafir / Afghanistan God of Winter and cold weather. Nong lives in a glacier. He cracks the ice and is seen in the melt water. He is perceived as a misogynist and depicted in a wooden effigy, though whether in human form is unclear. His cult center seems to have been the village of Zumu in the southern Hindukush. Also Zuzum....
Goddess name
"Ola"
Bibi Hindu a local play goddess associated with cholera
Goddess name
"Ola Bibi"
Hindu Local plague goddess. Worshiped in Bengal where she is associated with cholera....
God name
"Padma"
Hindu Snake god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Padma"
Hindu The goddess that is the incarnation of Laksmi
Goddess name
"Padma"
Hindu Goddess who is the incarnation of Laksmi Hindu
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....
God name
"Palaniyantavan"
Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil A local god
God name
"Palaniyantavan"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Known only from southern India and considered to be a form of SKANDA or of MURUKAN, who is an old Tamil tribal snake god....

"Pancabrahma"
Hindu this is the collective name for the five aspects of Siva

"Pancabrahma"
Hindu Collective name for five aspects of SI IVA. The five aspects are Aghora, Isana, Sadyojata, Tatpurusa and Vamadeva. Also Isanadayas....
Demon name
"Pancanana"
Hindu / Puranic demonic deity. Regarded as a form of the god SI IVA possessing five faces, each face having three eyes. Depicted with the naked body of an ascetic, wearing a necklace of snakes. Shrines symbolize the god with a stone, its top painted red and usually placed beneath a tree. Pancanana is worshiped extensively in Hindu villages throughout Bengal where women make invocations and anoint the stones, particularly when sickness strikes. There is a belief that children in the throes of epilepsy have been seized by the god....
Goddess name
"Pansahi"
Mata Hindu one of the seven mother goddesses that later became regarded as evil
Goddess name
"Pansahi Mata"
Hindu One of the seven mother goddesses who later became regarded as evil Hindu
Goddess name
"Pansahi Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, inflicting sickness on children under the age of seven. Particularly known from Bengal....

"Paradise of Fools"
Roman The Hindus, Mahometans, Scandinavians, and Roman Catholics have devised a place between Paradise and "Purgatory" to get rid of a theological difficulty. If there is no sin without intention, then infants and idiots cannot commit sin, and if they die cannot be consigned to the purgatory of evil-doers; but, not being believers or good-doers, they cannot be placed with the saints. The Roman Catholics place them in the Paradise of infants and the Paradise of Fools.
Deities name
"Paramasva"
Buddhist Great horse god usually depicted trampling four major Hindu deities underfoot. Buddhist
Deities name
"Paramasva (great horse)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. Considered to be a form of HAYAGRIVA depicted with four legs and trampling the four major Hindu deities underfoot. Color: red. Attributes: arrow, bow, head of a horse, great lotus, lotus, staff and sword. Threeeyed....
God name
"Parasurama"
Hindu Incarnation of the god of Visnu. Hindu
Demon name
"Parasurama (Rama-with-the-ax)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. The sixth avatara of Vis'nu (see also RAMA) in which form he saved the world from an army of tyrannical warriors. According to legend, Rama, the son of a wise man, became a skilled bowman and in gratitude he went to the Himalaya where he stayed, devoting himself to SIVA. His consort is DHARANI. Though without his bow, Rama acted as a champion of the gods in a war against the demons and was rewarded with an ax. In another legend, Vis'nu took the form of Parasurama to rid the world of despotic rulers. This avatara appears in human form, with two arms and with an ax in the right hand. Other attributes: arrow, bow, knife, skin and sword. Also Parasuramavatara....
Goddess name
"Parendi"
Hindu Minor goddess of prosperity associated with accumulating wealth. Hindu
Goddess name
"Parendi"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth....
God name
"Parjanya"
Hindu God of Rain and the personification of Rain clouds. Hindu
God name
"Parjanya (rain giver)"
Hindu / Vedic God of Rain. Became replaced by, or syncretized with, INDRA in later Hinduism, but in the Vedas he is seen as a god of gentle, fructifying Rain. May be regarded as an ADITYA....
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
Goddess name
"Parvati/ Sakti/ Ahladini-Sadini/ Sati/ Uma"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A goddess of the mountains
God name
"Pasupati"
Hindu God of animals and the protector of cattle. Hindu
God name
"Pasupati (lord of animals)"
Hindu / India God of animals. His consort is Svaha and his son is SANMUKHA. He is thought to have been derived from an earlier pre-Indo Aryan deity worshiped by the Indus Valley civilization as a horned god with three faces, sitting surrounded by animals. In Hindu culture regarded as an aspect of S IVA and depicted standing upon a corpse....
Goddess name
"Pattinidevi (queen of goddesses)"
Hindu / Singhalese / Sri Lanka Mother goddess. A deification of Kannaki, the consort of Kovolan who, according to ancient Tamil tradition, journeyed to the town of Madurai to sell a gold anklet. Through trickery she was convicted of theft and executed, but was canonized. According to another tradition, she was born from a mango pierced by a sacred arrow. In southern India and Sri Lanka a goddess of chastity and fidelity in marriage. Also a guardian against diseases, including measles and smallpox. She is associated with fire-walking rituals. Attributes: cobra-hood behind the head, and a lotus....
Spirit name
"Paurnamasi"
Hindu The mother of Sandipani Muni, the spiritual master of Krishna. Paurnamasi makes the arrangements for Radha and Krishna's pastimes. Hindu
God name
"Pavana"
Hindu God of the winds, said to be the father of Hanumat or Hanuman, the monkey king who becomes Rama's helper in the Ramayana. Hindu
God name
"Pavana (purifier)"
Hindu God of the winds. His consort is Anjana. Also VAYU....
Goddess name
"Phul Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess who became one of the evil ones Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Phul Mata"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became one of the SAPTAMATARAS regarded as of evil intent, inflicting sickness on children under seven years old. Particularly known from Bengal....
Goddess name
"Pidari (snake-catcher)"
Hindu / Puranic / later One of the consorts of S IVA. A benevolent NAVASAKTI. The cult of Pidari probably evolved in the sixth and seventh centuries AD and is generally restricted to southern India. She is considered an aspect of the goddess KALI and is invoked in many villages to ward off evil and demons. She has most of the attributes of Kali and may also have snakes around her breasts, but may additionally be represented by a stone. Her cult moved at one time and reached a climax in eastern India between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Attributes: cup, fire, noose and trident. Also Pitali; Kala-Pidari....
God name
"Pisacas"
Hindu Demigods created by Brahma, the creator of the universe. People, with all parts of their bodies smeared with mud; besmearing their friends here and there with mud; speaking, for the sake of love, various beautiful utterances concerning persons having sexual intercourse and the women fit for cohabitation, instigating sex-instinct; saying indecent words and crying aloud - should play. On that day, in the morning, the Pisacas of dreadful sight - the followers of Nikumbha - enter all the human beings. In the evening, they leave the body of one who does so and is bathed and enter that of another, cursing him, who does not do so. Then the bathed persons should worship Kes'ava. Hindu

"Pitari"
Hindu Bo benevolent, she's one of the consorts of Siva Hindu / Puranic
Spirit name
"Pitri"
Hindu Pitaras. An order of Divine beings in Hindu mythology inhabiting celestial regions of their own, and receiving into their society the spirits of those mortals whose funeral rites have been duly performed.
God name
"Piyusaharana"
Hindu Though obscure, this is a physician god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Piyusaharana"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Obscure physician god. Identified in the texts as the eighteenth of the thirty-nine minor incarnations of the god VISNU; said to be a “carrier of nectar.”...
God name
"Prabhasa"
Hindu shining dawn. Attendant god who answered to Indra. Hindu
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....
Goddess name
"Pracanda"
Hindu Distinctive form of the goddess Durga. Hindu
Goddess name
"Pracanda (furious)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Distinct form of the goddess DURGA. One of a group of NAVADURGAS or “nine durgas.”...
Goddess name
"Pradhana (most important)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS....
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
Goddess name
"Prahana"
Hindu Rather important mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic

"Prajapati"
Hindu Primordial being Hindu / Puranic / Vedic / Epic
God name
"Prajapati (lord of creatures)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Primordial being. In the Vedic legends he is described variously as the creator of the world and the creator of heaven and earth. He is an androgynous being who impregnated himself by fusing elements of mind and speech. In later epics he is the guardian deity of the sexual organ. Prajapati is also a name of the god BRAHMA in later Hinduism....
Demon name
"Pramatha"
Hindu The tormentors, a class of demons who attend upon Siva. Hindu
Nymph name
"Pramlocha"
Hindu One of the nymphs sent to earth by Kamadeva or Indra to tempt the sage Kandu from his devotions. Hindu
Goddess name
"Pranasakti"
Hindu this goddess appears to be a rather terrifying deity that rules the centers of physical life
Goddess name
"Pranasakti"
Hindu Goddess. A terrifying deity ruling the “centers of physical life.” She stands upon a lotus. Attribute: a cup filled with blood....
Goddess name
"Prasannatara"
Buddhist Rather minor goddess who tramples upon some Hindu gods Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name
"Prasannatara (the gracious Tara)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Regarded as a form of RATNASAMBHAVA who tramples on Hindu gods including INDRA, BRAHMA, RUDRA and Upendra. Color: yellow. Carries a large variety of attributes. Three-eyed....
Goddess name
"Prasuti"
Hindu Goddess. The daughter of Svayambhuva MANU and one of the consorts of DAKSA....
Goddess name
"Pratibhanaspratisamvit"
Hindu A goddess, one of context analysis
Goddess name
"Pratyangira"
Hindu Goddess of rather terrifying aspect Hindu
Goddess name
"Pratyangira (whose speech is directed westward)"
Hindu Goddess of terrifying aspect. She rides upon a lion. Attributes: cup, drum, flaming hair, snake noose and trident....
God name
"Pratyusa"
Hindu Attendant god of Indra Hindu / Puranic / Epic
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....
Goddess name
"Prithivi"
Hindu A goddess of the earth
Goddess name
"Prithvi"
Hindu Goddess of the earth. Hindu
Goddess name
"Priti"
Hindu Goddess of love and longing. Hindu
Goddess name
"Priti (pleasure)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A daughter of DAKSA and consort of the god of love KAMADEVA. One of twelve SAKTIS associated with the god VIS'NU in his various incarnations....
Goddess name
"Priyadarsana"
Hindu moon goddess. Priyadarsana declared, "Matter itself is void. Voidness does not result from the destruction of matter, but the nature of matter is itself voidness. Therefore, to speak of voidness on the one hand, and of matter, or of sensation, or of intellect, or of motivation, or of consciousness on the other - is entirely dualistic. Consciousness itself is voidness. Voidness does not result from the destruction of consciousness, but the nature of consciousness is itself voidness. Such understanding of the five compulsive aggregates and the knowledge of them as such by means of gnosis is the entrance into nonduality." The Dharma-Door of Nonduality
God name
"Prsni"
Hindu / Vedic Sutapa and his wife Prsni were instructed by Lord Brahma to have progeny. They performed severe austerities for twelve thousand years of the demigods to have the Lord as their child. Pleased by their austerities the Lord appeared and granted them this benediction. Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name
"Prsni"
Hindu / Vedic Primordial earth goddess. The socalled “dappled cow” of the Rg Veda. She is also perceived as the brightly colored soma stalk and is linked with a male counterpart, also Prsni, the dappled bull of the Sun....
Goddess name
"Prthivi"
Hindu earth and mother goddess. Hindu
God name
"Prthu"
Hindu Creator god, noble king who ruled over India, mentioned in Vedic texts. This deity is head of the solar pantheon and introduced Agriculture to humankind. Hindu
God name
"Prthu (broad)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. The head of the solar pantheon who introduced Agriculture to the human race and who, in later Hinduism, is identified as an avatara of VIS'NU....

"Punarvasu"
Hindu Refers to the two brightest stars in the constellation of Gemini: Castor and Pollux. In Malayalam Punarvasu is termed Punartham. Hindu Zodiac
Goddess name
"Punarvasu"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Concerned with restoring lost or stolen property....
Goddess name
"Punitavati (purified)"
Hindu Local goddess. Worshiped at Karaikkal near Ammaiyar. The deification of a Brahman businessman's wife....
Goddess name
"Purandhi"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth and sometimes identified with Indra or other male deities....

"Purusa"
Hindu Cosmic Man The great I Am and the self which pervades the universe. His mind is the moon, his eyes are the Sun, and his breath is the wind. Hindu
God name
"Purusa"
Hindu / Vedic Primeval creator god. Described as the primordial being from whom the cosmos was formed, possibly the male component of the great mother, MATA. In later Hinduism regarded as an avatara of VIS'NU....

"Purva Ashada"
Hindu The Former Unsubdued. You are caring, gentle nature and have many friends. You are a hard worker and will make an excellent manager. You are supportive and generous and go out of your way to help friends. You have a forgiving nature and do not hold grudges against others. You prefer a simple life above fame and fortune. You would make an excellent manager but would rather not take on responsibility. Hindu Zodiac

"Purva Phalguni"
Hindu Purva Phalguni is the 11th star of the zodiac. Those born under this constellation are marked by stout body with frequent sweating. This people have an intuitive ability to sense others unspoken problems, for which they extend support without being asked.. This quality earns them a great respect and name. Most of them are famous in one way or other and will excel in one special field. Hindu Zodiac

"Purva bhadrapada"
Hindu Former Beautiful Foot. You are a self sufficient and highly resourceful person. You will be very successful in attracting wealth. You will succeed in attracting a lot of friends, some of them rich and powerful. You are a risk taker and your charming personality often gets you out of tight spots. You are a very adaptable person and can change yourself as the situation warrants. You have very discriminating tastes. Hindu Zodiac

"Purva shadha"
Hindu The influence of Purvashadha as a birth star makes one able to be independently wealthy, firm in friendship and devotion, reflect on the Divine, but to a young soul, pride and conceit. Hindu Zodiac
Goddess name
"Purvabhadrapada"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name
"Purvabhahadrapada"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A benevolent minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name
"Purvaphaguuni"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A moderately disposed NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name
"Purvaphalguni"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name
"Purvasadha"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A moderately disposed NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name
"Purvashadha"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
God name
"Pusan"
Hindu God of meeting was responsible for marriages, journeys, roads, and the feeding of cattle. He was a psychopomp, conducting souls to the other world. He protected travelers from bandits and wild beasts, and protected men from being exploited by other men. Hindu
Goddess name
"Pusan (nourisher)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Sun god. The 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 Pusan. He is the charioteer of the Sun and a guardian deity of journeys and pathways. Color: golden. Attributes: four lotuses....
Goddess name
"PustI (growth)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Fertility goddess. In northern India she is the second consort of VIS'NU, but elsewhere may also be linked with SARASVATI and named as a consort of GANESA....
Goddess name
"Pusya"
Hindu Goddess of fortune. After performing Sraddha one should pass the night, with effort, in celibacy. When the full-moon night of the Pausa be associated with Pusya, then a person, smeared with the powder of white mustards, should anoint his body with purified butter. Hindu
Goddess name
"Pusya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Ghost name
"Puttam"
Hindu A malicious imp or ghost who haunts the places where bodies are burned. Hindu
Spirit name
"Radha"
Hindu A celebrated cowherdess beloved by Krishna, mystically interpreted as the human ego seeking Krishna, the spiritual ego. Hindu
Deity name
"Rahu (seizer)"
Hindu Primordial cosmic deity. The son of KASYAPA or RUDRA, according to legend he seizes the Sun and moon to generate eclipses. Rahu is depicted with four hands and a tail, or as a head alone, his body having been destroyed by VISNU. He stands upon a lion or in a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Color: dark blue. Attributes: half moon, knife, sword and trident....
Spirit name
"Raja Matangi"
Hindu A female spirit who watches carefully over men's actions. Hindu
Goddess name
"Rajamatangi"
Hindu She is a goddess
Goddess name
"Rajamatangi"
Hindu Goddess. She stands upon a lotus. Attributes: blue lotus, lute, moon and parrot....

"Rajasas"
Hindu Shining ones, the fire-pitris who endowed mankind with the fire of mind and of intellect. Hindu
Goddess name
"Raka"
Hindu Minor goddess of prosperity. Hindu
Goddess name
"Raka"
Hindu / Vedic A minor goddess of prosperity
Goddess name
"Raka (1)"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. ). Associated with the acquisition of wealth....
Demon name
"Rama (pleasing)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS NU. The seventh avatara (sun aspect) of Vis nu. Rama began as a comparatively minor incarnation who became one of the great heroes of the Ramayana epic, as well as featuring in the Mahabharata. The son of Dasaratha and Kausalya, he was a king of Ayodhya who, in the Ramayana, slew the demon Ravana that had captured his consort SITA and was upheld as a deity par excellence in respect of manhood and honor, though his subsequent treatment of his wife might be regarded as cavalier (see Sita). The Ramayana epic was composed by the poet and sage Valmeeki during the reign of Ramachandra and it gave form to a story that had been in existence for many centuries as an oral tradition. Valmeeki portrayed Rama not as an incarnate deity but as a great mortal hero. The saga is strongly political and serves to unite a vast and fragmented people in a common focus, irrespective of caste and language. It defines the historical schism between the Hindu culture of India and the largely Buddhist tradition of Sri Lanka. Rama rides in a chariot and is depicted in human form with two arms, typically holding a sugar cane bow and with a quiver at his shoulder. Also Ramacandra....
Goddess name
"Rati"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess of sexual desire. A daughter of DAKSA (in some texts SIVA) and the consort of the god KAMADEVA. One of twelve SAKTIS associated with the god VISINU in his various incarnations. Attribute: a sword....

"Ratri"
Hindu / Vedic The personification of night, the darkness and stillness of the night; one of the four bodies of Brahma. Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name
"Ratri"
Hindu / Vedic Goddess of the night. Ratri is the personification of darkness bedecked with stars. Her sister is USAS, the dawn goddess, who, with Agni the fire god, chases her away. She is perceived as the guardian of eternal law and order in the cosmos and of the waves of time. Ratri is generally regarded as a benign deity who offers rest and renewed vigor, and who may be invoked to ensure safety through the hours of darkness. She deposits the gift of morning dew. However she also offers a bleaker aspect as one who brings gloom and barrenness....
Goddess name
"Raudri"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. She may also equate with the terrifying aspect of PARVATI as DURGA or KALI....
God name
"Rbhus (skilful)"
Hindu / Vedic Sun gods. Identified in the Rg Veda as the craftsmen of the gods and linked with the Maruts. They are led by INDRA....
God name
"Revanta"
Hindu The son of Sun god Surya and a god of hunters. Hindu
God name
"Revanta (with wealth)"
Hindu God of hunters. The son of SURYA and SANJNA. Known mainly from eastern India and Gujarat, he protects mankind against the dangers of the Forest. Infrequently depicted in art....
Goddess name
"Revati"
Hindu Minor goddess of fortune Hindu
Goddess name
"Revati"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name
"Riddhi (prosperity)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. One of the consorts of GANESA, but otherwise very close in appearance to LAKSMI. She carries Laksmi's attributes when standing alone....
Goddess name
"Riddi"
Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Deity name
"Rohini"
Hindu deity of cattle. Hindu

"Rohini"
Hindu The mother of Bala-Rama and of a wife of Krishna. Hindu
Goddess name
"Rohini"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A minor goddess of fortune
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....
God name
"Rsabha (the bull)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. An unusual avatara of VIS'NU. Said to be similar to the Jain deity Rsabhanatha and therefore may represent an attempt to meld the two religions by absorbing Jainism locally....

"Rsbha"
Hindu The Deva who went to Mount Astapada to tickle bumble bees. Hindu
God name
"Rudra (howler)"
Hindu / Vedic weather god. An early deity, largely superseded by SIVA, who controls the gales and storms. Often linked with the fire god AGNI and the Rain god INDRA. Generally a malignant god, Rudra lives in the mountains and is deemed to be either tall or dwarf, depending on the severity of the storm. He brings death and disease to man and domestic animals through his “thousand shafts,” and is considered to be highly unpredictable....
Goddess name
"Rudracandra"
Hindu Distinct form of the goddess Durga. Hindu
Goddess name
"Rudracandra"
Hindu Distinct form of the goddess DURGA. One of a group of nine NAVADURGAS, known as the “nine durgas.”...
Goddess name
"Rudracarcika"
Hindu / Puranic Mother goddess. One of the ASTAMATARAS, alternatively a variety of the goddess DURGA....
Goddess name
"Rudrani"
Hindu Goddess. An epithet of DURGA, impersonated by a young pre-menstrual girl in the Durga festivals....
Goddess name
"Rukmini"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess who is avatar of Laksmi among other things
Goddess name
"Rukmini (witb gold ornaments)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The daughter of Bhismaka, she is the first consort of KRSNA and typically stands to his right. Her son is KAMA. She is also an avatara of LAKSMI. Attribute: a lotus. Also Rukmabayi....

"Sakti"
Hindu The Supreme True One is Sakti. This True One is the transcendent and Immanent One who encompasses all. Hindu
God name
"Sakti (energy)"
Hindu, Jain / Buddhist Personification of a god. The effective power, or creative force, of a deity in the form of a female aspect. In a more specific context, the SAKTI identifies the creative force of the god SIVA, particularly the ugra or violent aspects DURGA and KALI. The Sakti may frequently have the same characteristics and carry the same attributes as the principal god. In Tantrism, the unity of opposites is defined by the Sakti, which is the yoni or female sexuality that unites with the male lingam of Siva....

"Sakti-trimurti"
India The feminine aspect of the Hindu Trimurti or Triad, the active feminine energy of the divinities. India

"Salagrama"
Hindu A stone credited with possessing magical properties and worn in parts of India as an amulet. Hindu
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....
God name
"Samba"
Hindu Heroic god Hindu
God name
"Samba"
Hindu / northern India Heroic god. The son of KRSNA and RUKMINI, alternatively the son of VIS NU. The younger brother of the god KAMA and consort of INDUKARI. Also one of the minor incarnations of Vis nu worshiped in the cult of the pancaviras by the Vrisni clans....
Deities name
"Samvara (keeping out)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the emanations of AKSOBHYA and also of HEVAJIRA. In Lamaism he is a four-headed tutelary yi-dam god. His SAKTI is VAJRAVARAHI. He stands upon one or more four-armed Hindu deities including Kalaratri and BHAIRAVA. Color: blue or black. Attributes: ax, bell, cup, drum, image of Aksobhya on the crown, image of four-faced BRAHMA, knife, moon disc, skin, staff and trident....
Goddess name
"Sandhya"
Hindu Goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Sani"
Buddhist Astral god Hindu / Buddhist
Goddess name
"Sanjna"
Hindu Goddess of warriors Hindu daughter of the celestial architect Tvastra disguised herself as a horse and fled from her husband. When he caught her, they produced the Ashwini Kumaras, the horse-headed twins. Each day the twins bring the dawn as their chariot speeds through the sky. Hindu
Goddess name
"Sanjna (conscience)"
Hindu Goddess. The daughter of TVASTAR, a consort of SURYA and, in some texts, the mother of YAMA....
Goddess name
"Sanju"
Kafir / Afghanistan Harvest goddess. A littlereported deity, the consort of the war god GISH and daughter of SANU. She controls the harvesting, threshing and winnowing of grain and the safe storage of wheat and butter. She carries a golden winnow and is either depicted in human form or as a goat. Her cult is known chiefly from the village of Pronz in the southern Hindukush where she enjoyed an important sanctuary with stone seats around the icon, part of which reportedly still exists. Wooden statues depict her in human form, nude to the waist. Alternatively, she is perceived as a bird that acts as a messenger. The blood of sacrificial animals was poured over the figure. Also Sulmech; SANU....
Goddess name
"Sankari"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Sankari"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of the SAPTAMATARAS....
God name
"Sankha"
Hindu Snake god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Sankha(pala)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Snake god. One of a group of seven MAHANAGAS or nagadevas. Attributes: cup and rosary. Three-eyed....
God name
"Sankha[pala]"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A snake god
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
God name
"Sanmukha"
Hindu God, a form of Skanda Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Sanmukha (six-beaded)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. A form of SKANDA and the son of PASUPATI and Svaha. God of the month asadba. His SAKTIS include VIJAYA and Jaya. He holds a large variety of attributes. Also Arumukan....
Goddess name
"Santa"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Santa (appeased)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who is one of a group of both SAPTAMATARA and ASTAMATARA mothers. Also CAMUNDA....
Goddess name
"Santana"
Hindu Minor goddess Hindu
God name
"Santana (offspring)"
Hindu Minor god. The son of Ugra and DIKSA. Also the personification of one of the five trees of Paradise....
Goddess name
"Santi (peace of mind)"
Hindu Goddess. The consort of TRIVIKRAMA....
Goddess name
"SantoshI Mata"
Modern Hindu Mother goddess. She first appeared in northern India in 1960 and has since developed a sizeable cult following. She is invoked to assist in gaining personal advancement and prosperity....
Goddess name
"Santoshi Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess of recent origin, about 1960 Hindu
Goddess name
"Saptamatara"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Generic title of a group of mother goddesses. Seven deities of evil influence, who generally inflict disease or other harm on children. Common color: red. Attributes: cup and lotus....
Deities name
"Saptanatra"
Hindu Generic title of the seven deities of evil influence Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Sarama (the nimble one)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Attendant goddess. She acts as a messenger to the god INDRA and guards his herds. In later Hindu texts Sarama is reputedly the mother of all dogs and is given the epithet the “bitch of heaven.” The Rg Veda accounts her as having punished the minor deity Panis for stealing cows....
Goddess name
"Saranya"
Hindu Primordial goddess Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name
"Saranyu (the fleet one)"
Hindu / Vedic Primordial goddess of uncertain affinities. Saranyu is the daughter of the god TVASTAR, and the sister of VISVARUPA. Her consort is Vivasvat, by whom she is said to be the mother of YAMA and YAMI, the twin progenitors of the human race. Little else is known of her, but she is accounted as having an impetuous nature.See also VIVASVAN....
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
Goddess name
"Sarasvati Hindu,"
Vedic A goddess of astronomy, science, education, wisdom, eloquence & rivers
Goddess name
"Sarasvati The ethereal"
Hindu The elegant one; the Divine consort or wife of Brahma, his feminine alter ego and goddess of hidden learning and esoteric wisdom. Hindu
Goddess name
"Saraswati"
Hinduism The first of the three prominent goddesses of Hinduism, the other two being Lakshmi and Durga. Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, the creator.
Goddess name
"Saridhya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The daughter of BRAHMA and consort of S IVA or other deities....
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....

"Sarpa"
Hindu Sarpa serpent was produced from Brahma's hair, which, owing to his fright at beholding the Yakshas, whom he had created horrible to behold, fell off from the head, each hair becoming a serpent. Hindu
God name
"Sastra-devatas"
Hindu The gods of Divine weapons in the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the lords behind earthquakes, tidal waves, storms of all kinds, and lightning. Hindu
Goddess name
"Satabhisa"
Hindu Minor goddess of fortune who is not very nice at all Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Satabhisa"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name
"Satarupa (with a hundred forms)"
Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess. The daughter of BRAHMA with whom he committed incest and whose beauty caused him to generate four heads so that he might view her from all directions....
Goddess name
"Sataruri"
Hindu Minor goddess who was the victim of incest Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Sati"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / India / Epic
Goddess name
"Sati/ Sakti/ Parvati"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A mother goddess
God name
"Satrughna"
Hindu Minor god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
God name
"Satrughna (destroyer of foes)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor god. The brother of LAKSMANA and a half-brother to the god RAMA. His mother is Sumitra. He may be depicted holding a fly whisk in each hand.See also LAKSMANA....
Goddess name
"Satyabhama"
Dravidian Goddess Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name
"Satyabhama (with true luster)"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Goddess. Known particularly from southern India as the second consort of KRSNA, who stands on her left; also as the secorid consort of V ISNU. Attribute: a flower....
Goddess name
"Savati"
Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune. Hindu
God name
"Savitar"
Hindu / Vedic A god of war & the Sun
Goddess name
"Savitar (impeller)"
Hindu / Puranic Sun god. The 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 Savitar. The god of the rising and setting Sun. Color: golden. Attributes: club, prayer wheel and two lotuses....
Deity name
"Savitri"
Hindu Vivifier, stimulator; an aspect of the Sun deity. Hindu
God name
"Sesa"
Hindu Snake god, he is at the Great serpent who lies in the primeval sea and encircles the world Hindu / Puranic / Vedic / Epic
God name
"Sesa(naga) (remainder)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Snake god or naga. The great serpent lying in the primeval sea and encircling the world. The son of KASYAPA and KADRU. A many-headed attendant on VIS'NU who uses the snake as a couch on which to rest between cycles of the universe. Its many hoods overshadow and protect him. Not technically a deity but important enough in literature to be included here. Also Adisesa; ANANTA....
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
King name
"Sesha"
Hindu king of the serpent race, on which Vishnu reclines on the primeval waters. It has a thousand heads, on one of which the world rests. The coiled-up sesha is the emblem of eternity. Hindu