Agni deva, with fire around him, riding on his ram

Agni: The Fire God

Agni deva is the fire god and acceptor of sacrifices. He is the god of divine knowledge. He is also the ashta-dikapala (guardians of the directions) of the southeast direction. To invoke Agni deva the mantra is ‘Om Agnidevaya Namaha’. In the Vedas, Agni is the second-most important deva after Devapati Indra. His mount is …

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Varunpasha

The Varunpasha is the weapon of Varuna deva. It is a powerful noose that even other gods cannot escape from. It is made out of snakes and is shaped like a lasso. Only the Tridevas can escape from it.

Varuna

Varuna deva is the god of water, oceans, and the night sky. He is also the guardian (lokapala) of the west direction. He is one of the Adityas, the 12 sons of Kashyapa and Aditi. Varuna is paired with Mitra many times as Mitra-Varuna because of their similar characteristics. Varuna’s capital city is called Shraddhavati. …

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Matali

Matali is the personal charioteer (sarthi) of Indradeva, the king of the devas. He is the greatest charioteer in the world. The way he deals with horses is so magnificent, it looks like as if the horses respond to his thought. Family Father: Sage Samika Mother: Tapasvini Wife: Sudharma Daughter: Guna Kesi Birth of Matali …

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