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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Ganesa

Ganesa is the Hindu god of wisdom and art in hindu mythology. He is a benign deity generally assumed to offer help when invoked to overcome difficulties.   He may

Durga

Durga is one of the angry and aggressive aspects of the goddess Shakti, whose earliest role in Hindu mythology was to fight and conquer demons and also personify the Sakti or

Dharma

Dharma, justice, is the Hindu god of law and one of the sons of Brahma, but almost certainly derives from the dharmas or archetypal social patterns identified in the Rg Veda. According to hindu

Brahman

Brahman, in Hinduism, means the Supreme Realty conceived of one and undifferentiated, static and dynamic, yet above all definitions; the ultimate principle which underlies the world, the ultimate realty.   Definition

Brahma

Brahma, in Hinduism, is the Creator in the Trimurti, the largely artificial trinity with the other two partners, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer.   The worship of Brahma in

Agni

Agni was one of three great gods in the Rig Veda and was also worshiped by the Persians until the time of Zoroaster.   His personification of fire made him the center of

Aditya

Aditya, in Hinduism, is the collective name of the ruling principles that constrain the universe to shape its future.   These principles are personified as the sons of Aditi. They are gods