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Hindu deity

Definitions of Hindu deity
  1. noun
    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
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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
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    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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