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Adharma

Adharma (unrighteousness) In Hindu mythology, a son of the god Brahma. He personified unrighteousness or vice, being called “the destroyer ...
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Adi

Adi In Hindu mythology, a son of Adharma. He tried to avenge his father’s death at the hands of Shiva ...
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Agneyastra

Agneyastra In Hindu mythology, a fire weapon given to Agnivesa, the son of Agni, the fire god. He then gives ...
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Akupera

Akupera (tortoise, turtle) In Hindu mythology, the name of the tortoise on which the earth is sometimes said to be ...
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Ashura

Ashura Also known as: Asuras Origin: India The Ashuras are spirits from India who are the hostile rivals of the ...
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Bharata

Bharata In Hindu mythology, the name of an Aryan tribal group prominent in early vedic times; also a king devoted ...
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Bhima

Bhima (the terrible) In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a hero, second of the five Pandu brothers. Bhima, the ...
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Bhishma

Bhishma (the terrible) In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a hero, commanderin-chief of the Kauravas in the war with ...
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Bhrigu

Bhrigu In Hindu mythology, a Prajapati, a son of the god Brahma, sent by the priests to test the characters ...
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Bhuta

Bhuta In Hindu mythology, a ghost, imp, or goblin. Bhutas are malignant and haunt crematoria, lurk in trees, animate dead ...
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churning of the ocean

churning of the ocean In Hindu mythology, term used for the cosmic struggle between the Demons and gods over the ...
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Chyavana

Chyavana

Chyavana In Hindu legend, a sage, opponent of Indra, restored to youth by the twin gods, the Aswins. The Rig-Veda, ...
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Dadhyanch

Dadhyanch (Dadhica, Dadhicha) In Hindu mythology, a sage who was taught certain sciences by Indra but was not allowed to ...
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Daityas

Daityas In Hindu mythology, giants who inhabit Patala, the lowest region of the underworld. They warred against the gods and ...
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Daksha

Daksha (able) In Hindu mythology, a Prajapati, one of the sons of the god Brahma; he sprang from his father’s ...
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Dambhodbhava

Dambhodbhava In the Hindu epic poem The Mahabharata, a king who was punished for his pride. Dambhodbhava had an overweening ...
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Danavas

Danavas In Hindu mythology, giants who warred against the gods. They are descendants of Danu by the sage Kasyapa, and ...
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Deva

Deva

Deva In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, a term for a deity or divine being, from the Sanskrit root div, to ...
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