Bhaga

Bhaga is a god in Hindu mythology. He is the god of wealth, money, and due inheritance. He is one of the 12 Adityas, so a son of Aditi and Kashyapa. Since he is an aditya, he represents an aspect of the Sun. The aspect he represents is bright light. Bhaga is usually invoked along with the other Adityas. Bhaga in considered in-charge of the month March.

Family


  • Father: Kashyapa
  • Mother: Aditi
  • Brothers: Varuna, Mitra, Aryaman, Indra, Amsa, Dhatri, Pusan, Tvastra, Parjanya, Surya, Vishnu (as Vamana)
  • Wife: Siddhi
  • Sons: Mahiman, Vibhu, Prabhu
  • Daughters: Suvrata, Vararoha, Asis

Becoming Blind


Daksha was performing a huge yagna. He invited all the devas, including Bhaga. Bhaga was one of the presiding priests at the yagna. But he hadn’t invited Shiva and Sati, his daughter and Shiva’s wife. He had an enmity with Shiva and Sati had married him, so Daksha hated her. But Sati still came and was insulted by Daksha.

In the end, she committed suicide and Shiva got really mad. He sent Virabhadra and Bhadrakali to destroy the yagna and kill Daksha. Virabhadra blinded Bhaga for being a priest of the yagna. After this incident, Bhaga started giving out wealth blindly, not considering purity, devotion, or honor.

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