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Agni is the Hindu god of fire, the guardian of homes, and the protector of

humans against evil.


In Hindu mythology, Annapurna is a goddess of foodstuff. She who causes the

continual transformation of substance into energy.


Aum is the sacred mystical syllable representing the Hindu trinity.


Avatar (Avatara) in Hindu mythology is an incarnation of a deity.


Brahma is the Hindu supreme god and creator of the cosmos.


In Hindu mythology, Chaya is the goddess of the beneficial effects of muted and

dappled sunlight. She is the matron of metal-workers.


Durga is a Hindu deity. She is depicted as having ten arms. Her most famous

exploit was slaying Mahisha. The festival of Durga puja is celebrated annually

in her honour.


In Hindu mythology, Dyaus is the god of the sky.


Ganesa is an elephant headed Hindu god. He is the son of Siva and Parvati.


In Hindu mythology, Hanuman is the monkey god and King of Hindustan. He

assisted Rama in the recovery of his wife, Sita, from Ravana of Lanka.


see "Hinduism"


Hinduism is a religion that originated in India.


In Hindu mythology, Ida is a goddess of earth, abundant food and nourishment.

She is the granter of any blessings invoked through her.


Indra is the Hindu sky god. He is depicted as a four-armed man on a white

elephant carrying a thunderbolt. It is he who slashes the clouds with his

thunderbolt to release the rain.


In Hindu mythology, Indrani is a voluptuously beautiful goddess. She who makes

possible the perception of form through the eye.


In Hindu mythology, Jagadhamba was the goddess of the cosmic energy which

motivates evolution, She Who dances the dance of life. Equivalent to the

Dravidian goddess Jyestha.


In Hindu mythology, Jaganath was a hideously ugly god made from Krishna's bones

after the god's spirit returned to heaven.


In Hindu mythology, Jara is the goddess of the household, domestic health,

happiness and prosperity. The night-eater of corpses.


Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction and death. She is the wife of Siva.


In Hindu mythology Krishna is the supreme god, or to some people the only god.

He was the eighth avatar of Vishnu and was sent into the world to kill the

demon-king Kansa who had outlawed Vishnu-worship and upset the universal

balance between good and evil.


Lakshami is the Hindu goddess of wealth and beauty.


Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth and beauty. She is the consort of Vishnu

and is celebrated during Diwali.


Mahisha was chief of the demons in Hindu mythology. He was killed by Durga.


In Hindu mythology, Manu was the founder of the human race. He was saved by

Brahma from a deluge.


In Hindu mythology, Mara is a goddess of death.


In Hindu mythology, the Maruts are the fierce storm-beings who toss the sea

into foam.


In Hindu mythology, Meru is a mountain at the North Pole, supposed to be an

abode of the gods.


In Hindu mythology, Parashurama was the sixth avatar of Vishnu. He was the

youngest son of a forest dwelling hermit with a family of sons. He was both a

devout servant of the gods and a keen huntsman. In return for his prayers the

gods gave him unerring skill with a bow, but demons afraid that he would use

his archery against them stole his bow. Vishnu answered his prayers and entered

him and gave him a battle-axe and told him to use it to fight the enemies of

the gods. While Parashurama was praying on a mountain, his mother coming home

saw two people making love in a forest pool and became sexually excited.

Returning home her husband detected her impure thoughts and ordered each of his

sons in turn to behead her, each refused and their father punished them by

making them as stupid as the cattle they looked after. When Parashurama arrived

home with the battle-axe he understood his father's request, and cut off his

mothers head. Immediately her head touched the floor she was restored to life

cleansed of her impure thoughts, and Parashurama's father rewarded him with

immunity from death in war.


In Hindu mythology, Radha is the creative, life-sustaining, auspicious,

benevolent, loving and redemptive goddess of the Gopis.


In Hindu mythology, Rajarajesvari is a goddess of world sustaining

transcendental knowledge. She whose glances delight the universe.


In Hindu mythology, the Rakshasa are male demons capabale of assuming the form

of animals or humans they are completely evil, powerful creatures that delight

in spreading fear, confusion, chaos, and destruction among human families and

communities, finishing the trouble they cause in a murderous, ghoulish feast

upon human flesh. They are among the most feared of all creatures, for they

delight in mental torture of their victims.


In Hindu mythology, a Rakshasi is the female form of a Rakshasa.


In Hindu mythology, Ravana is the demon King of Lanka who abducted Sita, the

wife of Rama.


In Hindu mythology, Rohini (Red-One) is a fine-eyed goddess of stars and the

rising sun. Ruler of the annual cycle and the light of knowledge.


In Hindu mythology, Sakti is the goddess of cosmic energy, the will of

evolution. It is she who gives birth to all force and all form.


In Hindu mythology, Sarasvati (She-who-flows-eloquently-onward), is a young and

beautiful four-armed goddess of fertility, procreation, purification and



In Hindu mythology, Savitar is an all-powerful sun god. He cut off one hand at

a sacrifice, and priests gave him a golden hand to replace it.


In Hindu mythology, Sita is a goddess of spring, agriculture and the earth. She

is the Corn Mother, the field which brings forth bounteously.


In Hindu mythology, Uma is a name of the goddess Kali.


In Hindu and Vedic mythology, Urmya is a goddess of night and the celestial

order. Protectress of sleep and she who guards against thieves.


In Hindu and Vedic mythology, Vac is the goddess of language, writing and

writing-systems. She is the matron of mental endeavours and the source of voice.


In Hindu mythology, Vajravarahi (Strength-of-the-Sow) is the goddess of wisdom

through experience who drives away evil spirits such as depression.


In Hindu mythology, Varuna is a thousand-eyed god who sees all that happens in

the world.


In Hindu and Vedic mythology, Varuni was originally the waters of origin, she

became the goddess of golden liquor, wine and intoxication.


In Hindu mythology, Vayu is the god of the winds.


In Hindu mythology, Visahari is a shape-shifting goddess of earth, uberty and

the underworld. She is the controller of snakes and the spirit of mind.


In Hindu mythology, Vritra is the snake of darkness. Enemy of Indra.


In Hindu mythology, Yama is the god of the dead, who judges and punishes souls.

He is represented as of a green colour, four-armed, clad in garments of fire,

crowned and seated on a buffalo. He holds a mace and noose, and drags the souls

of the condemned out of the bodies to the judgement-seat.

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