Indian Mythology

Anjani

Anjani

Anjani Origin: India Anjani is Hanuman’s monkey goddess mother. Hindu myth suggests she was once a beautiful Apsara, Parvati’s handmaid ...
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Ashvins

Ashvins

Ashvins Origin: India The Ashvins are the Vedic divine twins. These two brothers, Dasra (“Accomplishing Wonderful Deeds”) and Nasatya (“Helpful”) ...
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Durga

Durga

Durga The Unconquerable One; The Invincible; The One Who Eliminates Suffering Origin: India An immensely popular and beloved goddess, Durga, ...
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Indra

Indra

Indra Origin: India Indra is the Vedic lord of thunderstorms, rain, and fertility. He is a guardian of humanity, a ...
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Janguli

Janguli

Janguli Janguli is an ancient snake goddess venerated by shamanic tribes in the region of Northern India and Nepal. Janguli, ...
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Kamakhya

Kamakhya

Kamakhya Origin: India Kamakhya is a Tantric goddess who presides over a famous shrine in Assam, northeastern India. The Kamakhya ...
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Karni Mata

Karni Mata

Karni Mata Lady of the Rats Also known as: Karni Ma; Mother Karni Origin: India Karni Mata, Rat Goddess and ...
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Kunti

Kunti

Kunti Also known as: Raja Mata (Royal Mother) Origin: India Kunti is an ancient goddess of fertility and wisdom, sister ...
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Lakshmi

Lakshmi

Lakshmi Also known as: Laxmi; Mahalakshmi; Shri Devi; Kamala (“Lotus”) Origin: India Lakshmi, Lady of Wealth, Good Fortune and Beauty ...
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Lalita

Lalita

Lalita Origin: India Lalita is a dawn goddess from southern India. She is the epitome of feminine beauty and has ...
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Manasa

Manasa

Manasa Queen of Snakes; Destroyer of Poison Also known as: Manasi; Manasadevi Classification: Naga Manasa, sister of Vasuki, the Naga ...
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Mrityu

Mrityu

Mrityu Lady of Death Origin: India In one myth, Brahma is responsible for creating the world. Creation multiplied all by ...
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Naga Kanya

Naga Kanya

Naga Kanya Cobra Woman Origin: India Naga Kanya, famous Naga goddess, is a benevolent spirit who bestows treasure of all ...
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Nandi

Nandi

Nandi Origin: India The name Nandi means “rejoicing.” He is a sacred white bull as well as Shiva’s mount and ...
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Parnashvari

Parnashvari

Parnashvari The Leaf-Clad Lady Also known as: Parnashavari; Loma Gyunma; Logyonma Origin: India Originally a forest goddess, Parnashvari was absorbed ...
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Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi The Bandit Queen; Goddess of Flowers Origin: India Phoolan Devi (10 August 1963–25 July 2001) was born in ...
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Ragaraja

Ragaraja

Ragaraja King of Love Origin: India Ragaraja, Buddhist Lord of Passion, helps transform sexual energy into enlightenment. His incarnation as ...
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Santoshi Ma

Santoshi Ma

Santoshi Ma Mother of Contentment Also known as: Santoshi Mata; Santoshi Maa Origin: India New spirits are forever being born ...
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Sarasvati

Sarasvati

Sarasvati The Flowing One; The Flowering One Also known as: Medha (“Wisdom”) Origin: India In her earliest incarnations, Sarasvati was ...
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Savitri

Savitri

Savitri Also known as: Sabitri Origin: India A childless king prayed fervently to the goddess Savitri, Daughter of the Sun, ...
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Shiva

Shiva

Shiva The Howler Also known as: Siva Origin: India Shiva, Lord of Creation, Destruction and Death, destroys pain and sorrow ...
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Sitala

Sitala

Sitala The Cool One Also known as: Sitlamata (literally “Mother Sitala”); Shitala Origin: India Sitala was the youngest of her ...
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Vetala

Vetala

The vetalais an evil spirit in Indian folklore who haunts cemeteries and reanimates corpses. The vetala is Demonic in appearance, ...
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Vishnu

Vishnu

Vishnu The Preserver; The All-Pervading One Origin: India Vishnu is the principal deity of Hinduism, worshipped by millions around the ...
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Yama

Yama

Yama King of Hell; Keeper of the Dead Also known as: Yom Phra Baan (Thai) Origin: India Yama, Lord of ...
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Yami

Yami

Yami Also known as: Yamini; Yamuna Yami, Yama’s twin sister, approached her brother with love, seeking marriage and children. He ...
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