Devas | Deities in Hinduism

Nārāyaṇa | Narayana

1. Nārāyaṇa Nārāyaṇa (Sanskrit: नारायण) is known as one who is in yogic sleep on the celestial waters, referring to Lord Mahā Viṣṇu. He is also known as the " Puruṣa " and is considered Supreme Being in Vaiṣṇavism. According to the Bhagavad Gītā , he is also the " Guru of the Universe ". The Bhāgavata Purāṇa declares Nārāyaṇa as the Supreme Personality Godhead

Lakṣmī | Lakshmi with elephants

1. Lakṣmī Lakṣmī (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी) is the Goddess who leads to one's goal ( Lakṣya in Sanskrit), hence Her name is Lakṣmī . For mankind, 8 types of Goals are necessary – 1. Spiritual Enlightenment, 2. food, 3. knowledge, 4. resources, 5. progeny, 6. abundance, 7. patience and 8. success, hence there are 8 or Aṣṭa Lakṣmīs – 1. Ādi Lakṣmī, 2. Dhānya Lakṣmī, 3.


1. Varuṇa Varuṇa (Sanskrit: वरुण) is a Vedic deity associated initially with the sky, later also with the seas as well as Ṛta (justice) and Satya (truth). He is found in the oldest layer of Vedic literature of Hinduism, such as hymn 7.86 of the Ṛg Veda . He is also mentioned in the Tamil grammar work Tolkāppiyam , as the god of sea and

Sarasvatī | Saraswati

1. Sarasvatī Sarasvatī (Sanskrit: सरस्वती) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning. She is a part of the trinity (Tridevī) of Sarasvatī , Lak ṣmī , and Pārvatī . All the 3 forms help the trinity of Brahma , Vi ṣṇu , and Śiva to create, maintain, and regenerate the Universe, respectively. The earliest known mention of Sarasvatī as a goddess

Rāma | Rāmacandra

Rāma Rāma (Sanskrit: राम), also known as Rāmacandra , is a major deity of Hinduism. He is the 7 th Avatār of the god Viṣṇu , one of his most popular incarnations along with Kṛṣṇa . In Rāma -centric traditions of Hinduism, he is considered the Supreme Being. Rāma was born to Kauśalyā and Daśaratha in Ayodhyā , the ruler of the Kingdom of Kośala

Kṛṣṇa | Krishna with flute

1. Kṛṣṇa | Krishna Kṛṣṇa (Sanskrit: कृष्ण) is a major deity in Hinduism: He is worshipped as the 8 th avatar of the God Viṣṇu and also as the Supreme God in his own right. He is the god of compassion, tenderness, and love in Hinduism, and is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. Kṛṣṇa 's birthday is celebrated every

Ishvara definition | Personal Isha

*/ Index Anchors Index 1. Īśvara 2. Etymology 3. Schools of thought 4. In Sāṅkhya 5. In Yoga 6. In Vaiśeṣika school 7. In Nyāya 8. In Mimāṅsā 9. Advaita Vedanta 10. Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedanta 11. Dvaita Vedanta 12. Acintya-Bheda-Abheda 13. In Cārvāka 1. Īśvara Īśvara (Sanskrit: ईश्वर) is a concept in Hinduism, with a wide range of meanings that depend on the era and the

Shiva Mahadeva definition

*/ Index Anchors Index 1. Śiva 2. Etymology and other names 3. History and literature 4. Indus Valley origins 5. Vedic origins 6. Rudra 7. Later literature 8. Śaivism 9. Vaiṣṇavism 10. Śaktism 11. Smārta Tradition 12. Yoga 13. Trimurti 14. Attributes 15. Destroyer & Benefactor 16. Ascetic & Householder 17. Iconographic forms 18. Lingam 19. Avatars 20. Festivals 1. Śiva Śiva (Sanskrit: शिव lit.

Vishnu Deva definition

*/ Index Anchors Index 1. Viṣṇu 2. Nomenclature 3. 108 Names of Viṣṇu 4. 1000 Names of Viṣṇu 5. Mahā Viṣṇu 6. Appearance 7. Trimūrti 8. Avatārs 9. Mahābhārata 10. Daśāvatāra 11. Tirumāl 12. Vedas 13. Trivikrama: 3 Steps of Viṣṇu 14. Brāhmaṇas 15. Upaniṣads 16. Purāṇas 17. Viṣṇu Purāṇa 18. Bhāgavata Purāṇa 19. Other Purāṇas 20. Agama 21. Sangam Literature 22. Bhakti Movement 23.

Brahma Deva definition

*/ Index Anchors Index 1. Brahmā 2. Vedic literature 3. Post-Vedic, Epics & Purāṇas 4. Iconography 5. Brahmā, Brahman, Brahmin and Brahmāṇas 1. Brahmā Brahmā is the Creator in Hindu mythology; sometimes he is said to form a trinity with Viṣṇu as preserver and Śiva as destroyer. Yet Brahmā does not have the importance that Creator gods usually have in mythology, nor is his status