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List of Gods : "Vedic" - 139 records

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Name ▲▼Origin ▲▼Description ▲▼
Goddess name
"Aditi (the free one)"
Hindu / Vedic Archaic mother goddess. According to the Rg Veda Aditi is said to be the wife of KASYAPA or of BRAHMA and mother of the ADITYAS, a group of minor gods including MITRA, ARYAMAN, BHAGA, VARUNA, DAKSA and Anisa. No other consort is mentioned in the literature. She is also accounted as the mother of HARI. Other legends account her as the mother of the Rain god INDRA. No human physical features are drawn, though she is sometimes identified in the guise of a cow. Aditi is also perceived as a guardian goddess who brings prosperity and who can free her devotees from problems and clear away obstacles. She disappears largely from later Hindu traditions....
Goddess name
"Aditya (descendant of Aditi)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Collective name for Sun gods. These numbered six in Vedic times but later increased to twelve. The sons of the primordial goddess ADITI. Also an epithet for SURYA. Attributes: two or more lotuses....
God name
"Agni Hindu"
Vedic God of fire and guardian of homes. Vedic
Demon name
"Ahi"
Hindu A serpent aka Vritra, the Vedic demon of drought. Hindu
God name
"Apam Napat"
Hindu / Persia / Vedic Child of the waters. One of the Ahuras in Old Iranian religion, a beneficent god who is the giver of water to man. Hindu / Persia / Vedic
Nymph name
"Apsaras"
Hindu / Vedic The thirty-five million nymphs of Indra's heaven. The daughters of pleasure are fairy-like beings, beautiful and voluptuous, who lure heroes and sages from their devotions. Hindu / Vedic
Deities name
"Apsaras"
Hindu / Vedic water spirits. Identified as musicians and protective deities of gamblers bringing good fortune. They may also bring insanity....
Goddess name
"Aranyani"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Hindu / Vedic
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Goddess name
"Aranyani"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Possibly having evolved from a primitive animistic guardian spirit of animals, Aranyani is an elusive, rarely seen, deity who is recognized in the sounds of the trees, particularly at dusk. She is a benign figure, sweet-scented and unwilling to destroy unless severely provoked....
Hero name
"Arjuna"
Hindu / Vedic One of the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. His name means 'bright', 'shining', or 'silver'. Hindu / Vedic
God name
"Arjuna (silvery)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Heroic god. Arjuna appears in the Mahabharata epic. One of the princely sons of the mythical Pandu family, his father is INDRA. He generally appears with the warrior god BHIMA. Allegedly responsible for requesting VIS'NU to take his VISVARUPA form but also identified as a minor incarnation or avatara of Vis'nu. Attributes: usually depicted bearing a bow received from AGNI the fire god, but may also appear carrying a sword and shield. Also NARA....
Deities name
"Aryaman"
Hindu One of the early Vedic deities (devas). His name literally means a bosom friend, but is often confused as "the protector of the Aryans" Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name
"Aryaman (companion)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the god of formal hospitality. One of six ADITYA sons of the goddess ADITI. Attributes: club, two lotuses and prayer wheel....
Demon name
"Asuras"
Hindu / Vedic A group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as demons. They were opposed to the devas. Hindu / Vedic
Demon name
"Asuras"
Hindu / Vedic sky gods. Identified in the opening of the Rg Veda, they become demonic in later Hinduism, the antagonists of the DEVA gods....
Goddess name
"Asvins"
Hindu / Vedic Divine twin horsemen in the Rigveda, sons of Saranya, a goddess of the clouds and wife of either Surya in his form as Vivasvat. Hindu / Vedic
God name
"Asvins"
Hindu / Vedic Physician gods. Twin gods owning horses, the sons of VIVASVAN and SARANYU. Depicted in a chariot drawn by horses or birds. Attributes: Book, vessel with herbs and water jar....
Goddess name
"Balarama (strength of Rama)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. May have originated in Vedic times as an agricultural fertility deity. He is the son of VASUDEVA and DEVAKI, though born from the womb of ROHINI. Jointly with KRSNA (his brother), he is identified as the eighth avatara (incarnation) of Vis'nu, or, with RAMA, as the seventh. Legend describes how Vis'nu impregnated the belly of the goddess Devaki with two hairs, one black, one white. To ensure their safety against a demon king, they were transferred before birth to Rohini. Krsna grew to be dark-skinned, and Balarama light. The latter enjoys similar characteristics to Krsna but fails to attract the same popularity. He is usually depicted on the right side of Krsna, rarely standing alone. The consort of Balarama is REVATI and his sons are Nisatha and Ulmuka. Epithets included Ananda (joy). In Jainism he is known as Baladeva. Attributes: arrow, club, drinking cup, fan palm, honey pot, lotus, pestle, pitcher, plough, prayer wheel, shield and sword....
Goddess name
"Bhaga (the dispenser of fortune)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the incarnation of women's good fortune in marriage. One of six ADITYAS, sons of the goddess ADITI. Consort: SIDDHI. Attributes: two lotuses, prayer wheel and trident....
Goddess name
"Bharati"
Hindu / Vedic / Epic Is the first of the three great goddesses of Hinduism, the other two being Lakshmi and Durga. Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator. Hindu / Vedic / Epic
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