Books about the Gods

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List of Gods Hindu
NameOriginDescription
Abhijit Hindu/ Puranic A benevolent astral deity & goddess of fortune
Adimurti Hindu An avatar of Vishnu
Aditi Hindu Hindu supreme creator of all that has been created
Adityas Hindu The divine sons of Aditi, Varuna Aditya, Indra, Mitra, Rudra, Tvashtar & Vishnu
Agni Hindu/ Vedic A god of fire & guardian of homes
Ammavaru Hindu/ Dravidian/ India A primordial mother goddess
Anala Hindu/ Puranic An attendant god
Ananta Hindu/ Puranic A snake god & one of the seven snake deities
Anantesa Hindu/ Puranic A minor deity & 1 of the eight Lords of of knowledge
Anasuya Hindu A goddess of wisdom
Anila Hindu/ Puranic .
Ankalamman Hindu/ Dravidian A Guardian goddess that wards off demons
Annapatni Hindu A goddess of food
Ansa Hindu/ Puranic A minor sun god
Anuradha Hindu/ Puranic A minor goddess of fortune, she is benevolent though
Apa Hindu/ Puranic An attendant god
Apam Napat Persia/ Hindu/ Vedic A god of fresh water
Aparajita Hindu/ Puranic A form of Durga
Aparajita Hindu/ Puranic A god, a form of Rudra
Apsaras Hindu/ Vedic Protective deities of gamblers & Water spirits
Aranyani Hindu/ Vedic a minor goddess of woodlands
Ardra Hindu/ Puranic A minor goddess of misfortune
Arjuna Hindu/ Vedic a heroic god
Aruna Hindu A god of morning & warriors
Arundhati Hindu/ Puranic An astral goddess personified as the morning star
Aryaman Hindu/ Vedic A god of formal hospitality
Ashvins Hindu Sons of the sun
Aslea[s] Hindu A minor goddess of misfortune
Astamastara Hindu/ Puranic A group of mother goddesses
Asuras Hindu/ Vedic sky gods that become demons
Asvayujau Hindu/ Puranic Minor goddess of fortune
Asvins Hindu/ Vedic Physician twin gods
Avatar Hindu An incarnation of a deity
Ayyapan Hindu A god of growth
Badi Mata Hindu A mother goddess
Bagala Hindu A goddess with the power of cruelty
Bala Hindu A mother goddess
Bali Hindu/ Epic/ Puranic A demonic god
Bhadra Hindu/ Puranic A minor goddess
Bhaga Hindu/ Vedic/ Puranic A minor sun god
Bhaiarva Hindu/ Puranic A minor form of Siva
Bhairavi Hindu The goddess of terror
Bharani Hindu/ Epic/ Puranic A minor goddess of misfortune
Bharat Mata Hindu The mother goddess that is the mother of India
Bharati Hindu/ Vedic/ Epic A minor goddess of sacrifices
Bhima/ Bhimsen/ Bhimul Pen Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A warrior & rain god
Bhumidevi Hindu/ Epic/ Puranic a fertility goddess
Bhumiya Hindu/ Vedic/ Puranic A fertility & guardian god of the fields
Bhutamata Hindu A terrible goddess, a frightening form of Parveti
Bhuvanesvari Hindu A goddess
Bombat Kamayan Hindu A local deceased goddess
Brahani Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess
Brahma Hindu The supreme god and creator of the cosmos
Brhaspati Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic An astral god personifying Jupiter
Budha Hindu/ Vedic/ Epic/ Puranic/ Buddhist An astral god
Cakra Hindu The mind the creator
Canda Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A terrible goddess & a distinct form of Durga done in
Candanyika Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Another distinctive form of Durga
Candavati Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Another form of Durga
Candfrasekhara Hindu/ Puranic A form of a god Siva
Candika Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess of desire
Candogra Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess, a distinctive form of Durga
Candra Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic/ Buddhist A planet god commonly affiliated with the moon
Candsvera Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A Minor God & benevolent aspect of Siva
Cankilikkaruppan Hindu/ Dravidian/ Tamil A local god
Caturmurti Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A specific form of Vishnu [4 faces]
Cenkalaniyammal Hindu/ Davidian/ Tamil A local goddess that guards the paddy fields
Chaitanya Hindu/ Puranic A mendicant god
Chaya Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess
Chinnamastaka Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess, a headless form of Durga
Citra Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor goddess of misfortune & a maleovent astral deity
Daksa Hindu/ Vedic/ Puranic A sun god
Danu Hindu/ Vedic The primordial goddess
Daya Hindu/ Puranic A goddess who oddly enough is considered a minor aspect of the god of Visnu
Deva Hindu/ Vedic/ Puranic A generic name of a god
Devaki Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess
Devasena Hindu/ Puranic A goddess
Devi Hindu A twelve armed warrior goddess
Dhanistha Hindu/ Puranic A minor goddess of misfortune to & malevolent astral deity
Dhanvantari Hindu/ Vedic/ Puranic/ Epic A sun god that later became an avatar of the god Visnu
Dhara Hindu/ Puranic An attendant god
Dharma Hindu A god of justice, righteousness & virtue
Dharti Mata Hindu/ Puranic A mother goddess
Dhatar Hindu/ Puranic A sun god
Dhisana Hindu A minor goddess of prosperity
Dhruva Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic An astral god
Dhumavati Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Another goddess
Dhumorna Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Another goddess
Dhumravati Hindu/ Puranic A rather terrible goddess, walks around with a skull in the hand
Dhurjati Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A god, a manifestation of Siva
Didi Thakrun Hindu a plague goddess associated with cholera
Diksa Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess
Dipti Hindu/ Puranic A minor goddess
Dirghadevi Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess
Disa Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic in minor goddess & the momma of the minor creation god Sarga
Diti Hindu A goddess of the earth
Duha Deo Hindu A minor god the bridegroom
Durga Hindu/ Puranic A goddess of fire & a vengeful warrior
Dyaus Hindu/ Vedic A god of the rain
Dyaus Pitar Hindu/ Vedic/ India The creator god
Ekadasaruda Hindu The collective name for the group of gods[ 11 ] the are forms of the god Rudra
Ekarudra Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor deity, another aspect of Siva
Ellaman Hindu/ Dravidian/ Tamil A goddess of passage, an astral deity
Gajavahana Hindu/ Davidian/ Tamil A god, a form of the god Skanda
Gal Bapsi Hindu/ Davidian/ Tamil A local god that can expiate sins, but it is rough
Ganapati/ Ganesa/ Ganesha Hindu/ Puranic A god of education, wisdom, luck, prosperity, & prudence
Ganga Hindu A goddess of healing, rivers & happiness
Gardua Hindu/ Vedic An archaic sun god
Gauri Hindu A form of the mighty Durga & a goddess of spring
Ghantakarna Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A god of healing
Ghentu Hindu A minor God
Goraknath Hindu A guardian God that is an avatar of Siva
Gulissa Mata Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess who became a goddess of evil intent, inflecting sickness
Hansa Hindu/ Puranic A god, a minor avatar of visible
Hanuman/ Hanumat Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Chief minister & general of the monkey people as well as a patron saint of learning
Hara Hindu/ Puranic An avatar of Siva
Hardaul Hindu A plague god, he protected against cholera
Hari Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor incarnation of the god Visnu
Hariti Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess
Harsa Hindu A goddess
Hasta Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor benevolent goddess of fortune
Hatti Hindu A plague goddess associated with cholera
Hayagriva Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic The most important incarnation of Vishnu
Hayasa Hindu A horse god, could be Hayangriva in disguise
Hevajira Buddhist/ Mahayana A god equivalent to the Hindu Siva
Himavan/ Himivat Hindu A mountain god, the apotheosis of the Himalayan Mountains
Hinglaj[-Mata] Hindu A mother goddess
Hiranyagarbha Hindu/ Vedic A creator god identified in the Rig Veda, the demon King that proclaimed himself king of the universe
Hotr[a] Hindu/ Vedic A minor goddess of sacrifices
Hrsikesa Hindu A god, a minor avatar of Visnu
Hulka Devi Hindu A goddess of cholera
Ida Hindu She is the goddess of prayer & devotion that was a man that turned into a woman, really
Ikvaku Hindu/ Vedic An ancestral sun god, that creator god
Ila Hindu/ Vedic A minor goddess of sacrifices
Imra Hindu/ Kush A god
Indra Hindu A god of rain, storms, thunder & clouds
Indrani Hindu/ Puranic/ Vedic A goddess of wealth
Indukari Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess
Isa Hindu/ Puranic An aspect of Siva
Issaki Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess walking around with a headless child
Istadevata Hindu A generic title for a personal God or a house icon
Isvara Hindu An epitaph of Siva
Jagannath Hindu An epitaph for Krisna
Jagaubis Hindu A fire God
Jagganath/ Juggernaut Hindu The god whose name means Lord of the World
Jaya-Vijaya Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A twin goddess, possibly forms of Durga
Jayanta Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A god who is one of the 11 forms of the god Rudra
Jvartaharisvara Hindu A plague god associated with malaria
Jyeshtha Hindu The goddess of bad luck
KRSNA/ Kannan Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic/ Tamil An incarnation of Vishnu known as the dark one
Kadru Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess that was the mother of the Nagas[snake demons]
Kala Hindu/ Puranic/ Vedic A god of death
Kalavikarnika Hindu/ Puranic a fever goddess
Kali Hindu/ Puranic/ India A goddess of cemeteries, destruction & death that helped dance the universe into existence
Kaliya Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor serpent god, a Naga
Kalki[n] Hindu/ Vedic/ Puranic/ Epic This god will be the 10th avatar of Visnu that rewards good & punishes people
Kama Hindu A god of love & desire
Kama/ Kama[Deva] Hindu/ Puranic/ Indian A god of love & carnal desire
Kamala Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess
Kankar Mata Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess that became a mother of evil intent
Kantatman Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A rather obscure god, of the medicine it is thought
Kanti Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess whose name means desire
Kapali Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A god, one of the forms of the Rudra
Karalkal Ammaiyar Hindu/ S. India A local mother goddess
Karkota Hindu A snake god
Karttikeya Buddhist A god and that equates with the Hindu god Skanda
Karttikeya/ Skanda/ Scanda Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A god of war & a form of Skanda
Karttiki Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess
Kasyapa Hindu/ Puranic/ Vedic primordial god & divine messenger
Katayana Hindu/ Puranic A form the goddess Durga or Parvati
Katyayani Hindu/ Puranic a form of the goddess of Durga or Parvati
Kaumauri Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Another goddess that later became considered a goddess of evil intent
Kaumudi Hindu The goddess of the light of the moon
Kesava Hindu This God is a minor avatar of Visnu
Khandoba Hindu A form of the god Siva
Khasa Hindu/ Vedic a minor goddess that controls the spirits of forests
Kirti Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A goddess
Kollapura-Mahalaksmi Hindu/ Puranic A goddess
Krishna Hindu An incarnation of Vishnu a bit of a ladies man
Krosdari Hindu A goddess, a rather emancipated goddess
Krttika[s] Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Minor malevolent goddess/ es
Krtya Hindu A goddess of witchcraft
Ksama Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic in minor goddess
Kubera Hindu/ Puranic/ Vedic/ Epic He is the guardian of the north as well as a god of riches
Kubjika Hindu A goddess of writing
Kubuddhi Hindu A minor goddess whose name means stupid, she ran around with Gansea
Kuladevi Hindu A goddess
Kulika Hindu A Naga
Kumari Hindu A goddess, an epitaph of Durga
Kurma[vatara] Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic An avatar of Visnu
Kurukalla Hindu A goddess, one of the Tantric deities
Laksmana Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A god, the younger brother of Rama
Laksmi Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic/ India A goddess of agriculture, love, beauty, prosperity, Lotus flowers, wealth, & pleasure
Lasghusyamala Hindu/ Puranic A minor goddess
Laukika-Devatas Hindu the generic name for gods known from local folklore
Linga Hindu A phallic form of Siva
Lokapala Hindu Gods
Magha Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A benevolent minor goddess of fortune
Maha-Ganapati Hindu/ Puranic The elephant god, this time with 10 arms
Maha-Sarasvati Hindu/ Puranic A goddess, an emanation of Laksmi