Yama

Yama, twin–alternately the restrainer, in hindu mythology is a Hindu god of death mentioned in Vedic texts. He is either the son of Vavasvan and Saranju, or Surya and Sanjna, and his consort is … Read more

Vrtra

Vrtra in hindu mythology is the Hindu (Vedic) god of chaos. He is believed to be a primordial being existing before the formation of the cosmos, and was slain by … Read more

Vishnu

Vishnu (or Visnu) is one of three great gods in Hinduism, being one of the Trimuti, the others being Brahma and Shiva. Vishnu antecedents are among the Dravidian people in the pre-Aryan past of India, … Read more

Vasus

Vasus, excellent, in hindu mythology is the generic name for a group of Hindu (Vedic) gods. They are considered eight deities attendant on Indra, the weather god, comprising day, dawn, fire, moon, … Read more

Varuna

Varuna, coverer, is a major Hindu god, concerned with the secure operation of the world’s systems and of water. Lord of the asura deities, he was equated with Ahura-Mazdah. His later duty was … Read more

Vac

Vac, Sanskrit, vac, “speech,” Hindu (Vedic), is the goddess of the spoken word. In certain texts she is a daughter of Daksa and the consort of Kasyapa. Alternatively she is the daughter of … Read more

Uma

Uma, in Hindu Puranic texts, is a form of Parvati.and identified as the consort of Chandrashekhara, a form of Shiva that includes the moon among his attributes. The meaning of Uma is uncertain, but possibly … Read more

Tvastar

Tvastar, in hindu mythology carpenter, is a Hindu creator god, mentioned in the Vedas, and referred to as the “divine builder” who fashions living creatures on earth. The Hindus equated to … Read more

Soma

Soma, in hindu mythology and Hinduism, is a Vedic god, plant offering, and beverage. In the Vedic texts the sacred, deified substance Soma is paired with Agni fire, the devouring principle. Both were major … Read more

Skanda

Skanda, a son of Shiva who was begotten without the assistance of a goddess that according to one tradition from the semen produced during the incessant lovemaking between Shiva and Parvati. He was … Read more

Shiva

Shiva (or Siva), in hindu mythology and Hinduism, is one of the major gods and the center of worship of numerous devotional cults. Shiva composes a triad along with Brahman and Vishnu, and … Read more

Sarasvati

Sarasvati is an identifiable in both Vedic and Puranic literature, being mentioned in the Rg Veda and other Vedic texts and later in the Ramayana and Puranic texts. She possibly originated as a Vedic river goddess (the actual … Read more

Rudra

The origin of the name Rudra is uncertain. Its etymologies are symbolic. Possibly, the meaning is “the red one.” The god is called Rudra in the Puranas because he wept at … Read more

Prajapati

Prajapati in Hindu mythology is the primordial lord of creatures, and is mentioned in Vedic, epic and Puranic literature. In Vedic legends he is described in various ways as the creator of the … Read more

Parvati

Parvati may have originated among the Himalayan mountain tribes. As a fertility goddess, she is the youngest of the benign aspects of the goddess Shakti, and also appears as the reincarnation … Read more

Mitra

Mitra, friend, in hindu mythology was a minor Hindu Vedic sun god mentioned in the Puranic texts. As an aditya, one of six descendants of Aditi, he was originally associated with Varuna (Vedic), ruling the day … Read more

Matarisvan

Matarisvan, “growing in the mother” from Matari (mother). In the hindu mythology he is a minor Hindu messenger god. He is also mentioned in Vedic texts, and the attendant of Agni. Also, … Read more

Mahadeva

Mahadeva, mighty god, Hindu Puranic. He is an important epithet of Shiva with three heads (two male and one female) signifying the three aspects Aghora (right), Saumya (center), and Shakti (left). The attributes are the … Read more

Laksmi

Laksmi is a major Hindu goddess, perhaps originating as a Mother Goddess, who now represents wealth and prosperity. She also epitomizes the later Hindu (Brahmanical) concept of the active female principle, … Read more

Krishna

Krishna (or Krsna), in Hinduism and hindu mythology is the most popular of all the earthly incarnations of Vishnu. Most texts, including the Maisya Purana and the Varaha Purana, state that thus far nine avatars of Vishnu … Read more

Kasyapa

Kasyapa, in Hindu mythology, is a primordial god mentioned in Vedic and Puranic texts.   His consorts were thirteen daughters of Daksa who bore him all kind of living creatures. From this, in Vedic literature, he … Read more

Kalanemi

Kalanemi, or “Rim of the Wheel of Time,” in hindu mythology is a pre-Vedic spirit of the zodiac or Milky Way. It is viewed as the great star-wheel at the … Read more

Indra

Indra in hindu mythology is the Vedic god of rain and thunder. He is king of the gods in the Rig Veda, ranking next to Agni. The Rig Veda also describes him as the great … Read more

Himavan

Himavan, meaning snowy, is a mountain god in Hindu mythology. And he is the personification of the Himalaya mountains. He is considered to be the father of Parvati and Ganga. His consort … Read more

Ganga

Ganga in hindu mythology is a Hindu river goddess, mentioned in Puranic tests, and guardian of the Ganges. The elder daughter of Himavan and Mena, she is the sister of Parvati and the consort of Vishnu and Agni. … Read more