Hindu deity

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n a deity worshipped by the Hindus

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Aditi
a Hindu goddess who releases from sin or disease; mother of the Adityas
Agni
(Sanskrit) Hindu god of fire in ancient and traditional India; one of the three chief deities of the Vedas
Asura
earlier a god; later a demon; counterpart of Zoroastrian Ahura
Bhaga
Hindu god of wealth and love
Brahma
the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon
Brihaspati
personification of the power of ritual devotion
Bhumi Devi
Hindu earth goddess; one of the two wives of Vishnu
Devi
Hindu mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects
Chandi
malevolent aspect of Devi
Durga
Hindu goddess of war; a malevolent aspect of Devi
Dyaus-pitar
Hindu god of the sky
Ganapati
Hindu god of wisdom or prophecy; the god who removes obstacles
Gauri
in Hinduism, goddess of purity and posterity and a benevolent aspect of Devi; the `brilliant'
Hanuman
in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage
Indra
chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda; god of rain and thunder
Ka
unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma
Kali
wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi
Kama
Hindu god of love and erotic desire; opposite of Mara
Mara
Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama
Karttikeya
Hindu god of bravery
Lakshmi
Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity
Mitra
Hindu god of friendship and alliances; usually invoked together with Varuna as a supporter of heaven and earth
Parjanya
Hindu god of rain; sometimes identified with Indra
Annapurna
wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: Hindu goddess of plenty
Prajapati
Hindu god personifying a creative force; equivalent to Brahma
Pushan
celestial shepherd god; conductor of souls of the dead
Rahu
a Hindu demon who swallows the sun causing eclipses
Rudra
father of the Hindu storm gods Marut; controller of nature; sometimes identified with Siva
Sarasvati
Hindu goddess of learning and the arts
Savitar
an important Hindu god; the sun in its life-giving aspect
Shakti
the female or generative principle; wife of Siva and a benevolent form of Devi
Shiva
the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
Skanda
Hindu god of war
Surya
an important god of later Hinduism; the sun god or the sun itself worshipped as the source of warmth and light
Uma
a benevolent aspect of Devi; `splendor'
Ushas
Hindu goddess of dawn; daughter of the sky and sister of the night
Varuna
in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world
Vayu
Hindu wind god
Vishnu
the sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
Yama
Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld
Jagannatha
an avatar of Vishnu
Kalki
the 10th and last incarnation of Vishnu
Krishna
8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute
Rama
avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God; any of three incarnations: Ramachandra or Parashurama or Balarama
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Aditya
one of 7 to 12 sons of Aditi; Hindu gods of celestial light
Ahura
(Zoroastrianism) title for benevolent deities
Asvins
(literally `possessing horses' in Sanskrit) in Hinduism the twin chariot warriors conveying Surya
Dharma
basic principles of the cosmos; also: an ancient sage in Hindu mythology worshipped as a god by some lower castes;
Garuda
a supernatural eagle-like being that serves as Vishnu's mount
Marut
any of a group of Hindu storm gods; offspring of Rudra
Rhibhus, Ribhus
one of three artisans of the Hindu gods
Soma
personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual
Vajra
Indra's thunderbolt
avatar
the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form
Type of:
deity, divinity, god, immortal
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

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