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 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 It was originally made as a city for the devas, but was invaded by the Rakshasa.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 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 (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 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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Himavat Mountains


Himavat (Himavan) is the god and king of the Himalaya mountains. He has two forms: a mobile form and an immobile form as a mountain. Himavat is a favorite of Shiva. Family Wife: Mena (Menavati) Sons: Mainaka, 99 others Daughter: Parvati Marriage Himavat wanted to marry. All the gods, including Himavat, went to the abode …

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Mena (Menavati), the daughter of the Pitrs, is the mother of Goddess Parvati. She is the wife of Himavat, the god of the mountains. Family Father: Pitrs Mother: Svadha Sisters: Dhanya, Kalavati Husband: Himavat Sons: Mainaka, 99 other sons Daughter: Parvati Birth Daksha and Prasuti had many daughters, including Svadha. They were all married off …

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Ram-headed Daksha being blessed by Lord Shiva with Shivaganas in the background


Daksha was a mind-born son of Brahma and a king. He had many daughters with his wife Prasuti, including Sati. At his yagna, he was decapitated by Virabhadra but then revived by Shiva. Later, Daksha was reborn in Chakshusha Manvantara (if you don’t know what a Manvantara is, visit Time in Hinduism) as a son …

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The Maras were the followers of Kama deva. They followed him everywhere he went and helped him spread love around the universe. They were created by Brahma to help Kama seduce Shiva, which was unsuccessful. They were violent and could only be controlled by Kama. Family Father: Brahma Background When Kama was created by Brahma, …

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Kama is a god in Hindu mythology. He is the god of human love and desire. He is a mind-born son of Brahma and is the husband of Rati. His mount is a parrot. Kamadeva’s weapons include a sugarcane bow and floral arrow that spreads love when shot. He was incinerated and later resuscitated by …

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