Ruru

Ruru was a famous rishi of the Bhriguvansha. He was also known as Sunaka. He married Pramadvara, daughter of Menaka and Vishwavasu. Family Father: Pramati Mother: Grtachi Wife: Pramadvara Son: Saunaka Birth Chyavana, the son of Bhrigu, married Sukanya and had a son named Pramati. He was seduced by the Apsara Grtachi and he married …

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Chitrangada: Killed by his Namesake

Chitrangada was the eldest son of Shantanu and Satyavati in the Mahabharata. He was a brave and strong king. His brief reign was ended by a fight with a Gandharva of the same name, in which he died.

Bhrigu

Bhrigu is a sage. He is the founder of the renowned Bhrigu vamsha. He was first born as a mind-born son of Brahma during the Creation. Later, he was reborn in Chakshusa Manvantara (if you don’t know what a Manvantara is, visit Time in Hinduism) from Brahma’s fire and adopted by Varuna. Family 1st Birth: …

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Jayanti

Jayanti is the daughter of Indra and Shachi. Her name means “victorious” and she is the sister of Jayanta. She was married to Shukracharya. Family Father: Indra Mother: Shachi Brother: Jayanta Former Husband: Shukra Marriage with Shukra Once the devas had completely destroyed the asuras. Shukra, being the preceptor of the devas, started doing penance …

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Tapti

Tapti (Tapati) is a goddess in Hindu mythology. She is the goddess of the Tapti river. She is the daughter of Surya Deva, the Sun god. She is called Tapti because she is the daughter of Surya, who makes the sky hot (tapa) by his brilliance. Family Father: Surya Mother: Chhaya Brothers: Savarni Manu, Shani …

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Maya

Maya is a Danava. He is a great architect of the Danavas, Daityas, and sometimes even devas. He is one of the kings of Danavas. During the Mahabharata, Maya built the Indraprastha sabha for the Pandavas and Krishna. He has a lot of mystic powers. He is known as the acharya of all the mayavis. …

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The golden Lankapura, full of palaces built on steep mountains

Lanka

Lanka was the famous city of the Rakshasa king Ravana. It was situated on the island of Lanka. It was originally made as a city for the devas, but was invaded by the Rakshasa. Creation Once, Vayu (wind god) and Vasuki, the king of snakes, got in a fight. They both claimed that they were …

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Varchas

Varchas is the son of Chandra (Soma) deva. During the Mahabharata, he incarnated on Earth as Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna. Family Father: Chandra (Soma) Mother: One of Chandra’s 27 wives Incarnation of Abhimanyu In the Dwapara Yuga, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Krishna on Earth to destroy the evil. All the devas incarnated as well …

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Mangala deva on his ram with the planet Mars in the background

Mangala

Mangala (Bhauma) is the god of the planet Mars. He is also the god of war, celibate, and the day Tuesday. He resides on the planet Mars. He was born of Lord Shiva and Bhumi (Prithvi) devi. His skin is a light brown color. Family Father: Shiva Mother: Bhumi (Prithvi) Birth After Sati sacrificed herself …

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Marisha

Marisha was the wife of the 10 Prachetas. She was born because Indra sent Pramlocha to disturb the penance of Kandu. She was the mother of Daksha (his second birth). Family Father: Kandu Mother: Pramlocha Husbands: 10 Prachetas Son: Daksha (his second birth) Past Life In her past life, Marisha had been the wife of …

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