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List of Gods   : "Tamil"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Amma (1)" Dravidian / Tamil Local tutelary god. Known from southern India....
Goddess name "Ankalamman" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Guardian goddess. Known particularly in southern India where she wards off demons. Alternatively she is an aspect of KALI....
"Ayya Vaikundar" Tamil According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, a scripture of the Ayyavazhi, was an avatar of Narayana. As per the Ayyavazhi mythology the body in which Ayya Vaikundar incarnated is that of Mudisoodum Perumal. Tamil
Goddess name "Bala-Sakti" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess. Youthful deity who presides over six CAKRAS or prayer wheels. Often accompanied by a geometric magical diagram or yantra. Attributes: Book, hook, noose and rosary....
God name "Cankilikkaruppan (the black man of the chain)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Worshiped in southern India....
Goddess name "Cenaaianiyammai (lady of the red paddyfield)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Guardian of paddyfields in southern India....
God name "Ceyon" Tamil God of hills. Tamil
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....
"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
God name "Kadavul" India An ancient Tamil word for God meaning, "He who is both immanent and transcendent." India
Goddess name "Kamaksi" Dravidian Goddess Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Kamaksi (of amorous appearance)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Goddess. A SAKTI of SI IVA recognized locally at Kanchipuram, but also in her own right at several places in southern India. Also Kamatchi (Tamil)....
Deities name "Kataragama" Tamil / Sri Lanka Tutelary god. One of four great national deities and equating to the Hindu god SKANDA. Also Ceyon....
God name "Katargama" Sri Lanka Tutelary gody Tamil / Sri Lanka
"Katavul" India Ultimate creator all who exists in the world and able to judge humanity and to reward or punish India / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Supreme god name "Katavul" Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Supreme god. The ultimate creator of all that exists in the world and the judge of humanity able to reward or punish at will....
Supreme god name "Katavul Tamil" S India / Sri Lanka Such a supreme god that he was the ultimate creator all that exists in the world & able to judge humanity & to reward or punish at well
Goddess name "Korravai" Davidian / Tamil / S India / Sri Lanka though sweet to the to for (?) A war goddess
Goddess name "Korravai" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka war goddess. Worshiped in desert regions in southern India, thought to live in trees and equating to DURGA. She has a son, MURUKAN. Also Katukilal; Korrawi....
Goddess name "Korraval" Dravidian Goddess of war India / Dravidian / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Goddess name "Korrawi" India Goddess of battle and victory India / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Goddess name "Korrawi Tamil" India / Sri Lanka the goddess of battle & victory
God name "Mal" Dravidian Pastoral god whose name means either the the great one or the dark one Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Mal" Dravidian / Tamil He is a pastoral god whose name means either the the great one or the dark one
God name "Mal" Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Probably equating with a syncretization of VIS'NU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of great stature. In Sangam texts, his face is like the moon, his eyes are lotuses and his CAKRA is the beams of the Sun. Also TIRUMAL....
God name "Manmatha" Dravidian / Tamil Form of the god of carnal love. A local southern Indian form of Kama with similar attributes and genealogy, named in Sangam literature....
Goddess name "Mari" Davidian / Tamil A Rain goddess & the goddess of smallpox
Goddess name "Mari" Dravidian Rain goddess and the goddess of smallpox Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Mari Mai (mother death)" Hindu Plague goddess. The sister of SITALA, associated with cholera. Her Tamil counterpart is MARIYAMMAN....
Goddess name "Mariyamman" Dravidian Plague goddess with a bizarre form of penance Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Mariyamman (mother of smallpox)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Plague goddess. A terrible goddess, one of the NAVASAKTIS and linked with the goddess KALI. She is honored in a ritual during which victims (in penance) are suspended from a rope and an iron hook through the flesh of the back and whirled around a pole. Also Mariyattal....
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....
God name "Mayon" Dravidian Creator god Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Mayon (the black one)" Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Creator god. Animistic high god of the pastoral regions, found in Sangam literature and thought to reside in trees. Perhaps equating with VIS'NU or KRSNA....
"Moti Mata "Pearl Mother"" Tamil Moti Mata "Pearl Mother", stones which are worshipped when cholera appears. Tamil
Deity name "Munisvara" Hindu / Dravidian A regional Tamil deity who is popular amongst the least Sanskritized social groups of South India specifically Tamil Nadu. Hindu / Dravidian
Deity name "Muruga" Hindu Is the most popular Hindu deity amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India and in the Tamil diaspora.
Spirit name "Murukan" Tamil The embodiment of beauty, the source of spiritual wisdom and the personification of limitless power. Tamil
God name "Murukan" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Hunting and war god. Identified with the Hindu god SKANDA. His vehicle is an elephant or a peacock. Color: red. Attributes: spear and staff with gar land....
God name "Murukan/ Ceyon" Dravidian / Tamil A hunting & war god
Goddess name "Mutial­Amma "Pearl­Mother"" Tamil village mother goddesses represented by a stone. Tamil
Goddess name "Muttalamman" Dravidian Plague goddess, especially identified with smallpox Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Muttalamman (pearl-mother)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Plague goddess. Specifically identified with smallpox. Also Mutyalamma....
Goddess name "Muttalamman/ Mutyalamma" Davidian / Tamil A plague goddess identified with smallpox
Goddess name "Nappinnai" Tamil Local goddess who has hair surrounded by holy scent. Tamil
Goddess name "Nappinnai" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Consort of KRSNA. Mentioned in the Vaisnavite and Saivite literature, the Krsna-Nappinnai cult was prominent in Tamil-speaking areas of southern India in the seventh to ninth centuries. According to tradition Krsna wed Nappinnai after a bullbaiting contest during which he took on and defeated seven bulls. Nappinnai may be a localized form of Sri-Laksmi. Also Pinnai....
"Nediyon" Tamil The dark aspect of Vishnu. Tamil
God name "Nediyon" Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. Equates with a syncretization of VISNU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of tall stature. Sangam texts describe him wearing a golden robe. Attributes: conch, prayer wheel and lotus. Also Neduvel....
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....
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....
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....
Demon name "Poruthu-madan" Tamil Wrestling demon and the nature spirit associated with the air. Tamil
God name "Pradyumma" Davidian / Tamil A god of love
Goddess name "Puranai (fullness)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Mother goddess. A NAVASAKTI and one of the consorts of Aiyanar....
God name "Sama" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Obscure heroic god. Known circa first to fifth century AD. The younger brother of the god of love KAMA and equating to SAMBA, worshiped in northern India....
"Samkarsana" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Localized form of BALARAMA. Has a complexion “white like milk,” wears a blue robe with a red garland and carries a nanjil (plough)....
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....
God name "Seyon" Dravidian Creator god Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Seyon (the red one)" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Creator god. An early deity associated particularly with hilly regions in parts of southern India and thought to live in trees. Also Muruga....
God name "Seyon/ Muruga" Dravidian / Tamil A creator god
"Shudala-madan" Tamil Elementals which haunt graveyards, and scenes of crime and murder and places of execution. Tamil
God name "Subrahmanya" Tamil The God of war and the patron deity of the Tamil.
God name "Tirumal" Dravidian Creator god equated with Visnu Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Tirumal (the excellent black one)" Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Thought to reside in trees and equating with VISNU. In later Hinduism used as an epithet of Vis nu....
God name "Valli" Hindu The name of prominent Hindu god Murugan's consort, according to Tamil traditions. She is depicted as a the daughter of a tribal chief.
God name "Venda" Dravidian Creator god, an ancient vegetation deity Dravidian / Tamil
God name "Venda" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. An ancient vegetation deity. Worshiped in villages on the plains, thought to live in trees and equated with Indra....
God name "Venkata" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Form of the god V ISNU. According to the Aditya Purana, Venkata is a deity of considerable importance in southern India. The name does not occur in the north. He is worshiped extensively by Hindus but particularly in the Tamil shrine of Tirupati where there is argument that the deity depicted is SIVA or KARTTIKEYA. The image appears to carry attributes of Vis'nu on the left and Siva on the right. Also Venkatesa....