Gods and Goddesses


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 (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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Budha is the god of merchandise and he is also the protector of merchants. Budha is also one of the Navagrahas. He is the god of the planet Mercury. Along with that, he is the god of Budhvara which is Wednesday. Family Father: Chandra Mother: Tara Wife: the female form of Ila Son: Pururavas Birth …

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Shitala (Sheetala) devi is the goddess of smallpox, diseases, sores, ghouls,  pustules, sicknesses and smallpox. She is an aspect of goddess Katayayani, a form of Durga. Her mount is a donkey. Shitala and Jvarasura Shitala was created by Brahma deva. Brahma promised her that she will be worshipped on Earth, but she should carry the …

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The Ashvins or Ashwini Kumaras are twin brothers who are physicians or doctors to the devas. They are divine horsemen. The name of the first twin is Nastaya and the other’s name is Dasra. They are sons of Vivasvata (Suryadeva). They know lots about Ayurvedic medicine and relieve men of sickness. They have the responsibility …

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Annapurna is the goddess of food, cooking, and nourishment. She is an incarnation of devi Parvati. Anna means food and grains and purna means full or complete. Annapurna and Shiva Once Shiva and Parvati were playing the game of dice. In the following game Shiva lost his trident, his serpent and even his begging bowl. …

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Kartikeya mounted on his peacock


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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Yama is the god of death. Whenever someone is destined to die, Yama sends his Yamaduttas to take that persons’ soul to Yamapuri. Yamapuri is the abode of Yama. Then, at Yamapuri it is decided where to send this soul. Holy souls go to places like Swarga, Vaikuntha, and other lokas, while sinful souls go …

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