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List of Gods : "Mata"   (43 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Badi Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu
Goddess name
"Badi Mata"
Hindu / northern Indian Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of the seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, attacking children during puberty. Particularly recognized in Bengal....
Goddess name
"Bharat Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess who is the mother of India Hindu
Goddess name
"Bharat Mata (Mother India)"
Modern Hindu Mother goddess. Evolved from the writings of the nineteenth century Bengali, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. Shrines are designed in the form of a map of India....
Goddess name
"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....
Goddess name
"Gandha (odor)"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. In Lamaism one of the group of MATARAS (mothers). Color: green. Attribute: conch with sandalwood resin....
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....
Goddess name
"Hammu Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess. Locally worshiped by the Bhils....
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
"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
"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....
Goddess name
"Kaumari"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. The SAKTI of SKANDA (Kaumara) who in later Hinduism became regarded as one of a group of seven MATARAS (mothers) of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS. She embodies lack of envy or, alternatively, delusion. Her animal is a peacock. Attributes: arrow, ax, bell, Book, bow, cockerel, lotus, spear, staff and waterjar....
Goddess name
"Mahal Mata"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name
"Mahesvari"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became one of a group of seven MATARAS regarded as of evil intent. Also one of eight ASTAMATARAS. In another grouping one of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Attributes: antelope, arrow, ax, bow, club, drum, prayer wheel, staff and trident....
Goddess name
"Malhal Mata"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of seven SAKTIS who in later Hinduism became regarded as SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) of evil intent. Particularly known in Bengal as a bringer of disease....
Goddess name
"Mata"
Hindu Primeval mother goddess Hindu

"Mata"
Ireland The Sea-Turtle that could suck down a man in armour. Ireland
Goddess name
"Mata (great mother)"
Hindu Primeval mother goddess. The archetypal progenitrix of all living things. She becomes the tutelary goddess of every village in northern India, but is also seen as a plague goddess associated with smallpox, in which case her epithet becomes Maha Mai. Her Tamil counterpart is Amman....
Goddess name
"Matara"
Hindu Mother goddess applied to the Divine mothers Hindu
Goddess name
"Matara"
Hindu Mother goddess. Applied collectively to groups of deities, the Divine mothers, also more specifically to the consort of the god KASYAPA. As Divine mothers they are also regarded as SAKTIS. The numbers vary according to separate traditions and they are therefore identified as the SAPTAMATARAS (seven), ASTAMATARAS (eight) and NAVASAKTIS (nine). Less commonly there may be up to fifty mataras in a group. Their images are normally carved in stone (very few exist in metal) and they are depicted seated, often upon a corpse, and may be of terrifying appearance....
Goddess name
"Mataras"
India Group of goddesses India
Goddess name
"Mataras/ Ambikas"
India A Group of goddesses
God name
"Matarisvan"
Hindu Minor messenger god Hindu / Epic
God name
"Matarisvan"
Hindu / Vedic Minor messenger god. The attendant of AGNI....
Angel name
"Matriel, Matarel, Matariel, Ridya and Zalbesal"
Greek angels of the Rain.
King name
"Medhbh"
Irish queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Her father was Eochaid Feidlech, the High king of Ireland. Her best-known husband was Ailill mac Mata, although she had several husbands before him, all of whom were kings of Connacht while they were married to her.

"Moti Mata "Pearl Mother""
Tamil Moti Mata "Pearl Mother", stones which are worshipped when cholera appears. Tamil
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
"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....
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....
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....
Spirit name
"Raja Matangi"
Hindu A female spirit who watches carefully over men's actions. Hindu
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
God name
"Thakur Deo"
Hindu Local god. Known from various villages in northern India. His consort is DHARTI MATA. May appear with a white horse. Also Thakkur....
Goddess name
"Vaisnavi"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI of V IS NU, also regarded as a form of LAKSMI. In later Hinduism she became one of a group of MATARAS regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS. In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her vehicle is the hybrid beast GARUDA. Attributes: child, club, conch, lotus and prayer wheel....
Goddess name
"Varahi"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism becomes one of a group of MATARAS regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS. In another grouping, one of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. She sits upon a boar, buffalo or elephant. Attributes: boar's head, bow, club, cup, knife, noose, plough, sword and trident....
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