Gods and Goddesses

Vasanta

Vasanta is the god of the spring season in Hindu mythology. He is also the god of flowers. Vasanta is a minor god in Hindu mythology. Vasanta is a companion of Kamadeva, the god of love. He is always with Kamadeva. He lives in a beautiful palace in Swarga loka. His palace is surrounded with …

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Shiva idol surrounded by the sky

Shiva

Shiva is one of the trideva (three main gods) in Hindu mythology. He is the destroyer. When the time comes to destroy the material universe, Shiva is the one who destroys it. Family Wives: Sati, Parvati (Uma) Sons: Ganesha, Kartikeya Creation of Shiva During the creation of our universe, Brahma was getting more and more …

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Chandra riding on his chariot with the moon in the background

Chandra

Chandra is the god of the Moon. He is a lunar deity. He is also called Soma. Chandra is one of the Navagrahas. He presides over Monday. He is also a fertility god. He is the son of Rishi Atri. Other names for Chandra are Rajanipati, Indu and Kshuparaka. Family Father: Atri Mother: Ansuya Brothers: …

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Lord Ganesha seated on his throne with Mushaka and bowls of sweets on the floor

Ganesha

Ganesha (Ganapati) is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the god of new beginnings and wisdom. He is also known as the remover of obstacles. In any ritual, Hindus worship Ganesha first. He lives on Mount Kailasa with his parents and the Shivaganas. His mount is a small mouse named Mushaka. He is …

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Mitra

Mitra is the god of friendship and oaths. He is an old god. He is also called the light of the morning sun. He is an Aditya, so a son of Aditi. He also represents harmony and many other characteristics needed to maintain order in human existence. Mitra is also a negotiator for the gods …

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Vishwakarma seated on his throne

Vishwakarma: The Divine Architect

Vishwakarma is the architect of the gods and the god of architecture, building and crafts. He is also the presiding god of all engineers, architects, builders, carpenters, and craftsmen. Vishwakarma lives in swarga and his mounts are a swan and an elephant. Family Father: Brahma Wife: Gayatri Sons: Nala, Ajaykapat, Ahirbudhnya, Tvastra, Rudra Daughters: Samjna, …

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Shachi

Shachi (Sachi) is the wife of Indra deva and the divine queen of the gods. Shachi was also known as Indrani, Aindri, Poulomi, and Mahendri. Shachi is the goddess of wrath and jealousy. Shachi is one of the seven Matrikas. She lives in Amaravati with Indra and many others. Sometimes Indra is known as Sachipati, …

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Kartikeya mounted on his peacock

Kartikeya

Kartikeya is the Hindu god of war and the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas. His brother is the elephant-headed Ganesha. He is also commonly known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara, and Subhramanya. Family Father: Shiva Mother: Parvati Brothers: Ganesha Wives: Valli and Devasena Background An …

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Kubera

Kubera is the god of wealth and money. He is also the king of the Yakshas. He is the guardian (lokapala) of the north direction. His mantra is ‘Om Sham Kuberaya Namaha’. He lives in the city of Alaka. Shiva is his good friend. Kubera is sometimes called Vaishravana or Ailavila because of his parents. …

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