Gods and Divine Beings

Maras

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

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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Gajasura

Gajasura was a Danava in Hindu mythology. He was the son of Mahishasura and wanted to take revenge for the death of his father. He was eventually killed by Lord Shiva. Family Father: Mahishasura Penance to Brahma and Boons When the asura Mahishasura was slain by Durga devi, all the devas became really happy. Peace …

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Sati

Sati was the first wife of Shiva. She is the goddess of marital felicity and longevity. She was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati, but burned herself in the fire of Daksha’s yagna. Sati soon reincarnated as Parvati, who ended up marrying Shiva. Family Father: Daksha Mother: Prasuti Sisters: Shraddha, Lakshmi (not Vishnu’s wife Lakshmi), Dhriti, …

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Jayanta

Jayanta is the son of Indra and Shachi (Indrani). His name means victorious in Sanskrit. He lives in Swarga. Jayanta always fought with the other devas in the battles between the devas and asuras. Family Father: Indra Mother: Shachi Sister: Jayanti Half-Brother: Vali Battle Between Ravana and Indra Once, a war occurred between Ravana and …

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Maruts

The Marutas are a group of young storm gods. They are attendants to Indra. The Marutas are violent and aggressive in nature. They are also called Marutagana. There are 49 Marutas in number. Family Mother: Diti The Daityas (Asuras) are their brothers Birth of Marutas One evening, Diti, the mother of the Daityas was absorbed …

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Chitrasena

Chitrasena is the king of the Gandharvas. He lives in Amaravati with his fellow Gandharvas and Apsaras. In the Mahabharata, Chitrasena taught Arjuna dancing and singing when he came to live in Indra‘s palace for a while. He is a Gandharva, so a son of Arishta and Kashyapa. Chitrasena is also known as Angaparna. Chitrasena …

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Guna Kesi

Guna Kesi is the daughter of Matali, the charioteer of Indra. She is married to Sumukha, a Naga. Family Father: Matali Mother: Sudharma Husband: Sumukha Marriage to Sumukha Matali was Lord Indra’s charioteer. His daughter Guna Kesi was of marriageable age but he couldn’t find anybody good to marry her. He had rejected all the …

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Bhaga

Bhaga is a god in Hindu mythology. He is the god of wealth, money, and due inheritance. He is one of the 12 Adityas, so a son of Aditi and Kashyapa. Since he is an aditya, he represents an aspect of the Sun. The aspect he represents is bright light. Bhaga is usually invoked along …

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