Saptamatara

 


Saptamatara is the generic title for seven Hindu deities who are mentioned in epic and Puranic texts. They are of evil influence, inflicting disease and other harm on children. Their common color is red, and their attributes are the cup and lotus. A.G.H.


Source:

Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 228