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Ultimate Guide to the Many Gods of Hinduism

There are up to 33 million gods in Hinduism. From a multi-headed creator god, to a destroyer with a third eye, to an elephant-headed deity, Hinduism is full of unique gods and deities. Each of them has their own backstory and their own attributes. Read this post for an introductory guide to the Hindu pantheon and its most significant gods.

Yuyutsu

Yuyutsu: The Kaurava Who Fought for the Pandavas

From all of Dhritarashtra’s wicked sons, one of them was righteous. His name was Yuyutsu, the son of Dhritarashtra and a Vaishya woman. He was the only Kaurava who fought for the Pandavas in the Mahabharata War. He was also one of the only survivors of the war.

Krishna, Balarama, and the Yadavas fighting each other with sticks

Samba: The Boy who Ended a Dynasty

Samba was the son of Krishna. From birthing an iron rod to kidnapping Duryodhana’s daughter, Samba’s life was full of adventure and inadvertently caused the Yadava destruction.

Anshuman

Previous Read: Sagara Anshuman was a famous king from the Suryavansha dynasty. He ruled Kosala kingdom and had his capital as Ayodhya. He was the son of Asamanjas and the grandson of the renowned King Sagara. Family Father: Asamanjas Son: Dilipa I Background and Birth King Sagara married Keshini and Sumati. Keshini gave birth to …

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Shiva shooting an arrow at the three cities of the Tripurasuras

Tripurasura: Asuras of the Three Cities

Previous Read: Tarakasura Tripurasura refers to a trio of three asura brothers that were collectively known as Tripurasura. The individual names of the brothers are Tarakaksha, Vidyunmali, and Kamalaksha. They were the sons of Tarakasura and after he was killed by Kartikeya, they built three cities and attacked the devas. In the end, they were …

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Shakuni holding his magical dice

Shakuni: The Master Conspirator

The story of the Mahabharata is a story of death. The entire epic poem is filled with bloodshed and death. But along with death, this epic is also filled with deceit. The Mahabharata is filled with conspiracy to defeat the opponent. But a large portion of the deceit and conspiracy of the Mahabharata were designed …

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Time in Hinduism

Hinduism is known for its absurd units of time. Because of the extensive span of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, time can become increasingly complex and enigmatic. Just as there are multiple systems of measuring time today, there are multiple Hindu systems as well. I have chosen the most comprehensive one. Let us start with the …

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A silhouette of Arjuna holding up the Gandiva

Gandiva

The Gandiva is a really powerful bow made by Brahma. During the Mahabharata, it was owned by Arjuna and it made him really strong. Creation A long time ago, Brahma made this bow with his powers of creation. The purpose behind this bow was to destroy the wicked and unjust. History Brahma kept the bow …

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Nahusha

Nahusha was a famous king of the Chandravansha. He was the son of Emperor Ayu. At one point, he had even become the Indra. In the end, he was cursed to become a snake by Agastya rishi. Family Father: Ayu Mother: Indumati Brothers: Kshatravriddha, Raji, Rabha, Anena Wife: Ashoksundari Sons: Yati, Yayati, Samyati, Ayati, Viyati, …

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