Hindu Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Abhapisacha

A name of Rahu as 'demon in the sky'. On occassion, referred to as Abhapisacha, Rahu, Rahu, Adhrapuisacha, Ketu, grabber, Chinese Lo-hou or Vajrapani.

Abhijit

A goddess of fortune. Daughter of Daksa. Wife of Candra. Also identified as Abhijit.

Abhimani

A name for Agni as 'the proud one'. On occassion, called Abhimani, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara or Grahapati.

Abhimanyu

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Abhirati

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abhisheka

A form of initiation or baptism used in Tantrism. Sometimes called abhisheka.

abhyasin

A male practitioner of Tantrism. Occasionally known as abhyasin, yogin, yogin, sadhaka, sadhaka, femabhyasini or femabhyasini.

abhyasini

A female practitioner of Tantrism. Also commonly known as abhyasini, maleabhyasin or maleabhyasin.

Achyuta

A name of Vishnu as 'unfallen'. Occasionally identified as Achyuta, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Acyata

An aspect of Shiva or Vishnu. Sometimes called Acyata, Shiva, Shiva, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Kala, Kesava, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

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Adda-Nari

A goddess of religion and truth. Sometimes known as Adda-Nari, Egyptian Isis, Egyptian Isis, Athena or Demeter.

Adharma

Son of Brahma. The personification of Brahma. As destroyer. In some lore, occasionally identified as Adharma.

Adhasvara

One of a group of minor deities, a type of Gana. Also commonly known as Adhasvara.

Adhvaryu

A priest officiating at a Brahmin sacrifice. Sometimes called Adhvaryu.

Adhyatman

The supreme spirit; soul of the universe. Sometimes called Adhyatman, Adi-Daivata or Adi-Daivata.

Adi

A demon. This demon, which appears as a snake or a bird, is said by some to be an incarnation of Vishnu. Referred to as Adi.

Adi-Daivata

A supreme spirit; lord of the gods. In some accounts, identified as Adi-Daivata, Adhyatman or Adhyatman.

Adimurti

An aspect of Vishnu seated in the coils of the world-serpent. Sometimes known as Adimurti, Paramapathanatha, Paramapathanatha, Vaikunthanatha, Vaikunthanatha, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Adinatha

A teacher in the Kaula or Natha sect. He is identified as Shiva. In some references, known as Adinatha, Primal Lord, Primal Lord, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Aditi

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Aditya

A child of Aditi. Occasionally known as Aditya, Adityas, Adityas, Celestial Deities or Daityas.

Adityas

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Adrija

A name of Parvati as 'mountain. Born. In some references, identified as Adrija, Girija, Girija, Parvati, Parvati, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Girija or Girija.

Adrika

A nymph in the form of a mermaid. Mother of Satyavati. Also called Adrika.

Adrisyanta

Wife of Kalmashapada. Mother of Parashara. Occasionally called Adrisyanta.

Agartha

The underground realm of the King of the World. In some references, referred to as Agartha.

Agastya

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agati

Rebirth. Also called agati.

Aghora

A name of Shiva as 'the horrible one'. One of the 5 aspects of Shiva known. As the Pancabrahma. Occasionally known as Aghora, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Aghori Panthi

An extreme saddhu. Called Aghori Panthi.

Agnayi

Wife of Agni, some say. Occasionally called Agnayi, Agneyi, Agneyi, Svaha or Svaha.

Agneya

A name for Karttikeya as 'son of Agni'. Also identified as Agneya, Karttikeya, Karttikeya, Kartikeya, Karttikaya, Skanda, Ganga-ja, Guha, K(a)umara, Mahasena, Mangala, Sena-pati, Subra(h)manya, Greek Ares, Subrahmanya, Subrahmanya or Subramanya.

agneyastra

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Agneyi

Daughter of Agni. Sister of Agnivesha. Wife of Angiras. Mother of Agni, Utathya and Vrihaspati, some say. At times, known as Agneyi, Agnayi, Agnayi or Svaha.

Agni

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Agni-Durga

A name of Durga as 'eight-armed'. Also known as Agni-Durga.

Agnihotra

A sacrifice to the god Agni performed. By a Brahmin sect. On occassion, referred to as Agnihotra.

Agnihotri

A Brahmin sect who sacrifice to the fire-god Agni. Occasionally referred to as Agnihotri.

Agnimukha

A fiery demon in hell. Occasionally called Agnimukha.

Agnivesha

Son of Agni. Brother of Agneya and Agneyi. He passed on a store of medical knowledge to the scholar Charaka. At times, referred to as Agnivesha.

Agrasandhari

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Agwani

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. Known as Agwani, Shitala, Shitala, Basanti, Lamkarya, Mahamai, Mariammai, Masani, Polamde, Shitalamata, Sitala, Sitalamata or Sitala(mata).

Ahalya

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Aharyu

A Vedic solar hero who fought and overcame the moon goddess Brisaya. Referred to as Aharyu.

Ahavaniya

One of the 3 forms of sacred fire. In some references, known as Ahavaniya, sacred fire, sacred fire, Bahram fire or fire.

Ahi

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Ahi Budhnya

A cosmic serpent born in the primordial waters. Occasionally identified as Ahi Budhnya.

Ahijnana Sakuntala

An epic poem by Kalidasa, the story of Sakuntala. On occassion, known as Ahijnana Sakuntala.

Ahimsa

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Aindri

A name of Indrani as a goddess of jealousy. Called Aindri, Indrani, Indrani, Paulomi or Greek Hera.

Airavata

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airi

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Aja

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Aja Ekpada

A god of lightning. Also commonly referred to as Aja Ekpada.

Ajagava

The bow of Shiva. On occassion, identified as Ajagava.

Ajamila

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Akasi tatwa

Essence of ether, one of the 5 forms of Parabrahma. Sometimes identified as Akasi tatwa.

Akattiyar

The Tamil version of Agastya. In some accounts, identified as Akattiyar.

Akrura

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akula

In Tantric lore, divine power; the male. Aspect of the Absolute. Occasionally referred to as akula, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Akupara

The tortoise that supports the earth. At times, referred to as Akupara, Akupera, Akupera, Chukwa or Chukwa.

Alaka

A mythological kingdom in the Himalayas, ruled by Kubera. Also referred to as Alaka.

Amaravati

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Amba

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Ambalika

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Ambarisha

One of the 7 realms of hell, Naraka. Sometimes known as Ambarisha.

Ambi

A moon-goddess. Wife of Agni. At times, identified as Ambi, Uma, Uma, Ambika, Bhagavati, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Devi, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Girija, Ishani, Kamakya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, Kotari, Mahadevi, Mahes(h)vari, 'mother', Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Shas()ht(h)i, Simha-Vahini, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

Ambika

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Ambupati

A water-god. In some accounts, known as Ambupati, Lord of the Waters or Lord of the Waters.

Amma

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amrita

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amrita-khumba

The phial that contained the original. Amrita which appeared at the churning the ocean'. Occasionally identified as amrita-khumba.

amrita-surabki

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amsavatara

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Anala

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Ananda

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Ananta

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Anantashayana

A name for Vishnu as 'he who sleeps on Ananta'. In some references, called Anantashayana, Anantasayana or Anantasayana.

Anantesa

An aspect of Shiva as 'lord of knowledge'. Occasionally called Anantesa.

Anasuya

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anatman

Everything other than the self. Also referred to as anatman, anatta or anatta.

Andal

A saint. She is the only female among the twelve alvars. Called Andal.

Andhaka

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Andhatamisra

One of the 7 realms of the hell, Naraka. Occasionally called Andhatamisra.

Angada

Son of Lakshmana and Urmita. Brother of Chandraketu. Sometimes referred to as Angada.

Angiras

A priest and astronomer. One of the 7 Rishis. Son of Agneyi. Father of Agni, Brhaspati and Utathaya i. Also commonly known as Angiras, Lord of the Sacrifice, Lord of the Sacrifice, Prajapati, Prajapati, Lord of Creation, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Progeny, Mriga, Pitri, Pitar, Purusha, Daksha, Dhatri, Ka or Seven Rishis.

Angirases

Fire-gods. The Luminous Race. Descendants of Agni. Also referred to as Angirases.

Anila

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animan

The magical power to make oneself so. Small as to be virtually invisible. At times, known as animan.

Aniruddha

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Anisa

A minor sun-god. One of the Adityas. Also called Anisa, Amsa, Amsa, Ansa, Ansa, 'bounty' or 'bounty'.

Anjana

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Ankalamman

A guardian-goddess of the Tamil. An aspect of Kali. On occassion, referred to as Ankalamman, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Dewi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Pitari, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

ankas

A goad, one of the weapons of Durga. Occasionally referred to as ankas.

Anna-Purna

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Annamurti

An aspect of Vishnu as 'god of the kitchen'. In some references, referred to as Annamurti, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Kala, Kesava, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Anshumat

Grandson of Sagara. His 60,000 uncles had all been killed him of stealing Sagara's horse. Anshumat recovered the horse and returned it to his grandfather. Known as Anshumat.

Antaka

A demon of death. In some references, known as Antaka.

Antariksha

One of the 8 Vasus. Occasionally known as Antariksha, 'sky', 'sky', Ansar, Atea, Nut or Skan.

antyeshti

The ceremonies at death designed to ensure that the soul acquires a new body. Referred to as antyeshti.

Anu

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Anumati

A moon-goddess. Referred to as Anumati.

Anuradha

A goddess of fortune. Daughter of Daksa. Wife of Candra. Sometimes referred to as Anuradha, Ardra or Ardra.

Anushayina

A deity later known as Sri. Occasionally identified as Anushayina, Sri, Sri, Shri, Shru, Sridevi or Devi Shri.

Apa

One of Indra's 8 attendant. Gods (water). One of the 5 forms of Parabrahma. Sometimes identified as Apa, Ap, Ap, Apas or Apas.

Apaharavarman

A legendary hero. He was admired for robbing the rich to help the poor and for helping lovers who were separated. Known as Apaharavarman.

Apala

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Apam Napat

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Aparajita

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apsaras

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Aramati

A Vedic goddess, devotion personified. Sometimes referred to as Aramati.

Aranyakas

Sacred writings of the forest hermits. On occassion, referred to as Aranyakas.

Aranyani

A woodland-goddess. On occassion, identified as Aranyani.

Aratis

A Vedic evil spirit. Sometimes called Aratis.

Arbuda

A Vedic serpent demon, keeper of rain. He was overcome by Indra, releasing rain for the benefit of mankind. Also identified as Arbuda.

Ardhanari

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Ardhanari-Ishvara

The deity Shiva, merged with Devi. When Brahma needed females. At creation. Occasionally identified as Ardhanari-Ishvara, Ardhanari, Ardhanari, Ardanari, 'half-woman', Anna-Purna, Ardanarishvara or Ardanarishvara.

Arishta

A bull demon. Kansa the tyrant posted this demon to kill Krishna but the god killed both the demon and Kansa. In some lore, occasionally known as Arishta.

Arjuna

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Aruna

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Arundhati

The deified morning star. Wife of Vashishtha. At times, identified as Arundhati.

Aruni

A man who gave away all his. Possessions, including his son. Also called Aruni.

Arusha

A god of the rising sun. Occasionally referred to as Arusha.

Arushi

A red mare of the sun-god. Sometimes known as Arushi.

Aryaman

One of the yaman. An early sun-god. One of the (3) Adityas. Brother of Mitra and Varuna. He was later assimilated with Surya. Sometimes known as Aryaman, Aryman, Aryman, 'comrade' or 'comrade'.

Aryanaka

A treatise discussing the nature of the gods. On occassion, identified as Aryanaka.

Asani

One of 8 forms of Agni. Occasionally referred to as Asani, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, 'lightning', 'lightning', Nkuba or Steropes.

Asapurna

An earth-goddess. At times, called Asapurna, Asapura, Asapura, Asapuri or Asapuri.

ashvameda

Horse sacrifice. In some cases, horses were sacrificed to ensure the birth of a son. In some references, referred to as ashvameda.

Ashvamukhi

A form of yakshi with the body of a woman and the head of a horse. At times, known as Ashvamukhi.

Ashvapati

A king. Father of Savitri. Also called Ashvapati.

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Asi

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asipatra

A bird of Yamapura. These birds have knife-sharp claws and wings like swords. Occasionally called asipatra.

Asipatravana

One of the realms of hell. This realm is reserved for the punishment of heretics. In some accounts, known as Asipatravana.

Asiras

A mythical race of headless beings. Sometimes called Asiras.

Aslesa

A goddess of misfortune. Daughter of Daksa. Wife of Candra. Occasionally called Aslesa, Aslesas or Aslesas.

Astika

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Asuniti

A goddess of longevity. In some references, called Asuniti.

Asura

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Asuraloka

The realm of the demi-gods. Also referred to as Asuraloka.

Asuri

A disciple of Kapila. Occasionally known as Asuri.

Asuyu

A demon. He was opposed by Varahi, one of the Matrikas. Also commonly identified as Asuyu.

asvamedha

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asvath

A fig tree, the tree of Brhaspati. The tree of life. Sometimes known as asvath, asvotha or asvotha.

Asvayujau

A goddess of fortune. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Occasionally referred to as Asvayujau, Asvini, Asvini, Asvinyau or Asvinyau.

Aswiculapa

A deity who restores health and life. He is regarded as the leader of all horses. Occasionally referred to as Aswiculapa.

Aswins

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Atala

One of the 7 realms of Patala. Also commonly referred to as Atala.

Atharvan

One of the 7 Rishis. Father of Dadhicha. He is said to be the author of one of the Vedas. Occasionally referred to as Atharvan.

Atharvaveda

One of the 4 Vedas, a collection of some 6,000 spells and rites of exorcism. Sometimes referred to as Atharvaveda, Atharva Veda, Atharva Veda, Athar(va) Veda or Athar(va) Veda.

Athi

A name for Brahma in Myanmar. On occassion, called Athi.

Aticandika

One of 9 forms of Durga. Sometimes called Aticandika.

ativahika

The body that migrates after death; The universal body of the single reality. In some lore, occasionally referred to as ativahika.

Atri

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Atriviswamitra

The 7 rishis. In some references, called Atriviswamitra, Etruscan CulsuRoman Morta or Etruscan CulsuRoman Morta.

Aurva

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avatar

An incarnation of a god; Supreme glorification. Occasionally called avatar, avatara, avatara, avatar, avatar, awatar, awatar, awatara, awatara, descent or descent.

Avichimat

One of the realms of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of liars who are continually thrown down from a great height. At times, called Avichimat.

Avidya

The primal cause of all things. On occassion, identified as Avidya.

Avritra

The serpent of drought. Occasionally called Avritra.

Ayanagosha

Husband of Radha. Occasionally identified as Ayanagosha.

Ayiyanayaka

God of fields and woods in Ceylon. Also identified as Ayiyanayaka, Ayiyan or Ayiyan.

Ayu

Son of Pururavas and Urvashi. Sometimes known as Ayu.

ayudha-purusha

A person used by a demon or a deity as a weapon in battle: a weapon. Regarded as having its own. Spiritual being. In some references, referred to as ayudha-purusha.

Ayus

Father of Nahusha. On occassion, referred to as Ayus.

Ayyanar

A local god. He was said to control the veeran. Also commonly referred to as Ayyanar.

Ayyappan

A god of growth. Also commonly known as Ayyappan.

Babhru-Vahana

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Badarayana

A sage. He wrote the Brahma Sutras. Also commonly referred to as Badarayana.

Badi Mata

A mother-goddess. One of seven goddesses who came to be thought of as attacking young children. Identified as Badi Mata.

Bagala

A crane-headed goddess of blackmagic. Poisons. A sakti of Shiva. Also commonly identified as Bagala.

Bahu

A king. Father of Sachi. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Bahu.

Bakasura

One of the demons, in the form of a huge raven, sent by Kansa to kill the infant Krishna. Also commonly known as Bakasura.

Bala

A mother-goddess. Occasionally identified as Bala.

Balabhadra

A god. Brother of Jagannath and Subhadra. In some lore, occasionally called Balabhadra.

Balakrishna

The god Krishna in the form of a child. On occassion, called Balakrishna, Balakrsna or Balakrsna.

Balandhara

A princess. Mother of Sarvaga by Bhima. At times, referred to as Balandhara, Balandara or Balandara.

Balarama

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Bali

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Balin

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Balmik

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Bana

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Bandara

A group of minor gods in Ceylon. Also identified as Bandara.

Bangma

A bird that proclaimed oracles. Also known as Bangma.

banyan

The sacred fig tree. Occasionally referred to as banyan.

Basanti

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. At times, referred to as Basanti, Shitala, Shitala, Agwani, Lamkarya, Mahamai, Mariammai, Masani, Polamde, Shitalamata, Sitala, Sitalamata or Sitala(mata).

Battle of Lanka

The battle in which Rama defeated the demon Ravana and recovered his. Wife Sita. Also identified as Battle of Lanka.

Behula

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Bhadra

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Bhadra Vira

A name for Shiva used by the Maratha. In this form he is depicted riding the bull Nandi. Sometimes called Bhadra Vira, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Bhadracharu

Son of Krishna and Rukmini. Occasionally known as Bhadracharu.

Bhadrasva

One of the 4 island-continents. Mentioned in the Mahabharata. Sometimes known as Bhadrasva, Dvipa, Dvipa, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Krauncha, Kusa, Plaksha, Pushkara, Saka or Salmala.

Bhaga

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Bhagavad Gita

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Bhagavan

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Bhagavata-Purana

An epic scripture of the Advaita- Vedanta school, in some 10,000. Verses, composed by Vopadeva. Occasionally known as Bhagavata-Purana, Shrimad-Bhagavata or Shrimad-Bhagavata.

Bhagavati

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Bhagiratha

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Bhainsasura

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Bhairava

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Bhairavi

An aspect of Devi as a terrible deity. Occasionally called Bhairavi.

Bhairon

A local god later indentified with Bhairava. In some references, identified as Bhairon, Bhairava, Bhairava, Bhairava, Mahakala, Ksetrapala, Mahakala, Shamkara or Shankara.

Bhaironath

A law officer of Shiva who controls. Both gods and men. In some lore, occasionally called Bhaironath.

Bharadvaja

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Bharani

A goddess of misfortune. Daughter of Daksa. Wife of Candra. On occassion, identified as Bharani, Apabharanis or Apabharanis.

Bharat Mata

A mother-goddess. In some accounts, called Bharat Mata.

Bharata

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Bharatas

The Kauravas and Pandavas, descendants of Bharata. Sometimes called Bharatas.

Bharati

A goddess of sacrifices. An aspect of Sarasvati. On occassion, known as Bharati, Bharata, Bharata, Barat, Bharatha, Thai Phroo, Bharata, Bharata, Bharata, Bharata, Bharata, Bharata, Baratha, Bharata, Bharata, Sarasvati, Sarasvati, Brahmi, Logos, Mahasarasvati, Queen of Love, Savitri, Shatarupa, Vac(h), Vagdevi, Vak, Pacific Islands Saraswati, Japanese Benten or Sandhya.

Bharunda

A bird said to carry off dead bodies. Also commonly identified as Bharunda.

Bhava

Life-producing power. Also identified as Bhava, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, Rudra, Rudra, Aparajita, Bhima, Boar of the Sky, Ekadasarudra, Girisha, 'howler', Lord of the Mountains, Nilalohita, Pas(h)upati, 'roarer', Shambhu, Assyrian Assara Mazas, Greek Dionysus, Persian Ahura Mazda, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhavishya, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Bhavaja

A name for Kama as god of love. In some references, identified as Bhavaja, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Bhavani

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Bheki

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Bhima

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Bhishma

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Bhishmaka

A king. Father of Rukmini. Referred to as Bhishmaka, Bhismaka or Bhismaka.

Bhogavati

The capital city of the Nagas. In some accounts, called Bhogavati.

Bhramari

A name for Devi, Kali or Uma as 'bee'. Sometimes called Bhramari, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

Bhrihadratha

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Bhu

A primordial goddess. She existed on the bottom of the primaeval ocean and was raised to the surface by Brahma to become the lotus. Also identified as Bhu.

Bhumi

The earth. In some references, known as Bhumi.

Bhumidevi

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Bhumiya

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bhur

A word said to have been uttered by Prajpati which caused the creation of the earth. At times, called bhur, Bhur-Loka, Bhur-Loka or Bhumi.

Bhur-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, the earth. Called Bhur-Loka, Bhumi, Bhumi, bhur, bhur, Bhumi or Bhumi.

Bhuranyu

A fire-god. Also commonly referred to as Bhuranyu.

Bhuta-Natha

A name for Shiva as 'lord of the bhutas'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Bhuta-Natha, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Bhuta-Nayaki

A name for Devi, Kali or Uma as 'leader of demons'. In some lore, occasionally identified as Bhuta-Nayaki, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Bhimadevi, Kamakya, Mahes(h)vari, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

bhutaganas

Ganas devoted to Shiva. Occasionally called bhutaganas.

Bhutamata

A terrible aspect of Parvati. Also commonly called Bhutamata, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati or Cambodian Lady Po Nagar.

Bhuvana

Father of Vishvakarma by Yogasiddha. In some references, known as Bhuvana.

Bhuvanesvari

One of the 10 mahavidyas. Also referred to as Bhuvanesvari.

bhuvar

A word said to have been uttered by Prajapati, which caused the creation of the heavenly bodies. Sometimes identified as bhuvar, Bhuvar-Loka or Bhuvar-Loka.

Bhuvar-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe. The home of the sages in the sky. In some lore, occasionally called Bhuvar-Loka, bhuvar or bhuvar.

bija-mantra

A mantra used in Tantric ritual. Each mantra, which has but one syllable, represents a deity. In some lore, occasionally identified as bija-mantra.

Biliku

The female counterpart of Bilik. In some accounts, called Biliku.

Bird of Doom

A bird sent by Yama to warn someone that his time on earth was ended. Also identified as Bird of Doom.

Bombay Kamayan

A local goddess of disease. Sometimes referred to as Bombay Kamayan.

Bradmanspati

Father of Agni, in some accounts. At times, identified as Bradmanspati.

Brahma

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Brahma-deva

A name for Narada, born again as the son of Brahma by one of Daksha's daughters. Sometimes known as Brahma-deva, Narada, Narada, Vishnu or Prajapati.

brahma-loka

The realm of brahman: perfection: the ideal existence. Sometimes identified as brahma-loka, Satya-Loka, Satya-Loka, Abode of Truth or Brahma-Loka.

Brahma Prajapati

In some accounts a later name for Matsya. On occassion, called Brahma Prajapati.

Brahma Sutras

The sacred text of the Vedanta school, written by Badarayana. In some accounts, known as Brahma Sutras.

brahman

The primordial essence: the absolute: cosmic unity: soul of the universe: the active. Creative force. Also called brahman, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, brahmin, brahmin, Brahmachari, Brahman, Grihastha or Vanaprastha.

Brahmana

A commentary or gloss on one of the Vedas. Known as Brahmana.

Brahmanas

Ritual texts supplementing the Rig Veda. Occasionally identified as Brahmanas.

Brahmanda

The egg of Brahma from which all. World history is generated. Also known as Brahmanda.

Brahmani

A mother-goddess. One of the 8 matrikas. One of 9 navasaktis. She was opposed to the demon Mada. In some lore, occasionally called Brahmani.

Brahmapura

The city of Brahma on Mount. Meru: heaven. Occasionally identified as Brahmapura.

Brahmi

A name of Sarasvati as a consort of Brahma. In some references, known as Brahmi, Sarasvati, Sarasvati, Bharati, Logos, Mahasarasvati, Queen of Love, Savitri, Shatarupa, Vac(h), Vagdevi, Vak, Pacific Islands Saraswati, Japanese Benten or Sandhya.

brahmin

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Brhaspati

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Brighu

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Brighus

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Brisaya

A moon-goddess. She represented the power of darkness and was overcome by the solar hero Aharyu. At times, known as Brisaya.

Buddha

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Buddhi

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Budha

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buffalo

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Cambano

One of the 9 nathas. In some lore, occasionally known as Cambano.

Camunda

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Canda

A name for Devi as the killer of Mahisha. An aspect of Kali. On occassion, called Canda, Chanda, Chanda, Canda, Canda, Mahishasuramardini, Mahishasuramardini, Canda, Mahisasuramardini, Mahadevi or Mahisha.

Candesvara

An aspect of Shiva. On occassion, called Candesvara, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Candogra

A form of Durga. One of the 9 navadurgas. Also referred to as Candogra, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi or Pacific Islands Batari.

candra

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Candrasekhara

A form of Shiva. Known as Candrasekhara, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

cannabis

A plant regarded as sacred since it was brought by Shiva. In some lore, occasionally identified as cannabis.

Carpata

One of the 9 nathas. Known as Carpata.

Carrier of Death

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. Occasionally called Carrier of Death.

Carvara

A guard at the gates of the Otherworld. Also called Carvara, Sarvara or Sarvara.

Caturmasya

A festival held to mark the start of the 3 seasons. In some accounts, known as Caturmasya.

Caturmurti

A form of Vishnu with 4 faces. A combination of Vishnu with Brahma, Shiva and Surya. Sometimes identified as Caturmurti, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Chada

One of the yakshas. Sometimes called Chada.

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chakra

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Chakra-Varti

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Chakravartiraja

The ruler of the underworld. Sometimes identified as Chakravartiraja, Chinese Chuan Lun, Chinese Chuan Lun, Chuan-lun Wang, Chuan-lun Wang or Chuan Lun.

Chakshusha

Son of Tvashtri. He was regarded as the sixth incarnation of Manu. Also referred to as Chakshusha, Manu, Manu, Manu Vaivasvata, Vaivasvata, 'man', (Manu) Vaivasvata, Menu or Prajapati.

Chand

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Chandala

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Chandi

A name for Devi as 'fierce'. Occasionally identified as Chandi.

Chando

A bull that guarded the son of Chandragupta. In some lore, occasionally called Chando.

Chandra

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Chandra-Kanta

A moonstone, said to be formed when the light of the moon falls on clear water. Occasionally known as Chandra-Kanta, Indu-Mani or Indu-Mani.

Chandra-vamsa

Descendants of Chandra. These included the Pauravas and the Yadavas. On occassion, referred to as Chandra-vamsa.

Chandragupta

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Chandraketu

Son of Lakshmana and Urmita. Brother of Angada. In some lore, occasionally identified as Chandraketu.

Chanura

A huge wrestler. Kansa employed this wrestler to kill Krishna but it was the wrestler who was killed by the god. Sometimes referred to as Chanura.

Charaka

A Vedic scholar. He recorded all the medical knowledge passed on to him by Agnivesha. He is regarded by some as an incarnation of Ananta. Occasionally called Charaka, Ananta, Ananta, Adisechen, Adisesa, Endless One, 'infinite', Lakshmana, Remainder, Ses(h)a, Ses(h)anaga, Vasuki, World Serpent or Buddhist Muchalinda.

Charumati

Daughter of Krishna and Rukmini. In some accounts, known as Charumati.

Charvaka

A rakshasa. He appears in the Mahabharata as an imposter who was killed by the Brahmins. Also referred to as Charvaka.

chela

A novice instructed by a guru. In some references, referred to as chela.

Chhaya

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Chiksura

A general. He was the leader of the forces of Mahisha in his battle with Mahadevi and was killed by her club. On occassion, known as Chiksura.

Chinnamasta

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Chinta-mani

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Chitragupta

The recorder of souls in the underworld. In some accounts, referred to as Chitragupta.

Chitralekha

An artist. He painted a portrait of Aniruddha, the man with whom Usha had fallen in love in a dream. Occasionally referred to as Chitralekha.

Chitrangada

Mother of Babhru-Varana by Arjuna. Sometimes identified as Chitrangada.

Chitratha

A king of the minor deities known. As Gandharvas. Also known as Chitratha, Chitra-ratha or Chitra-ratha.

Chukwa

The tortoise supporting the elephant, Maha-pudiva, which supports. The earth. Also known as Chukwa, Akupara, Akupara or Akupera.

churel

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Churning of the Ocean

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Chyavana

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Citra

A goddess of misfortune. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Sometimes referred to as Citra.

Citragupta

A spy for Dharma in his role as 'judge of souls'. Also identified as Citragupta.

Civavakkiyar

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club

The weapon of Yama. On occassion, identified as club.

cow

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Dadhica

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Dadhikra

A flying horse. In some accounts Dadhikra is described as a swan. Known as Dadhikra, Etasa, Etasa, Tarksya or Tarksya.

Daityas

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daiva

Fate, the result of one's deeds in life. In some accounts, called daiva.

daivi prakriti

Primordial light: the vital force. Inherent in the universe. At times, called daivi prakriti, Chinese fohat or Chinese fohat.

dakinis

Female demons. In some accounts, called dakinis, Walkers in the Sky, Walkers in the Sky, Dakinis or Dakinis.

Daksha

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Dakshaja

A name for Devi as daughter of Daksha. In some lore, occasionally identified as Dakshaja, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess or Uma.

dakshina

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Dakshina

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Dakshina-Murti

A name for Shiva as a teacher. On occassion, identified as Dakshina-Murti, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Dakshinacharins

A 'right-handed. Sect of Hindus who follow the teachings of the Vedas. Also called Dakshinacharins, Vamacharins, Vamacharins or Daksinacharins.

Dakshinagni

One of the 3 forms of sacred fire. Occasionally identified as Dakshinagni, fire, fire, Garhaptya or sacred fire.

Dalbhyesvara

A deity superseding Indra in the Benares region. Occasionally referred to as Dalbhyesvara.

Dama

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Dama Ghosha

A king. Father of Shishupala. Also identified as Dama Ghosha.

Damaru

A drum made from a skull: a symbol of Bhairava. In some lore, occasionally called Damaru.

Damayanti

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Dambhodhava

A king who attacked the sages Nara and Narayana. When Nara defeated his army by turning straw into deadly missiles, Dambhodhava sued for peace. Occasionally referred to as Dambhodhava, Dambodhava or Dambodhava.

Damina

A jackal featured in the Panchatantra. In some lore, occasionally identified as Damina, Dimna, Dimna, Karataka, Karataka or Kalila.

Damodara

A name for Krishna whose fostermother had trussed him up in rope for stealing butter. Also referred to as Damodara, Krishna, Krishna, Dark One, The, Kistna, Krisna, Kristna, Krsna, Punyasloka, Bhagavan, Dark One, Gopal(a), Gopinath, Govinda, Hari Krishna, Kaliyadamana, Kannan, Kr(i)sna, Madhava, Marishiten, Mathuranath Narayana, 'puller', Vasudeva, East Indies K(r)esna, Greek Heracles, Malay Kesna, Tamil Mayon or Jagannath.

Dana

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Danavas

Ocean demons. Offspring of Kasyapa, Kanaka or Danu and Puloma. They were described as giants who fought against the gods. At times, identified as Danavas, Daityas, Daityas, Adityas or Asuras.

Dandadhara

A name for Yama in his role as the one who puts into effect the judgements of Samavurti. In some references, known as Dandadhara, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Kritanta, Pasi, Preta-raja, Pitripati, Samana, Samavurti, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Danu

Goddess of the waters and heaven. Mother of Ahi. Mother of the Danavas by Kasyapa, some say. Occasionally known as Danu, Kabandha or Kabandha.

Dara

Wife of Balin. Also referred to as Dara, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Cuailnge or Cuailnge.

das

Black demons who devoured men and gods: an aboriginal race conquered. By Indra. Referred to as das, dasa, dasa, Vritra, vrita, dasyu or dasyu.

Dasagras

Seers. These beings helped Indra to recover the cloud-cattle after they had been stolen by Ahi. At times, referred to as Dasagras.

Dasara

A festival celebrating the destruction of Mahisha and the war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, held in October. In some lore, occasionally called Dasara, Navaratri, Navaratri, Durga-puja, Festival of Nine Nights, Homage to Durga or Navaratra.

Dasha-Bhuja

A name for Devi and Durga. As 'ten-armed'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi or Pacific Islands Batari.

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Dashyanta

Father of Bharata. On occassion, called Dashyanta.

Dasi

A slave. Called Dasi.

Dasra

One of the Aswins. Twin brother of Nasatya. In some accounts the twins were born from their mother's nose. Occasionally referred to as Dasra.

Dattatreya

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Daya

A goddess. A sakti of Acyuta. Also known as Daya.

dayan

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dayan ka mantur

A spell recited by a dayan that can destroy life. Sometimes known as dayan ka mantur.

Deepavali

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deva

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deva

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Deva-matri

A name for Aditi as 'mother of gods'. At times, called Deva-matri, Aditi, Aditi, Diti, Devaki, 'free', 'infinity', Devamatar, Devamatar, Devamatri or Devamatri.

devadasi

Dancers and prostitutes tending. Temple idols. Occasionally identified as devadasi.

Devadatta

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Devadeva

An epithet of Vasudeva. Sometimes referred to as Devadeva, Vasudeva, Vasudeva, Pacific Basudewa, Vasudeva, Vasudeva, Deva-Deva or Deva-Deva.

devak

A guardian deity. Such a deity may be worshipped at marriage or when moving into a new house. Those who share the devak may not marry. At times, called devak.

Devaka

Father of Devaki. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Devaka.

Devaki

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Devaparvata

A name for Mount Meru as 'mountain of the gods'. Referred to as Devaparvata, Mount Meru, Mount Meru, Golden Mountain, Jewel Peak, Lotus Mountain, Mahameru, Meru, Mount Sumeru, Mount, The, Sumeru, Hemadri, Karnikacala, Ratnasanu or The Mount.

Devapurohita

A sky god, the planet Jupiter. Sometimes referred to as Devapurohita.

Devasena

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devata

A general name for a female deity: a nature spirit. Also commonly identified as devata, deva, deva, daeva, Japanese 10, Tibetan lha, sura, devi, devi, Borneo jewata, Borneo jewata, dewata, dewi, divata, leibata, Cambodian tevoda, Cambodian tevoda, Indonesia dewi, Indonesia dewi, dewi, Java dewata, Java dewata, dewi, jewata, Philippines divata, Philippines divata, dewi, Sumatra leibata, Sumatra leibata, dewi, gramadevata, gramadevata, Matris, Thakurani, Amma, Dih, devi or devi.

Devayana

The way of the gods: the route to unity with the brahman. Also referred to as Devayana, Pitriyana or Pitriyana.

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devi

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Devi

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Devi-Mahatmya

A poem lauding the goddess Mahadevi. Also commonly referred to as Devi-Mahatmya, Chandipath, Chandipath, Chandipatha, Chandipatha, Chandipath(a) or Chandipath(a).

Devi-Shri

A name for Lakshmi as 'noble goddess'. Sometimes identified as Devi-Shri, Devi-Seri, Devi-Seri, Lakshmi, Devi-Sri, Devi-Sri, Devi-S(e)ri, Devi-S(e)ri, East Indian Dewi Shri or East Indian Dewi Shri.

Devika

Wife of Yudhishthira. Mother of Yaudheya. Occasionally called Devika.

Dewanei

One of the consorts of Subrahmanya. Also commonly referred to as Dewanei.

Dhana-Pati

A name for Kubera as lord of wealth. Occasionally called Dhana-Pati, Dhanada, Dhanada, Kubera, Kubera, K(a)uvera, Hindu Vaishravana, Indonesian Kuwera, Japanese Bishamon, Kompira, Thai Kupera, Tibetan Rnam-thos-sras, Kubera, Sudurmukha, Kubera, Kubera, Duhsaha, Kubera, Dhana-pati, Kumbhakharna, Nara-raja, Ratnagarbha, Vaishravana, Vibishana, Yaksha, Kubera Sudurmukha or Yaksha.

Dhanistha

A goddess of misfortune. One of the nakshatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. On occassion, identified as Dhanistha, Sravistha, Sravistha, sKui-rgyal-po, sKui-rgyal-po or Kui-gyal-po.

Dhanu

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Dhanus

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Dhanvantari

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Dhara

One of Indra's 8 attendant gods (earth). Also called Dhara.

Dharani

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Dharma

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Dharma-Raja

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dharmachakra

The wheel of destiny. Sometimes known as dharmachakra.

Dharmashastras

Religious writings dealing with creation, etc. Also identified as Dharmashastras, Dharmasastras or Dharmasastras.

Dharmesh

A deity sometimes identified with Surya. In some lore, occasionally identified as Dharmesh, Surya, Surya, Agni, Marttanda, Ravi, Surya Narayana, Bhaga(savitar), Diakara, Dinakara, Grahapati, Karma-Sakshi, Mahadeva, Mart(t)anda, Mitra, Savitar, Savitri, 'shiner', 'sun', Vivasvat, Greek Apollo, Helius, Javanese Suria or Pushan.

Dhartarashthra

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Dharti Mata

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Dhatri

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Dhenuka

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Dhishana

A name for Brhaspati as 'wise one'. Also identified as Dhishana, Dhisana or Dhisana.

Dhishani

A goddess of good fortune. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Dhishani, Dhisani or Dhisani.

Dhol

A white cow. This beast is said to support the world on its horns. Also called Dhol, Dhaul or Dhaul.

Dhrishtadyumna

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Dhruva

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Dhumavarna

A king of the sea serpents. He seized Yadu and took him to his undersea palace and married him to each of his five daughters. Sometimes called Dhumavarna.

Dhumavati

A goddess. One of the 10 mahavidyas. Also known as Dhumavati, Darunaratri or Darunaratri.

Dhumorna

A goddess. A consort of Yama, some say. Occasionally called Dhumorna.

Dhumravati

A terrible goddess. At times, identified as Dhumravati.

Dhundu

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Dhuni

A hostile Vedic wind spirit. Sometimes referred to as Dhuni.

Dhurjati

Shiva appearing covered in ashes. Also commonly known as Dhurjati, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Diakara

A name of Surya as 'maker of the day'. Sometimes known as Diakara, Dina-kara, Dina-kara, Surya, Surya, Agni, Marttanda, Ravi, Surya Narayana, Bhaga(savitar), Dharmesh, Dinakara, Grahapati, Karma-Sakshi, Mahadeva, Mart(t)anda, Mitra, Savitar, Savitri, 'shiner', 'sun', Vivasvat, Greek Apollo, Helius, Javanese Suria or Pushan.

Didi Thakrun

A local plague goddess. Also referred to as Didi Thakrun.

Digambara

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Dik

The universe which is said to be supported by the 8 dikpalas. On occassion, called Dik.

Dikkumari

6 celestial maidens assisting at important rites. Sometimes referred to as Dikkumari.

Dikpala

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Diksha

A goddess. Consort of Santana. Mother of Ugra. Also known as Diksha, Diksa or Diksa.

Dilipa

Father of Dasha-ratha and Raghu. In some references, referred to as Dilipa.

Dipaki

A name of Kama as 'the inflamer'. Sometimes referred to as Dipaki, Depaki, Depaki, Kama, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, 'desire', Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Dipti

A minor goddess. In some lore, occasionally called Dipti.

Dirghadevi

A consort of Nirrti. Also commonly referred to as Dirghadevi.

Disa

A consort of Shiva as Bhima. Mother of Sarga. Occasionally known as Disa.

discus

The weapon of Vishnu. Sometimes identified as discus.

Diti

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Divaspati

A name of Indra as 'he who rules the air'. Also referred to as Divaspati, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

Divine Yogi

A name of Shiva. Also identified as Divine Yogi, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Doljang

A goddess. She is said to have stigmata on her hands and feet like those of Christ. In some lore, occasionally known as Doljang.

Draupadi

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Drona

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druhs

Malevolent spirits. Referred to as druhs, drukhs or drukhs.

Drumalika

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Drupada

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Duhsaha

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Duhsala

Daughter of Dha and Gandhari. Wife of Jayadratha. Her one hundred brothers were known as the Kauravas. Also commonly called Duhsala.

Duhsasana

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Dulha Deo

A god of bridegrooms. In some references, called Dulha Deo.

Durga

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Durga-Mahatmya

The story of the goddess Durga and her. Fight with the demon. Sometimes known as Durga-Mahatmya.

Durga-Tamas

A king. He was blind but his sight was restored when Agni rewarded him for his asceticism and devotion. In some references, identified as Durga-Tamas.

Durvasas

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Duryodhana

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Dushyanta

Husband of Sakuntala. Father of Bharata. He and his wife separated but were later reunited. At times, identified as Dushyanta, Javanese Dusianta or Javanese Dusianta.

Dussera

A festival held in the autumn. Occasionally known as Dussera.

dvapara

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Dvaraka

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Dvarakala

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Dvipa

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Dvita

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Dvivida

A huge ape killed by the young Balarama. Identified as Dvivida.

Dyaus

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Dyava-Prithivi

Dyaus and Prithivi as one deity. Between them, they created the other gods together with heaven and earth. Occasionally referred to as Dyava-Prithivi.

Dyotana

A name for Ushas as 'bringer of light'. Also identified as Dyotana, Ushas, Ushas, Eos, Usas, Greek Athena or Eos.

Dyu

Heaven. Also identified as Dyu.

Dyu-Piter

A name for Dyaus as 'father of light'. Occasionally known as Dyu-Piter, Dyaus, Dyaus, Diaus, Dyaus Pita, Dyaus Pitar, Dyaus Pitri, Dyaush Pitir, Dyhu, Dyaus Pita(r), Dyu-piter, 'heaven', Greek Uranus, Zeus or Roman Jupiter.

Dyumani

A celestial gem; the sun. Occasionally known as Dyumani.

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Eka-Pada

A member of a mythical race of onefooted. Beings. At times, identified as Eka-Pada.

Ekadanta

A name for Ganesha as 'one-toothed', after the loss of one of his tusks. Sometimes known as Ekadanta, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Gajanana, Ganapati, Hastimukha, Lambodara, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Vigneshava, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten or Heramba.

Ekadasarudra

A group of 11 forms of Rudra. Sometimes called Ekadasarudra, Rudra, Rudra, Aparajita, Bhava, Bhima, Boar of the Sky, Girisha, 'howler', Ishana, Lord of the Mountains, Mahadeva, Nilalohita, Pas(h)upati, 'roarer', Sarva, Shambhu, Ugra, Assyrian Assara Mazas, Greek Dionysus or Persian Ahura Mazda.

Ekanetra

One of the 8 vidyesvaras. On occassion, known as Ekanetra.

Ekarudra

One of the 8 vidyesvaras. In some accounts, known as Ekarudra.

Ekata

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Ellaman

A Tamil goddess of boundaries. One of the navasaktis. Also called Ellaman, Ellaiyamman or Ellaiyamman.

Empress of the Sea

A name for Lakshmi as protector of fishermen. Also commonly referred to as Empress of the Sea, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Emusha

A black boar which raised the earth on its tusks. Also identified as Emusha.

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Erewan

A three-headed elephant ridden. By Indra. In some lore, occasionally known as Erewan, Siamese Erevan or Siamese Erevan.

Exciter

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. Occasionally referred to as Exciter.

Face of Glory

The face of Kirttimukha. This lion face, all that remained of the demon Kirttimukha, was revered as a symbol of wrath. Occasionally referred to as Face of Glory, Kirttimukha, Kirttimukha, Kala, Kirtimukha or Banaspati.

fakir

An Indian wonder-worker. Known as fakir, faquir or faquir.

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gada

A club: a mace: the weapon of Bhima and Vishnu. In some lore, occasionally referred to as gada, khitaka or khitaka.

Gadhi

Son of Kushamba. Father of Viswamitra. He was regarded as an incarnation of Indra. Occasionally called Gadhi, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

Gajadevi

An image of Lakshmi. In this version, the goddess is seen being bathed by two white elephants. In some accounts, referred to as Gajadevi, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Gajanana

A name for Ganesha as 'elephant-face'. Called Gajanana, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Ekadanta, Ganapati, Hastimukha, Lambodara, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Vigneshava, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten or Heramba.

Gajavahana

A Tamil form of the war-god Skanda. In some accounts, called Gajavahana, Skanda, Skanda, Karttikeya, 'attacker', K(a)umara, Karttikaya, Subra(h)manya, Greek Ares, Tamil Gajavahana or Seyon.

Gal Bapsi

A penitential god of the Tamils. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Gal Bapsi.

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Gana-Nayaki

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma as leader of the Ganas. In some references, known as Gana-Nayaki, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

Ganapati

A name for Ganesha as ruler of the Ganas. In some references, known as Ganapati, Brhaspati, Brhaspati, Brahmanaspati, Brihaspati, Vrhaspati, Vrihaspati, Dhis(h)ana, Great Father, Jyeshtharaja, Purohita, Sadasapati, Bali Bagaspati, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Ekadanta, Gajanana, Hastimukha, Lambodara, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Vigneshava, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten or Heramba.

Ganapatya

A member of a sect. Worshipping Ganesha. Sometimes identified as Ganapatya.

Gandhari

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Gandharva

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Gandharvanagara

The home of the Gandharvas. In some lore, occasionally known as Gandharvanagara, Gandharva-Loka, Gandharva-Loka, Gandharvapura or Gandharvapura.

Gandhavaha

A name of Vayu as 'perfume-bearer'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Gandhavaha, Gandavaha, Gandavaha, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Mahadeva, Maruta, Pavana, Pushpadanta, Sadagata, Vata, Wai or Greek Aeolus.

gandiva

The bow of Arjuna, previously owned. By Chandra. Occasionally identified as gandiva.

Ganesha

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Ganesha-Chaturthi

A festival in honour of Ganesha, held. At the end of August. On occassion, referred to as Ganesha-Chaturthi.

Ganesha-Gita

A poem of over 400 stanzas in praise of Ganesha. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ganesha-Gita, Ganesha's Song or Ganesha's Song.

Ganga

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Ganga-dhara

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Ganga-ja

A name for Karttikeya as 'born from the Ganges'. Also commonly referred to as Ganga-ja, Karttikeya, Karttikeya, Kartikeya, Karttikaya, Skanda, Agneya, Guha, K(a)umara, Mahasena, Mangala, Sena-pati, Subra(h)manya or Greek Ares.

Ganges

One of the sacred rivers, personified as a goddess, flowing from the toe of Vishnu. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ganges, Ganga, Ganga, Gang Mai, Ganga Mai, sacred river, sacred river, Ho, Lo, Ganga or Ganga.

Gangita

One of the yakshas. Also called Gangita.

ganta

A bell, one of the weapons of Durga. At times, identified as ganta.

garbhagrha

A small chamber at the centre of a temple. Occasionally known as garbhagrha.

Garhaptya

One of the 3 forms of sacred. Fire, the fire of Agni. Sometimes called Garhaptya, fire, fire, Dakshinagni or sacred fire.

Garuda

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Garudi

A female bird of prey, a manifestation of Shiva. Also called Garudi, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

gatha

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gati

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Gauri

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Gava-griva

A deity. Occasionally referred to as Gava-griva, Japanese Buto or Japanese Buto.

Gaya

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Gaya-psetra

A place in which all sins are washed away. Called Gaya-psetra.

Gayatri

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Gayatri Japa

A festival in honour of Gayatri. A prayer repeated each day. By Brahmins. In some references, called Gayatri Japa.

Ghantakarana

A god of healing, attendant on Shitala. Sometimes identified as Ghantakarana.

Ghantakarani

A minor goddess. Called Ghantakarani.

gharma

A sacrificial vessel. In some lore, occasionally known as gharma.

Ghatotkacha

Son of Bhima and Hidimbaa. Sometimes known as Ghatotkacha.

Ghentu

A minor god. On occassion, called Ghentu.

Ghugo

One of the 9 nathas. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ghugo.

Girija

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Girisha

A name for Rudra as 'lord of the mountains'. Sometimes identified as Girisha, Rudra, Rudra, Aparajita, Bhava, Bhima, Boar of the Sky, Ekadasarudra, 'howler', Ishana, Lord of the Mountains, Mahadeva, Nilalohita, Pas(h)upati, 'roarer', Sarva, Shambhu, Ugra, Assyrian Assara Mazas, Greek Dionysus or Persian Ahura Mazda.

Gita Govinda

A 12th C. Poem by Jayadeva. This work relates the love of Krishna, as Govinda, for Radha. Also commonly known as Gita Govinda, Gitagovinda, Gitagovinda, Song of Govinda, Song of Govinda or Gita-Govinda.

Gita Jayanti

A festival celebrating the Bhagavadgita, held at the end of December. Sometimes identified as Gita Jayanti.

Goloka

The heaven of Krishna to which Surabhi was taken or, some say, a heaven created for Surabhi by Brahma. Occasionally identified as Goloka, Go-loka or Go-loka.

Gopala

A name for Krishna as a cowherd. At times, identified as Gopala, Gopal, Gopal, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

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Gopi

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Gopinath

A name for Krishna as lord of cowherds. Also identified as Gopinath, Krishna, Krishna, Dark One, The, Kistna, Krisna, Kristna, Krsna, Punyasloka, Bhagavan, Damodara, Dark One, Gopal(a), Govinda, Hari Krishna, Kaliyadamana, Kannan, Kr(i)sna, Madhava, Marishiten, Mathuranath Narayana, 'puller', Vasudeva, East Indies K(r)esna, Greek Heracles, Malay Kesna, Tamil Mayon or Jagannath.

Goraknath

A protective god. An avatar of Shiva. Also commonly known as Goraknath, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Gotama

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Govinda

A name for Krishna as 'cow-finder'. In some lore, occasionally called Govinda, Krishna, Krishna, Dark One, The, Kistna, Krisna, Kristna, Krsna, Punyasloka, Bhagavan, Damodara, Dark One, Gopal(a), Gopinath, Hari Krishna, Kaliyadamana, Kannan, Kr(i)sna, Madhava, Marishiten, Mathuranath Narayana, 'puller', Vasudeva, East Indies K(r)esna, Greek Heracles, Malay Kesna, Tamil Mayon, Jagannath, Vahguru, Vahguru, Govinda, Hari, Vahiguru or Hari.

Graha

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Grahapati

A name of Surya as 'ruler of planets'. An aspect of Agni as 'lord of settlers'. Identified as Grahapati, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Vispati, Vispati, Grhapati, Grhapati or Grahapata.

Gramadevata

Local gods and goddesses responsible for boundaries, etc. At times, called Gramadevata, devata, devata, deva, devi, Borneo jewata, Cambodian tevoda, Indonesia dewi, Java dewata, Philippines divata, Sumatra leibata, gramadevata, Matris, Matris, Thakurani, Thakurani, Amma, Amma, Dih, Dih, Dihwar, Ganv-devata or Ganv-devi.

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Great White Brotherhood

The spirits of dead mahatmas who supposedly passed messages to mediums such as Madame Blavatsky. At times, known as Great White Brotherhood.

Grihaspati

A name for Agni as Lord of the House. In some accounts, known as Grihaspati, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara or Grahapati.

Gritachi

One of the Apsarases. Also commonly referred to as Gritachi.

Gritsa

A name of Kama as 'the sharp'. Sometimes referred to as Gritsa, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Guga

A serpent-god. Sometimes called Guga.

Guha

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Guhyaka

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Guhyaki

A female demon, servant of Kubera. Identified as Guhyaki, maleGuhyaka or maleGuhyaka.

Gulsilia Mata

An evil goddess causing illness. Also called Gulsilia Mata.

Gumakesi

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guna

A strong principle of nature. The transmigration of souls is governed by three gunas - raja, sattva and tamas. Sometimes known as guna, Ljod, Ljod, Angerbode or Guna.

Gunadhya

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Gunasarman

Owner of a magic eye-lotion which could make him disappear. Also identified as Gunasarman.

Gunkamdeva

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guru

A spiritual leader. The guru mediates between god and man. Those who malign a guru may be struck dumb and turned into snakes. Sometimes identified as guru, Batara Guru, Batara Guru, Baratra, Batala, Bathala, Betara Guru, Bharata-Guru, Bhatara Guru, Bhattara Guru, Indera, Venerable Teacher, Worshipful Master, Bat(h)ala, Bhat(t)ara, Guru, Pacific Islands Indera, gosain or gosain.

Guru-Gita

A poem of some three hundred and fifty stanzas relating conversations. Between Shiva and Parvati. In some accounts, known as Guru-Gita, Song of the Guru or Song of the Guru.

Haimavati

An epithet of Devi or Parvati, referring to her birth in the Himalayas. At times, referred to as Haimavati, Haimati, Haimati, Snow Queen, Snow Queen, Devi, Parvati, Devi, Parvati or Queen of Northgales.

Hala

The ploughshare of Balarama. He used this ploughshare as his favourite weapon. Also commonly known as Hala, halak, halak, beliam, hala, orang, belian orang or hala.

halahala

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Halayudha

A name for Balarama reflecting his. Use of the ploughshare, Hala, as a weapon. Sometimes called Halayudha, Balarama, Balarama, Bala-Ram, Bala-Rama, Balahadra, Langali, Madhupriya, Jain Baladeva, Tamil Samkarsana, Silappadikaram or Pacific.

Hammu-Mata

A local mother-goddess. Occasionally referred to as Hammu-Mata.

hamsa

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Hamsika

Daughter of Surabhi. She is regarded as the supporter of heaven at the south corner. In some accounts, referred to as Hamsika.

Hanuman

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Hara

A name of Shiva in Cambodia. At times, known as Hara, Prah Eysor, Prah Eysor, Hara, Shiva, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Hardaul

A local plague-god and god of weddings. In some accounts, identified as Hardaul.

Hari

A name for Vishnu as Vamana in Cambodia. On occassion, referred to as Hari, Vahguru, Vahguru, Govinda, Hari, Vahiguru or Govinda.

Hari Krishna

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Harihara

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Haripriya

A name for Lakshmi as 'beloved of Vishnu'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Haripriya, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Harischandra

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Harits

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Harivamsa

A 16,000 line epic poem, a supplement to the Mahabharata, relating the life and deeds of Krishna. Occasionally referred to as Harivamsa.

Harsa

A goddess. A sakti of Hrsikesa. In some references, known as Harsa.

Hasta

A goddess of fortune. One of the Nakshatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also commonly referred to as Hasta.

Hastimukha

A name for Ganesha as 'elephant-face'. Also called Hastimukha, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Ekadanta, Gajanana, Ganapati, Lambodara, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Vigneshava, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten or Heramba.

Hatakeshvara

King of Vitala, part of the underworld. Also known as Hatakeshvara.

Hatthi

A plague-goddess. Also commonly identified as Hatthi.

Hayagriva

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Hayasya

A horse-god. Some versions equate him with Hayagriva. Also identified as Hayasya.

Hemadri

A name for Mount Meru as golden mountain. In some references, known as Hemadri, Mount Meru, Mount Meru, Golden Mountain, Jewel Peak, Lotus Mountain, Mahameru, Meru, Mount Sumeru, Mount, The, Sumeru, Devaparvata, Karnikacala, Ratnasanu or The Mount.

Hemakuta

A range of mountains said to lie to the north of the Himalayas. Occasionally called Hemakuta.

Herambá

In Nepal, a form of Ganesha with 5. Elephant heads. In some references, referred to as Herambá, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Ekadanta, Gajanana, Ganapati, Hastimukha, Lambodara, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Vigneshava, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten or Heramba.

Hidimba

A demon. Brother of Hidimbaa. He was killed by Bhima who then married Hidimbaa. Also commonly known as Hidimba, Hidimva, Hidimva, Shurpanakha, Shurpanakha, Shurpa-Naka, Surpanaka, Surpanakha, Shurpanaka or Surpanak(h)a.

Hidimbaa

Sister of Hidimba. Wife of Bhima. Mother of Ghatotkacha. Also identified as Hidimbaa, Hidimvaa or Hidimvaa.

Hima-Pandara

The home of Kubera. Also commonly referred to as Hima-Pandara, 'snow palace' or 'snow palace'.

Himavan

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Hinglaj

A mother-goddess of northern India. In some references, identified as Hinglaj, Hinglaj-Mata or Hinglaj-Mata.

Hiranya-garbha

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Hiranyakashipu

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Hiranyaksha

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Hitopadesha

Beast-fables, a summary of the Panchatantra. Also identified as Hitopadesha, Book of Sound Counsel, Book of Sound Counsel, Hitopadesa or Hitopadesa.

Holi

The spring festival of fire, in honour of Krishna's victory. Over Putana, held in February/. March. Also known as Holi, Festival of Fire, Festival of Fire, Hohlee, Hohlee, Hoolee, Hoolee, Hutashana, Hutashana, Phag, Phag, Phagu, Phagu, Shimga, Shimga, Phag(u) or Phag(u).

Homa

A ceremonial sacrificial offering. In some references, identified as Homa, Athena, Athena, Akria, Anahita, Athana, Athene, Chalcoiecus, Chalinitis, Chalkioikes, Damasippus, Homa, Koryphasia, Mechanitis, Promachus, Pronoia, sacred birds, Agoraia, Agraulos, Aithuia, Alea, Apaturia, Areia, Athenaia, Athenaie Athena, Atthis, Bulia, Chalcioecus, Curotrophus Damasippus, Ergane, Glaukopis Gorgopa, Gorgopis, Hephaestia, Hephaistia, Hippia, Hygeia, Nike(phoros Athena), Ophthalmitis, Optiletis Oxyderces, Pallas (Athena), Parthenos, Phratria, Polias, Pronoia, Tritogeneia, Egyptian Isis, Neith, Sais, Thoueris, Etruscan Menrfa, Menrva, Hindu Ushas, Persian Anahita, Roman Appiades, Minerva, Haoma, Haoma or Gaokerena.

Hotri

A goddess of sacrifices. Also commonly referred to as Hotri, Hotar, Hotar or Hotri.

hotri

A priest performing sacrifices. Also known as hotri, Hotar, Hotar, Hotri or Hotri.

Hrada

A demon. Son of Hiranyakashipu. On occassion, called Hrada.

Hrsikesa

An avatar of Vishnu. Consort of Harsa. Also identified as Hrsikesa, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Huli

A spring festival, held on March 31st. Also called Huli.

Iccha-sakti

A sakti longing to be made manifest. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Iccha-sakti.

Ida

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Idavida

First wife of Vishravas. Mother of Kubera. In some accounts, called Idavida.

Iksvashu

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Indra

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Indra-Loka

One of the realms of the universe, the home of the minor gods. Sometimes known as Indra-Loka, Svarga, Svarga, Nandana, Suarga, Svar-Loka, Svarga-Loka, svark, Swarga, Trayastrimsa, Devaloka, Jarog, Rarach, Rarog, Svar(ga)-Loka or Buddhist Trayastrimsa.

Indra-pura

Indra's city: paradise. Occasionally known as Indra-pura.

Indrajit

Son of Ravana and Mandodari. He wounded both Rama and Lakshmana in the battle when Rama attacked Ravana's fortress to recover Rama's wife, Sita. Sometimes known as Indrajit.

Indrani

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Indrasena

Son of Nala and Damayanti. Brother of Indraseni. Occasionally known as Indrasena.

Indraseni

Daughter of Nala and Damayanti. Sister of Indrasena. On occassion, called Indraseni.

Indu

The moon. At times, identified as Indu, Chandra, Chandra, Candra, Candramas, Candramus, Soma, Candra(mus), Soma, Candra, Soma, Soma, sudha(n), amrita or jambu.

Indukari

A goddess. Consort of Samba. Sometimes known as Indukari.

Indumati

A princess. Wife of Aja. Mother of Dasha-ratha. She was asleep in her orchard when she was suffocated by flowers. Occasionally called Indumati.

Inflamer

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. On occassion, identified as Inflamer.

Ira

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Iraja

A name for Kama as 'one born in water'. Occasionally identified as Iraja, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Iravat

Son of Arjuna and Ulupi. Sometimes referred to as Iravat.

Isa

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ish

Divinity as ruler of the world. Also called ish, isha, isha, ishana, ishana, isha(na), isha(na), Shiva, 'ruler', 'ruler', Medusa or Medusa.

Isha

A name for Shiva as 'lord'. Also called Isha.

Ishana

A name for Agni, Shiva or Rudra as 'lord'. In some accounts, referred to as Ishana, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, Rudra, Rudra, Aparajita, Bhima, Boar of the Sky, Ekadasarudra, Girisha, 'howler', Lord of the Mountains, Nilalohita, Pas(h)upati, 'roarer', Shambhu, Assyrian Assara Mazas, Greek Dionysus or Persian Ahura Mazda.

Ishani

A name for Devi, Kali or Uma as 'lady'. Occasionally known as Ishani, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

ishta-devata

A deity representing abstract reality. At times, identified as ishta-devata, 'chosen deity' or 'chosen deity'.

Ishvara

A name for Brahma, Indra, Shiva or Vishnu as 'supreme lord'. Also commonly referred to as Ishvara, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi, Thai Phrom, Ishwara, Ishwara, Isvara, Isvara, Iswara, Iswara, Vishnu, Vishnu, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kesava, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai, Jagannath, Is(h)wara, Is(h)wara or Shiva.

Ishvara-Gita

A poem of nearly 500 stanzas dealing. With dialogues between Shiva and some of the sages. Sometimes known as Ishvara-Gita, Song of the Ruler or Song of the Ruler.

Issaki

A goddess. She is depicted holding a decapitated infant. In some references, identified as Issaki, Kerala or Kerala.

Istadevata

The name for any god to whom the individual offers special worship: a household icon. Also commonly known as Istadevata.

itihasas

Sacred writings comprising such epics. As the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Sometimes identified as itihasas.

Jagadgauri

An aspect of Devi as 'the fair one or light of the world'. Occasionally identified as Jagadgauri, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess or Uma.

Jagadhattri

A goddess of spring. At times, referred to as Jagadhattri.

Jaganmata

An aspect of Devi as 'mother of the world'. Called Jaganmata, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess or Uma.

Jagannath

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Jagati

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Jahnu

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Jala-Shayin

A name for Vishnu as 'he who sleeps on the waters'. In some lore, occasionally known as Jala-Shayin, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Jala-Turaga

A water-spirit in the form of a horse. Also commonly called Jala-Turaga.

Jaladhi-ja

A name of Lakshmi as 'the. Ocean-born'. On occassion, called Jaladhi-ja, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Jalandhara

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Jalapati

A name for Varuna as ruler of the waters. In some accounts, identified as Jalapati, Varuna, Varuna, Ahura Mazda, Assara Mazas, Lord of the Ocean, Anjana, Kesa, Pashabhrit, Pasi, Prasetas, Samraj, Variloma, Yadahpati, Yadhapati, Balinese Waruna, Greek Poseidon or Japanese Ryujin.

Jalebha

A water-spirit in the form of an elephant. In some references, known as Jalebha, Jala-Hastin or Jala-Hastin.

Jamad-agni

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Jambavan

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Jambavati

Daughter of Jambavan. Her father gave her to Krishna whom he had fought for many days for the possession of a ruby. Also called Jambavati.

Jambha

A demon killed by Vishnu. Also known as Jambha.

Jambridvipa

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Jambu

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Jambupati

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Jana-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, home of Brahma's children. Also called Jana-Loka.

Janaka

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Janamashtrami

A festival celebrating the birthday of Krishna, held in August/. September. In some references, known as Janamashtrami, Janmastami or Janmastami.

Janardana

A name for Brahma, Shiva or Vishnu. Identified as Janardana, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Kala, Kesava, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Jara

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Jarasandha

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Jarita

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Jatayu

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Jay

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Jaya

A demoness, one of the Yogini. Occasionally called Jaya.

Jaya-Vijaya

Twin goddesses. Sometimes referred to as Jaya-Vijaya.

Jayadeva

A 12th C. Poet, author of Gita-Govinda. Also commonly referred to as Jayadeva.

Jayadratha

A cousin of the Pandava brothers. He tried to rape Draupadi and Bhima punished him by making him work as a slave for the Pandavas. In some references, identified as Jayadratha.

Jayanta

A god. One of the 11 ekadasarudras. Son of Indra and Indrani. Also identified as Jayanta.

Jayanti

Daughter of Indra. Also commonly referred to as Jayanti, 'victorious' or 'victorious'.

Jhasa

A huge fish or whale. Occasionally known as Jhasa.

jhoting

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Jhulanayatra

A festival celebrating 'swinging. Krishna'. Sometimes called Jhulanayatra, Swinging the Lord Krishna or Swinging the Lord Krishna.

Jihma-yodhin

The name (unfair fighter) bestowed on Bhima when he broke Duryodhana's. Thigh with an unfair blow. Referred to as Jihma-yodhin, Bhima, Bhima, Bhimasena, Vrikodara or Javanese Bima.

jivatma

The soul or essence. Also commonly identified as jivatma, Buddhist jiva or Buddhist jiva.

Jnanadeva

A 13th C. Mystic poet. Brother of Nivrittinatha. He wrote many works including a commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita. On occassion, called Jnanadeva.

Jnanendriyas

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Jogappa

A young boy recruited as a male. Prostitute in the service of the goddess Yelanna. Also commonly identified as Jogappa.

Jujaka

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Jumna

A goddess. The river Jumna personified. Consort of Varuna, some say. Also called Jumna.

Jvaraharisvara

A plague-god. Also commonly referred to as Jvaraharisvara.

Jyeshtha

A goddess of misfortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Sister of Lakshmi. Wife of Candra. Also called Jyeshtha.

Jyeshtharaja

. Elder'. In some accounts, known as Jyeshtharaja, Brhaspati, Brhaspati, Brahmanaspati, Brihaspati, Vrhaspati, Vrihaspati, Dhis(h)ana, Ganapati, Great Father, Purohita, Sadasapati or Bali Bagaspati.

Ka

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Kabandha

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Kacha

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Kadru

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Kaika

A cruel stepmother of Rama. On occassion, called Kaika.

Kaikeyi

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Kailasa

The heaven of Shiva. In some accounts, Kailasa is a mountain in the Himalayas, in others the home of Shiva on Mount Meru. In some accounts, identified as Kailasa, Krailasa or Krailasa.

Kaitabha

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Kakudmati

A consort of Pradyumna as an incarnation of Vishnu. Also commonly known as Kakudmati.

Kala

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Kala-danda

The symbol of office of Yama. In some lore, occasionally called Kala-danda, Staff of Fate or Staff of Fate.

Kala-Shiva

A double-sexed god of death. An aspect of Shiva. Occasionally referred to as Kala-Shiva.

Kala-Yavana

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Kalaka

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Kalamukha

One of a race of evil beings, offspring of men and rakshasis. Sometimes referred to as Kalamukha.

Kalanemi

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Kalari

A name for Shiva as 'ruler of life'. A name for Yama. In some accounts, identified as Kalari.

kalasha

A water-jar, a symbol of Brahma, which holds the sacred amrita. Sometimes identified as kalasha.

Kalasutra

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Kalavahi

A fierce deity. Known as Kalavahi.

Kalavikarnica

A goddess of fevers. In some accounts, known as Kalavikarnica.

Kali

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Kali Ma

A name for the goddess of death as black mother. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Kali Ma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Dewi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Pitari, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

kali-yuga

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Kalichi

The palace of Yama in his capital, Yamapura. Occasionally referred to as Kalichi, Yamasadana, Yamasadana or Yamapura.

Kalida

A slave or servant of Kali. Occasionally identified as Kalida, Kalidas or Kalidas.

Kalidasa

A writer, author of the epic Abhijnanasakuntala. Known as Kalidasa.

Kalika

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Kalika-Purana

An epic poem of some 9,000 verses. This work is devoted to the worship of goddesses such as Devi, Kali and Parvati. Also identified as Kalika-Purana.

Kalinda

A sun-god. Father of Kalindi. Sometimes identified as Kalinda.

Kalindi

The river Yamuna personified. Daughter of Kalinda. One of the many wives of Krishna. Also referred to as Kalindi.

Kaliya

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Kaliyadamana

A name for Krishna, reflecting his. Defeat of the serpent Kaliya. In some references, called Kaliyadamana, Krishna, Krishna, Dark One, The, Kistna, Krisna, Kristna, Krsna, Punyasloka, Bhagavan, Damodara, Dark One, Gopal(a), Gopinath, Govinda, Hari Krishna, Kannan, Kr(i)sna, Madhava, Marishiten, Mathuranath Narayana, 'puller', Vasudeva, East Indies K(r)esna, Greek Heracles, Malay Kesna, Tamil Mayon or Jagannath.

Kalki

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Kalmasha-pada

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kalpa

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Kama

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Kamadhatu

The realm of wordly desire. In some accounts, identified as Kamadhatu, Kama-loka, Kama-loka, Kama-lokic, Kama-rupa, Kamaloka or Tri-loka.

Kamadhenu

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Kamala

An aspect of Maharatri. One of the mahavidyas. In some accounts, called Kamala, lotus, lotus, kamala, padma, Maharatri, Maharatri, Padma, Padma, Padma or Vishnu.

Kamalamitra

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Kamya

A goddess. Wife of Priyavrata. Referred to as Kamya.

Kamyaka

A forest. It was here that the Pandava brothers and Draupadi lived for twelve years when they were sent into exile. Occasionally identified as Kamyaka.

Kan

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Kanaka

Son of Vishnu and Bhu. Identified as Kanaka, 'gold' or 'gold'.

Kandu

A sage. Father of Marisha. He was seduced by Pramlocha, who tried to distract him from his meditations, and fathered Marisha on her. On occassion, referred to as Kandu.

Kankar Mata

A mother-goddess, a goddess of disease. Sometimes known as Kankar Mata.

Kansa

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Kantha

A huge gemstone, said to provide light in the underworld. In some accounts, called Kantha.

Kanti

A goddess of desire. A sakti of Narayana. At times, called Kanti.

Kanva

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Kanya

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Virgo. The virgin. Sometimes called Kanya.

Kanyakumari

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma. Also commonly known as Kanyakumari, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi, Japanese Umahi, 'maiden' or 'maiden'.

Kapali

A minor god. One of the 11 ekadasarudras. In some lore, occasionally called Kapali.

Kapalini

A name for Durga or Kali as skull-owner. Sometimes called Kapalini, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karala, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Parvati, Pitari, Sati, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Kapila

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Kapisha

Mother of the Pishachas. Sometimes known as Kapisha.

Karali

A name for Durga or Kali as 'terrible'. Occasionally referred to as Karali, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karala, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Parvati, Pitari, Sati, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Karamnasa

A river of ill-fortune. It is said that touching the water of this river negates the merit of good deeds. In some references, called Karamnasa.

Karataka

A jackal featured in the Panchatantra. Known as Karataka, Damina, Damina, Dimna, Kalila or Kalila.

Karisini

A name for Lakshmi as goddess of agriculture and rice-growing. On occassion, referred to as Karisini, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Karka

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Cancer. The crab (lobster). In some references, referred to as Karka, Karkata or Karkata.

Karkota

A snake-god. One of 7 mahanagas. In some lore, occasionally identified as Karkota, Karkotaka or Karkotaka.

Karma-sakshi

A name for Surya as 'witness'. Known as Karma-sakshi, Surya, Surya, Agni, Marttanda, Ravi, Surya Narayana, Bhaga(savitar), Dharmesh, Diakara, Dinakara, Grahapati, Karma-Sakshi, Mahadeva, Mart(t)anda, Mitra, Savitar, Savitri, 'shiner', 'sun', Vivasvat, Greek Apollo, Helius, Javanese Suria or Pushan.

Karmendriyas

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Karna

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Karna-Moti

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma as 'one. With pearls in her ears'. In some lore, occasionally called Karna-Moti, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

Karnikacala

A name for Mount Meru as lotus mountain. Also identified as Karnikacala, Mount Meru, Mount Meru, Golden Mountain, Jewel Peak, Lotus Mountain, Mahameru, Meru, Mount Sumeru, Mount, The, Sumeru, Devaparvata, Hemadri, Ratnasanu or The Mount.

Kartavirya

The thousand-armed king of the Himalayas. He was killed by Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu, when he insulted Renuka stealing a calf. In some references, identified as Kartavirya.

Karttika

A mother-goddess. The sakti of Karttikeya. One of 9 navasaktis. Also called Karttika, Kartika or Kartika.

Karttikeya

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Kashyapa

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Katha-Sarit-Sagara

An 11th C. Book of mythology written. By Somadeva. Called Katha-Sarit-Sagara.

katwanga

The mace of Shiva. In some accounts, referred to as katwanga.

Katyayani

A form of Kali after she had shed her. Black skin. In some references, referred to as Katyayani, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Dewi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Pitari, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Kaumundi

A moon-goddess. Consort of Chandra. Sometimes referred to as Kaumundi.

Kauravas

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Kausalya

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Kaustubha

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Kautilya

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Kehama

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Kelikila

A name of Rati as 'the shameless one'. On occassion, identified as Kelikila, Rati, Rati, 'delight', 'lust', Mayarati, Mayavati, Ragalata, Greek Aphrodite or Roman Venus.

Kesa

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Kesava

A name for Vishnu, in the form of a boar, as 'hairy'. Occasionally known as Kesava, Kashyapa, Kashyapa, Uruvilva Kashyapa, Kashiapa, Kasyapa, Mahakasyapa, Chinese (Chin) Ma-ho Chia-yeh, Mo-ho Chia-yeh, Tibetan Hod-srun, O-Sung, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Keshin

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Keshini

A maid-servant of Damayanti. Also known as Keshini, Kesini, Kesini, Keshini or Keshini.

Ketu

The lunar node known as the Dragon's. Tail, the part of Rahu which the amrita did not reach. Sometimes identified as Ketu, Chinese Chi-tu, Chinese Chi-tu, Rahu, Rahu, Adhrapuisacha, Abhapisacha, grabber, Chinese Lo-hou or Vajrapani.

Ketumala

One of the 4 island-continents. Mentioned in the Mahabharata. Occasionally referred to as Ketumala, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Krauncha, Kusa, Plaksha, Pushkara, Saka or Salmala.

Khadga

A sword, one of the weapons of Durga. Known as Khadga, Khadaga or Khadaga.

Khandava

The country given to the Pandavas. By Dhartarashtha. Also referred to as Khandava, Khandavaprastha, Khandavaprastha or Kandava.

Khandoba

An aspect of Shiva. Consort of Mhalsa. Also referred to as Khandoba, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Khasa

A goddess of forest spirits. Daughter of Daksha. A consort of Kasyapa. Occasionally called Khasa.

khecaratva

Levitation: astral travel: the sensation of leaving the physical body. In some lore, occasionally called khecaratva.

khitaka

A club, one of the weapons of Durga. Also referred to as khitaka, gada or gada.

Khumbanda

One of a group of 8 demons led. By Virudhaka. In some accounts, referred to as Khumbanda, Cambodian Kampean or Cambodian Kampean.

Khyati

Mother of Lakshmi by Brighu, some say. Occasionally known as Khyati.

Kichaka

A general. He tried to seduce Draupadi when she was serving as a maid at court and was beaten to death by Bhima. Also called Kichaka.

Kimidinis

Hostile goblins travelling in pairs. In some accounts, known as Kimidinis.

Kimpurusha

A spirit serving Kubera. These beings are said to have the body of a horse with a human head. At times, known as Kimpurusha, Kinnara or Kinnara.

Kinnara

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Kiratas

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Kirati

A name for Durga and Kali. As 'mountain woman'. Sometimes referred to as Kirati, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karala, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Parvati, Pitari, Sati, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

kirka

A sign of the Zodiac, Cancer the crab. Also known as kirka.

Kirti

A goddess. The sakti of Kesava. Occasionally known as Kirti.

Kirttimukha

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Kollapura-Mahalakshmi

A six-armed goddess. Occasionally referred to as Kollapura-Mahalakshmi.

Korraval

A Tamil war-goddess. Wife of Silappadikaram. Mother of Seyon. On occassion, known as Korraval, Katukilal, Katukilal, Korrawi or Korrawi.

Kotari

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma. As 'naked'. On occassion, identified as Kotari, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

Kratu

A sage, one of the Ten Rishis. At times, identified as Kratu.

Krauncha

One of the 7 island continents. Referred to as Krauncha, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Kusa, Plaksha, Pushkara, Saka or Salmala.

Kravyad

The sacrificial fire lit by the gods. Kravyad is envisaged as a terrible goblin which consumes human flesh. Also commonly referred to as Kravyad.

Krimibhoja

A realm of hell. This region is reserved for the selfish who are turned into worms which eat one another. At times, called Krimibhoja.

Kripa

Wife of Drona. Mother of Ashvatthaman. Also called Kripa.

Krishna

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Krishna Janamashtama

Krishna's birthday: a feast to celebrate. Krishna's birth in 3,227 BC. Occasionally known as Krishna Janamashtama, Krishna Jayanti or Krishna Jayanti.

Krishna Jayanti

A festival honouring Krishna, Aug/Sep. Identified as Krishna Jayanti, Krishna Janamashtama or Krishna Janamashtama.

krita-yuga

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Kritanta

Fate personified; a name of Yama as the one who finishes. Identified as Kritanta, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dandadhara, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Pasi, Preta-raja, Pitripati, Samana, Samavurti, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Krittikas

The Pleiades. They were said to have suckled the infant Skanda and, because each of them wanted the child, he developed six faces. Sometimes known as Krittikas, Krttikas or Krttikas.

Kriya Sakti

A manifestation of space and time. Sometimes identified as Kriya Sakti.

Krodha

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Krsanu

An archer. He shot Gayatri (or Garuda) when the latter stole the soma. On occassion, known as Krsanu, Gandharva or Gandharva.

Krsodari

A form of Camunda representing famine. Sometimes called Krsodari, Camunda, Camunda, Chamunda, Durga, Yami or Yami.

Ksama

A minor goddess. An aspect of Lakshmi as an earth-goddess. Daughter of Daksha. Also identified as Ksama, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Ksetrapala

A form of Bhairava as god of doors. Occasionally identified as Ksetrapala, Bhairava, Bhairava, Bhairava, Mahakala, Bhairon, Mahakala, Shamkara or Shankara.

Ksetrasya

A field god. Sometimes called Ksetrasya.

Kshitigarbha

A guardian deity of children and travellers. In some references, referred to as Kshitigarbha.

Kubera

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Kubjika

A goddess of writing. A consort of Ganesa. Also identified as Kubjika.

Kubuddhi

A goddess. A consort of Ganesa. Also commonly called Kubuddhi.

Kuhu

A goddess of the new moon. In some lore, occasionally identified as Kuhu.

Kula

In Tantric lore, divine power: the female aspect of the Absolute. In some accounts, referred to as Kula, maleakula or maleakula.

Kuladevata

Gods of the household. Each family chooses one god to be the guardian of the household. Also commonly called Kuladevata.

Kuladevi

Goddesses of the household. Each family chooses one goddess to be the guardian of the household. On occassion, called Kuladevi.

Kulika

A snake-god. One of 7 mahanagas. Also identified as Kulika.

Kumara

An aspect of Kartikkeya or Skanda. In this form, no longer a war-god but appearing as a handsome youth. Also known as Kumara, Kaumara or Kaumara.

Kumaras

4 sons of Brahma, some say. These 'mind-born' children always remained boys. Sometimes known as Kumaras.

Kumari

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Kumbha

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Kumbhakharna

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Kumbhika

A realm of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of the cruel who are boiled in oil. Sometimes referred to as Kumbhika.

Kumuda

Suryabhauma, as one of the Dikpalas, or his elephant. Also identified as Kumuda.

Kumudavati

Daughter of Kumuda. Wife of Kusha. Occasionally called Kumudavati.

Kun

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kundalini-shakti

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Kunjarakarna

A man who visited the underworld and was given a conducted tour. By Yama. At times, referred to as Kunjarakarna.

Kunti

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Kuntibhoja

First husband of Kunti. Sometimes referred to as Kuntibhoja.

Kupiro

One of the Yakshas. Sometimes called Kupiro.

Kurma

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Kurttimukha

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kuru

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Kuru

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Kurukulla

A goddess of boats and wine. Also known as Kurukulla.

Kusa

One of the 7 island continents. Also commonly called Kusa, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Krauncha, Plaksha, Pushkara, Saka or Salmala.

Kusha

Son of Rama or Ravana and Sita. Twin brother of Lava. Husband of Kumudavati. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Kusha.

Kushadhvaja

Son of Brhaspati. Father of Vedavati. Also commonly identified as Kushadhvaja.

Kushamba

A king. Son of Kusha. Father of Gadhi. His devotion to Indra persuaded the god to be born as his son, Gadhi. Also commonly called Kushamba.

Kusumamodini

A flower-goddess. Also identified as Kusumamodini, Greek Chloris, Greek Chloris, Flora, Roman Flora, Roman Flora or Chloris.

Kutso

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Kuvalayapida

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Kuvalayaswa

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Kuvanna

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laghiman

The psychic power to become airborne. On occassion, called laghiman, utthana, utthana or levitation.

Laghusyamala

A minor goddess. On occassion, identified as Laghusyamala.

Lakshmana

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Lakshmi

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Lakshmi-Narayana

Lakshmi as the consort of Narayana. In some references, referred to as Lakshmi-Narayana.

Lakshmi-puja

A festival of homage to Lakshmi, held in November/December. Sometimes referred to as Lakshmi-puja, Homage to Lakshmi or Homage to Lakshmi.

Lakshmi-Vrata

A festival in honour of Lakshmi, held. Towards the end of August. Sometimes known as Lakshmi-Vrata.

Lakshmindra

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Lakulisha

Founder of the Pashupata sect who was deified after his death. Identified as Lakulisha, Lakuli, Lakuli, Lord of the Club, Lord of the Club, Nakulisha or Nakulisha.

Lal Beg

A god of sweepers. In some accounts he is identified with Balmik. Also known as Lal Beg.

Lalita Tripurasundari

A goddess, cosmic energy personified. In some accounts, known as Lalita Tripurasundari.

Lambodara

A name for Ganesha referring to his pendulous stomach. In some accounts, referred to as Lambodara, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Ekadanta, Gajanana, Ganapati, Hastimukha, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Vigneshava, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten or Heramba.

Lamkarya

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. In some accounts, identified as Lamkarya, Shitala, Shitala, Agwani, Basanti, Mahamai, Mariammai, Masani, Polamde, Shitalamata, Sitala, Sitalamata or Sitala(mata).

Land of the Pitris

A paradise for the uncremated dead. At times, referred to as Land of the Pitris, Land of the Fathers, Land of the Fathers or Land of thePitris.

Lanka

An evil spirit, companion of Shiva. Sometimes known as Lanka.

Laukika-Devatas

A group of local gods. Also known as Laukika-Devatas.

Lava

Son of Rama or Ravana and Sita. Twin brother of Kusha. Sometimes called Lava.

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Lingodbhava

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Lobha

A demon. He was opposed by one of the Matrikas, Vaishnavi. Known as Lobha.

Logos

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Loha-Mukha

One of a race of iron-faced cannibals. With only one foot. Occasionally identified as Loha-Mukha.

Loha Penu

A god of iron, revered in Madras. In some references, referred to as Loha Penu.

Loka

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Lokalolo

A mountain range. This range, lying beyond the furthest sea, is said to separate the known world from outer darkness. At times, identified as Lokalolo.

Lokamata

A name of Lakshmi as 'mother of the world'. Sometimes referred to as Lokamata, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Lokapala

The region guarded by the Dikpalas. Known as Lokapala, Dikpala, Dikpala, Dig-Gaja, Lokapala, Loka Pala, Cambodian Lukabal or Four Kings.

Lomapada

A king. He adopted Shanta, a daughter of Dasha-ratha, and, to avert a drought, had his ministers find Rishya-Shringa who married Shanta. In some accounts, referred to as Lomapada.

Lopomudra

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lotus

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Luminous Race

Descendants of Agni. These deities had responsibility for such things as light, meteors, and sacrificial fires. Occasionally identified as Luminous Race.

mace

The weapon of Mahisha. On occassion, called mace.

Mada

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Madan

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Madavi

Wife of Bharata. Sometimes called Madavi.

Madhava

A name for Krishna as the god of spring: a name for Indra, Krishna and Vishnu as 'nectar-born'. Occasionally referred to as Madhava, Krishna, Krishna, Dark One, The, Kistna, Krisna, Kristna, Krsna, Punyasloka, Bhagavan, Damodara, Dark One, Gopal(a), Gopinath, Govinda, Hari Krishna, Kaliyadamana, Kannan, Kr(i)sna, Marishiten, Mathuranath Narayana, 'puller', Vasudeva, East Indies K(r)esna, Greek Heracles, Malay Kesna, Tamil Mayon or Jagannath.

Madhu

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Madhupamanjari

A heroine in a Cinderella-type story. Sometimes called Madhupamanjari.

Madhupriya

A name for Balarama as 'friend of wine'. Also commonly known as Madhupriya, Balarama, Balarama, Bala-Ram, Bala-Rama, Balahadra, Langali, Halayudha, Jain Baladeva, Tamil Samkarsana, Silappadikaram or Pacific.

Madri

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Magha

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. In some references, called Magha.

Maha-Ganapati

A form of Ganesha with 10 arms. Also commonly called Maha-Ganapati.

Maha-kala

One of the 7 realms of hell. In some lore, occasionally called Maha-kala.

Maha-pudima

The elephant standing on the back of the tortoise, Chukwa, which supports. The earth. In some references, called Maha-pudima, Muhupudma or Muhupudma.

Maha-raurava

One of the 7 realms of hell. Also identified as Maha-raurava.

Mahabharata

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Mahabja

A snake-god. One of the 7 mahanagas. On occassion, identified as Mahabja.

Mahadar

Queen of Shambhara. Occasionally referred to as Mahadar.

Mahadeo

A name of Shiva as the supreme. Deity in Northern India. In some references, known as Mahadeo, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Mahadeva

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Mahadevi

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Mahakala

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Mahakali

An aspect of Kali. Sakti of Mahakala. In some references, known as Mahakali, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Dewi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Pitari, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Mahamai

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. Occasionally called Mahamai, Shitala, Shitala, Agwani, Basanti, Lamkarya, Mariammai, Masani, Polamde, Shitalamata, Sitala, Sitalamata or Sitala(mata).

Mahamari

A name for Durga or Kali as great killer. At times, called Mahamari, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi or Pacific Islands Batari.

Mahamataras

The goddesses acting as saktis of Shiva in his various aspects. In some accounts, referred to as Mahamataras.

Mahamaya

A king of Atala, part of the underworld. On occassion, called Mahamaya, Maya, Maya, Mahamaya, Maya Bunin, Mayadevi, Maia, Maya-Bunin, Tara or Hindu Lakshmi.

Mahanaga

A snake-god. Also commonly referred to as Mahanaga.

Mahapadma

A snake-god. He is depicted as having three eyes. At times, known as Mahapadma.

Mahapralaya

The dissolution of the universe at the end of each period of 100 years in the life of Brahma. In some references, known as Mahapralaya, Great Cataclysm or Great Cataclysm.

Mahapurusha

A name for Buddha, Vishnu and others. As 'great man'. Referred to as Mahapurusha, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Kala, Kesava, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Maharaja

A leader of the Vallabha sect regarded as an incarnation of Vishnu. In some references, identified as Maharaja, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Kala, Kesava, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Maharatha

A king. Father of Mahasattva. Occasionally identified as Maharatha.

Maharaurava

One of the regions of the hell, Naraka. Sometimes known as Maharaurava.

Maharijika

One of a group of minor deities: a type of Gana. Occasionally referred to as Maharijika.

Mahasarasvati

An aspect of Lakshmi. Sometimes referred to as Mahasarasvati, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri, Phra Naret, Sarasvati, Sarasvati, Bharati, Brahmi, Logos, Queen of Love, Savitri, Shatarupa, Vac(h), Vagdevi, Vak, Pacific Islands Saraswati, Japanese Benten or Sandhya.

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Mahasena

A name for Karttikeya as 'captain'. Also commonly called Mahasena, Karttikeya, Karttikeya, Kartikeya, Karttikaya, Skanda, Agneya, Ganga-ja, Guha, K(a)umara, Mangala, Sena-pati, Subra(h)manya or Greek Ares.

Mahashivaratri

A festival in honour of Shiva, held in January/February. At times, referred to as Mahashivaratri, Great Night of Lord Shiva or Great Night of Lord Shiva.

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mahatma

A holy sage. Referred to as mahatma, rishi, rishi, maharishi, risi, rshi, rsi, Seven Rishis, The, r(i)si, femrishika or Nine Brahmarishis.

Mahayuga

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Mahdhavi

An earth-goddess. At times, known as Mahdhavi.

Mahdu

A demon. He was born, with Kaitabha, from the ear of Vishnu. When they attacked the sleeping Brahma, Vishnu killed them both. Occasionally called Mahdu.

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Maheshvara

An aspect of Shiva. In some accounts he married Uma and they had 3,000 children, including Sannayaka and Vinayaka. On occassion, called Maheshvara, Mahesvara, Mahesvara, Japanese Jizaiten or Japanese Jizaiten.

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Mahi

A goddess of sacrifice. An aspect of Bumadevi. In some references, identified as Mahi, Bhumidevi, Bhumidevi, Bhudevi, Vasudhara, Zami-Mata, Pusti or Vasudhara.

Mahisha

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Mahisha-Mardini

A name for Durga or Kali as the killer of the demon buffalo, Mahisha. Sometimes known as Mahisha-Mardini, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karala, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Parvati, Pitari, Sati, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Mahishasuramardini

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Makara

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Makha

A demon of darkness. He was overcome by Brighu and Matarisvan. Occasionally called Makha.

Malaya

One of the 8 Yogini, demonesses. Attendant on Durga. Also known as Malaya.

Malayavati

An Arabian princess. She was carried off in a pomegranate by Vikrama and became his wife.` Occasionally referred to as Malayavati.

Malhal Mata

A mother-goddess. One of the 7 saptamataras. Occasionally referred to as Malhal Mata.

Mana

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Manasa

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Mandalpana

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Mandhatri

Father of Muchukundu. In some references, identified as Mandhatri, King of the World, King of the World, Chinggis Khan, Daire Donn or Sinsar.

Mandodari

Wife of Ravana. Mother of Indrajit. At times, called Mandodari.

Mangala

A god, the planet Mars personified. An aspect of Shiva. In some accounts, he is equated with Karttikeya. Also referred to as Mangala, Karttikeya, Karttikeya, Kartikeya, Karttikaya, Skanda, Agneya, Ganga-ja, Guha, K(a)umara, Mahasena, Sena-pati, Subra(h)manya, Greek Ares, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Mangata

A goddess. A form of Parvati. She is depicted as three-eyed and riding a lion. Occasionally called Mangata, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mhalsa, Raudri, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, Greek Ceres, Greek Ceres, Demeter, Demeter, Amphictyonis, Da-Meter, Damater, Deo, Doso, Good Goddess, Grain Mother, Hermione, Isis, Mother Da, Thesmophorus, Three Eponae, Achaiva, Black Demeter, Chloe, Da-meter, Deo, Epona, Erinys, Ga Metre, Ge Metre Gemeter, Hermione, Mother Earth, Thesmorphorus, White Goddess, Egyptian Isis, Italic Damatar, Phrygian Cybele, Roman Ceres or Dea Dia.

Mani

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Mani-Mandapa

The palace of Ananta, ruler of the underworld. Sometimes referred to as Mani-Mandapa.

Manimekhalai

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Manivara

A demon attendant on Kubera. At times, called Manivara, Manibhadra or Manibhadra.

Manmatha

A form of Kama or Vishnu as a god of carnal love. Sometimes called Manmatha, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara, Greek Eros, Mandhatha, Mandhatha, Vishnu, Mandatha or Mandatha.

mano-gati

A psychic power that enables one to go. Wherever one wishes. Identified as mano-gati.

mano-javitva

A psychic power which enables one to move instantaneously. On occassion, identified as mano-javitva.

mantra

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Manu

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manvantara

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Manyu

God of wrath. Also known as Manyu.

Mara

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Maran-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, the home of the saints. In some accounts, known as Maran-Loka.

maran-siddhi

The psychic power to kill by thought alone. Also called maran-siddhi, 'death-power' or 'death-power'.

Mararisvan

A god of lightning. This deity was said to have given fire to mankind. In some lore, occasionally called Mararisvan.

Mari Mai

A plague-goddess. In some references, known as Mari Mai, Tamil Mariyamman or Tamil Mariyamman.

Maricha

One of the rakshasas. Son of Taraka. He turned himself into a deer to lure Rama away from Sita so that Ravana could abduct her. Sometimes called Maricha.

Marichi

A demiurge. Leader of the Maruts. One of the Prajapatis. One of the Seven Rishis. Father of Kasyapa. Occasionally called Marichi, Marici, Marici, Maritchi, Marici or Marici.

Marisha

A moon-goddess. Daughter of Kandu and Pramlocha. Wife of Pracheta. Mother of Daksha. She was the mother of Daksha in his second incarnation. Sometimes referred to as Marisha, Tushara or Tushara.

Marishiten

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Maritchi

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Marjani

One of the 8 Yogini, demonesses. Attendant on Durga. On occassion, known as Marjani.

Marka

A demon. Also commonly called Marka.

Markandeya

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Marttanda

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Maruts

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Marutta

An emperor. He so pleased the god by sacrifice that he was taken up to heaven. Known as Marutta.

Masan

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Masani

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. Occasionally known as Masani, Shitala, Shitala, Agwani, Basanti, Lamkarya, Mahamai, Mariammai, Polamde, Shitalamata, Sitala, Sitalamata or Sitala(mata).

Mata

A mother-goddess. Identified as Mata.

Matali

Driver of Indra's chariot. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Matali.

Matanga

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Matara

A mother-goddess. Consort of Kasyapa. In some accounts, known as Matara.

Mataras

Groups of goddesses regarded as divine mothers. The groups may be seven (Saptamataras), eight (Astamataras or Matrikas), nine (Navasaktis) or more. In some references, referred to as Mataras.

Matarisavan

A messenger-god, an attendant on Agni. He helped Brighu overcome the demon Makha. Sometimes known as Matarisavan, Matarisvan, Matarisvan or Matariswan.

Mathura

The birthplace of Shiva. At times, known as Mathura.

Mathuranath

A name for Krishna as lord of Muttra. In some lore, occasionally known as Mathuranath.

Matrikas

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Matrirupa

A goddess of living things, a manifestation of Lakshmi. In some lore, occasionally identified as Matrirupa, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri or Phra Naret.

Matsarya

A demon. He was opposed by one of the Matrikas, Indrani. Also called Matsarya.

Matsya

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Matsya-Purana

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Matsyendra

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Maturaiviran

A local god of wine. He was a mortal, a policeman who ran away with a princess, and was later deified. Also identified as Maturaiviran.

Maty-Tapire

A dwarf, depicted as lame. On occassion, known as Maty-Tapire.

Mauthara

A maid-servant of Kudra. In some lore, occasionally known as Mauthara.

mauvantara

An age of the world. Also referred to as mauvantara.

Maya

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maya

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Maya

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mayamoyi

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Mayarati

A name of Rati as 'great deceiver'. In some accounts, referred to as Mayarati, Mayavati, Mayavati, Rati, Rati, Rati, 'delight', Kelikila, 'lust', Ragalata, Greek Aphrodite or Roman Venus.

Mayasuta

A name for Kama as son of Lakshmi. In some accounts, called Mayasuta, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Mayi

The god Kama as 'the deluder'. On occassion, identified as Mayi, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara, Greek Eros, Mara, Mara, 'death', Namilu or Hindu Mr(i)yu.

Medhas

A sage. Also known as Medhas.

Megha

A name for the elephant Sri-gaja. As a rain-maker. In some lore, occasionally identified as Megha, Sri-gaja, Sri-gaja, cloud, cloud, Kokumthena or Valahaka.

Meghanada

A minor god. Son of Ravana. Sometimes identified as Meghanada.

Meghavahana

A name of Indra as 'cloud-borne'. Identified as Meghavahana, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

Mekala

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Mena

A mountain goddess. Wife of Himavan. Mother of Ganga and Parvati. Sometimes known as Mena.

Menaka

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Mesha

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Aries. The ram. Sometimes called Mesha.

Metteya

The Pali version of the Sanskrit Maitreya. Sometimes called Metteya.

Mhalsa

A goddess. A form of Parvati. Consort of Khandoba. Also known as Mhalsa, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mangata, Raudri, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati or Cambodian Lady Po Nagar.

Midhusa

Son of Indra and Indrani. On occassion, called Midhusa.

Mina

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Pisces the fish. Also commonly known as Mina.

Minakshi

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Mira

A princess who loved Krishna so dearly that her soul was merged with his. In some references, called Mira, Miraben or Miraben.

Mithuna

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Gemini the twins. Identified as Mithuna, Mithun, Mithun or Mithuna.

mithuna

The state of being a couple: the sexual. Union of devotees. Occasionally identified as mithuna, Mithun, Mithun, Mithuna or Mithuna.

Mitra

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modaka

A cake used in sacrificial rites. Also called modaka.

Moha

A demon. He was opposed by the Matrika, Kumari. Also identified as Moha.

Mohini

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moksha

Deliverance: release from the cycle of rebirth. Also called moksha, moksa, moksa, mukti, mukti, Sanskrit mukti, Sanskrit mukti, Nirvana, Nirvana, Kashi, Kasi, Mahasukha, Nibbana, Sangsara, Sangsara or Nirvana.

Mount Govardhana

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Mount Kailasa

The site of the paradise of Shiva. Occasionally referred to as Mount Kailasa, Silver Mountain or Silver Mountain.

Mount Mandara

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Mount Meru

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mouse

The animal used as transport. By Ganesha. Also commonly identified as mouse.

Mrgasiras

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. In some references, called Mrgasiras.

Mriga

A form of Prajipati, identified with the constellation Orion. On occassion, called Mriga, Prajapati, Prajapati, Angiras, Lord of Creation, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Progeny, Pitri, Pitar, Purusha, Daksha, Dhatri, Ka, Seven Rishis, Prajapati, Prajapati or Ka.

Mrityu

A goddess of death. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Mrityu, Mrytu, Mrytu, Buddhist Mara or Buddhist Mara.

Muchukunda

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Mudgala

A saint. It is said that he refused to go to heaven when his time came and continued his life of contemplation. At times, called Mudgala.

Mukhalinga

Shiva depicted with his face emerging. From his lingam. Sometimes identified as Mukhalinga, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Mukunda

A name for Vishnu as 'liberator'. In some accounts, referred to as Mukunda, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Mula

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also referred to as Mula.

Munda

A demon killed by Camunda. At times, referred to as Munda.

muni

A sage. These silent ascetics are said to be able to read the thoughts of others and to fly. Sometimes known as muni.

Munisvara

A saint worshipped as a demi-god. In some lore, occasionally identified as Munisvara, Tamil Municami or Tamil Municami.

Mura

One of the Danavas. Father of Yakshi. Occasionally referred to as Mura.

Murala

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Muru

A demon. He was said to have had some 7,000 sons, all of whom were killed by Krishna. Also known as Muru.

Musala

The pestle of Balarama. In some lore, occasionally called Musala.

Nachiketas

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Nadaka

A servant of Shiva. In some lore, occasionally known as Nadaka.

naga

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Naga

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nagakals

Decorated stones bearing a serpent. Motif, dedicated by women wanting. Children. Sometimes called nagakals.

Nagaloka

The realm of the Nagas. Occasionally called Nagaloka, Bhagavati, Bhagavati, Devi, Kali or Uma.

Nagapasa

The noose used by Varuna to bind. Sinners. Occasionally referred to as Nagapasa.

Nagaraja

A snake-god. Occasionally called Nagaraja, Nanda, Nanda, Ananda, Tibetan Klu(-rgyal) or Tibetan Klu(-rgyal).

Nagini

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Nahusha

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Naigameya

A goat-headed god. Also commonly referred to as Naigameya.

Nakshatras

A group of 27 star-goddesses. Daughters of Daksha. Consorts of Candra. In some accounts, known as Nakshatras, Naksatras or Naksatras.

Nakula

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Nala

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Namuci

A name of the monster otherwise. Known as Vritra. Known as Namuci, Ahi, Ahi, Ahu, Dragon of the Waters, Vitra, Vr(i)tra, Vritra, Mara, Mara, Kama, Kama or sacred mountains.

Nanda

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Nandaka

The sword of Vishnu. In some accounts, referred to as Nandaka.

Nandi

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Nandini

A cow of plenty. In some accounts, this was the marvellous animal that was owned by Vashishtha, in others it was equated with Surabhi. In some accounts, called Nandini, Kamadhenu, Kamadhenu, Kama Dhenu, Kamadhenus, Kamdhain, Kamdhenu, Savala or Surabhi.

Nandisha

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Nara

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nara

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Nara-raja

A name for Kubera as 'ruler of men'. Also referred to as Nara-raja, Kubera, Kubera, Duhsaha, Kubera, Dhana-pati, Dhanada, K(a)uvera, Kumbhakharna, Ratnagarbha, Vaishravana, Vibishana, Yaksha, Kubera Sudurmukha or Yaksha.

Narada

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Naraka

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Narakasura

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Naranarayana

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Narasinha

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Narasinhi

A mother-goddess, goddess of desire. A sakti of Narasinha. One of the astamataras. One of the navasaktis. Also referred to as Narasinhi, Candika or Candika.

Narayana

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Nari-mariama

A fertility-goddess. Identified as Nari-mariama, Mariana or Mariana.

Narmada

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Nasatya

One of the 2 Aswins. Twin brother of Dasra. Father of Nakula by Madri. In some accounts the twins were born from their mother's nose. Also referred to as Nasatya.

Nataraja

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Natesha

A name for Shiva as 'dancer'. In this form, Shiva is depicted with his left leg raised. Occasionally referred to as Natesha, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Dance, Nataraja, Shiva, Shiva, Natesa or Natesa.

Nathurama

A demon destroyed by Krishna. Occasionally called Nathurama.

Naubandhana

The place on Mount Himavat. Where Manu's boat came to rest after the flood. At times, identified as Naubandhana, Mount Himavat, Mount Himavat or Hindu.

Navadurgas

9 forms of Durga. On occassion, referred to as Navadurgas.

Navagvas

Seers who helped Indra to recover. The cloud-cattle stolen by Ahi. Also called Navagvas.

Navaratri

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navasaktis

A group of virgin goddesses. The 9 mataras. Sometimes known as navasaktis.

Nayaki

One of the 8 demonesses attendant on Durga. On occassion, known as Nayaki.

Nidra

A goddess of sleep. Daughter of Brahma. In some lore, occasionally known as Nidra.

Nikumbha

A king of the Asuras. Also identified as Nikumbha.

Niladevi

A consort of Vishnu. Also referred to as Niladevi, Tamil Pinnai or Tamil Pinnai.

Nilakantha

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Nilalohita

A form of Rudra. Identified as Nilalohita, Rudra, Rudra, Aparajita, Bhava, Bhima, Boar of the Sky, Ekadasarudra, Girisha, 'howler', Ishana, Lord of the Mountains, Mahadeva, Pas(h)upati, 'roarer', Sarva, Shambhu, Ugra, Assyrian Assara Mazas, Greek Dionysus or Persian Ahura Mazda.

Nilambara

Son of Indra and Indrani. Occasionally referred to as Nilambara.

Nimi

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Nine Brahmarishis

The 7 Brahmarishis plus Bhrigu and Daksha. Also known as Nine Brahmarishis, rishi, rishi, maharishi, mahatma, risi, rshi, rsi, Seven Rishis, The, r(i)si or femrishika.

Nirrita

A god of death. Guardian of the south-west, some say. He is depicted as being carried on a man's back. Also commonly referred to as Nirrita, Nirrta or Nirrta.

Nirriti

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Nirruti

An ancient Vedic god. Occasionally called Nirruti.

Nirvana

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Nisatha

Son of Balarama and Revati. Brother of Ulmuka. Also commonly referred to as Nisatha.

Nishada

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Nishtigri

Wife of Dyaus. Mother of Indra, some say. At times, known as Nishtigri.

Nishumbha

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Nitala

One of the 7 realms of Patala, home of the nagas. Occasionally called Nitala, Patala, Patala, Put, Thai Patal or underworld.

Nitighosha

The chariot of Brhaspati, drawn. By 8 horses. Occasionally referred to as Nitighosha.

Nivrittinatha

Brother of Jnanadeva. Occasionally known as Nivrittinatha.

noose

The weapon of Yama. Sometimes identified as noose.

Ola Bibi

A plague-goddess. Sometimes referred to as Ola Bibi, Olabibi or Olabibi.

Om

A sacred syllable: a mantra for meditation: a magic drum. Sometimes called Om, Omm, Omm, Om or Om.

Orb-of-Night

A name for Soma as the moon. On occassion, known as Orb-of-Night.

Padalon

The land of departed spirits into which there are 8 entrances. Sometimes identified as Padalon.

Padanjali

A saint. At times, called Padanjali.

Padma

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Padma-Pitha

A deity seated on a lotus. In some accounts, referred to as Padma-Pitha.

Padma-Purana

An epic, in some 50,000 couplets, which describes the creation. Occasionally identified as Padma-Purana, Book of the Golden Lotus or Book of the Golden Lotus.

Padmasambhava

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Padmavati

A name for Lakshmi as 'owner of the lotus'. In some references, identified as Padmavati.

Pagas

A horse of the Aswins. Called Pagas, Greek Pegasus or Greek Pegasus.

paigoels

Demons. These beings are said to have been angels who were expelled from heaven when they sinned. Sometimes called paigoels.

Paisunya

An evil spirit. This being was opposed to the Matrika, Chaumunda. Sometimes identified as Paisunya.

Pancabrahma

5 aspects of Shiva. These are listed as Aghora, Isana (dayas), Sadyojata, Tatpurusha and Vamadeva. Identified as Pancabrahma, Isana, Isana, Ishana, Ishama, Isanadayas, Isanadayas, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Isana(dayas) or Isana(dayas).

Pancanana

A form of Shiva. He is depicted as a naked demon with five faces, each with three eyes and wearing snakes as a necklace. Sometimes known as Pancanana, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

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Panchala

The realm of King Drupada. Also identified as Panchala.

Panchamukhi-Maruti

A name for Shiva in the west of India. Sometimes known as Panchamukhi-Maruti.

Panchatantra

A collection of fabulous stories. Occasionally identified as Panchatantra, Pancatantra, Pancatantra, Arab Kalilah wa Dinmah English Tables of Bidpai, Arab Kalilah wa Dinmah English Tables of Bidpai, French Fables de Pilpay, French Fables de Pilpay, Persian Anwar-u-Suhaili or Persian Anwar-u-Suhaili.

Panchayudha

A name for Vishnu as owner of 5 weapons. On occassion, identified as Panchayudha, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Pandaravasini

The Sanskrit version of White Tara. Also commonly called Pandaravasini, Tara, Tara, Kuan Yin, Queen of Heaven, Queen of Knowledge, Tarini, Arya-Tara, Bhrkuti-Tara, Dhanada, Ekajata, Janguli, Jayatara, Mahacinatara, Padmatara, Parnassavari, Prajna(paramita), Sitatara, Sukla-Tara, Syamatara, Vajratara, Vasya-Tara, Vidjyarajni, Chinese Kuan Yin, Tibetan Dolma, sGrol-ma, Blue Tara, Green Tara, Red Tara, Tara Amba or White Tara.

Pandavas

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pandu

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Pandu

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Pani

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Pansahi Mata

A mother-goddess. One of the saptamataras. Occasionally known as Pansahi Mata.

para

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para-brahman

The supreme absolute: ultimate reality. Sometimes referred to as para-brahman.

Para-Purusha

An evil man: all wickedness embodied in human form. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Para-Purusha.

Parabrahma

A spirit of the air. This being is manifest in five forms - Akasi tatwa, Apa, Prithivi, Taijas and Vayu. Sometimes known as Parabrahma.

Paradixion tree

A tree which is the home of doves which can kill the evil dragon which lives at the base of the tree. Also referred to as Paradixion tree.

Parama

The supreme being. This name is used for the Trimurti, the triple god, which represents the supreme being. Sometimes referred to as Parama, Trimurti, Trimurti, Trishiras or Sarvatma.

Paramesvar

A name for Surya as a creator. At times, known as Paramesvar, Paramasva, Paramasva or Hayagriva.

paranirvana

Transition from this life to Nirvana. Occasionally referred to as paranirvana.

Parashara

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parashu

The battle-axe given by Shiva to Parashurama. In some versions, Durga is depicted holding an axe. On occassion, known as parashu.

Parashurama

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Paravani

The peacock ridden by Karttikeya or Skanda. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Paravani.

Paravataksha

A Naga king. He lived under a holy tree which produced berries which conferred longevity and youth, attacking those who tried to pick the berries. Also commonly referred to as Paravataksha.

Parcher

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. In some accounts, known as Parcher.

Parijata

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Parikshit

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Parisadam

A tree said to grow only in heaven. Occasionally called Parisadam, Parijata, Parijata, Tree of Knowledge or The Tree of Knowledge.

Parisishtas

Sacred writings summarising the vedas. Occasionally called Parisishtas.

parivrajaka

A mendicant ascetic. Sometimes identified as parivrajaka.

Parjanya

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Parnada

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Parsu

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Parvati

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pasha

A noose, a symbol of Bhairava. In some versions, Durga is depicted holding a noose. On occassion, identified as pasha, pasa or pasa.

Pashabhrit

A name of Varuna as 'he who carries. A noose. ' Sometimes referred to as Pashabhrit, Pasabhrit, Pasabhrit, Pasi, Pasi, Varuna or Yama.

Pashupata

The spear of Shiva. Also called Pashupata, Pasupata or Pasupata.

pashupata-yoga

A collective name for later. Shaiva doctrines. Also commonly called pashupata-yoga.

Pashupati

An aspect of Agni, Rudra or Shiva as god of animals. Consort of Svaha, some say. Father of Sanmukha. In some references, called Pashupati, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, Lord of Cattle, Lord of Cattle, Pasupati or Pasupati.

Pasi

A name of Yama as 'the noosecarrier' or of Varuna as 'judge'. At times, called Pasi, Pashabhrit, Pashabhrit, Pasabhrit, Varuna, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dandadhara, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Kritanta, Preta-raja, Pitripati, Samana, Samavurti, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Patala

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Patara

The disc of the sun held by Vishnu. Occasionally called Patara.

Patripatan

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Pattinidevi

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Pauravas

The descendants of Puru. Ancestors of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Pauravas.

Pavaka

A name for Agni as 'purifier'. Sometimes known as Pavaka.

Pavana

A name of Vayu as consort of Anjana. At times, called Pavana, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Gandhavaha, Mahadeva, Maruta, Pushpadanta, Sadagata, Vata, Wai or Greek Aeolus.

Pavanarekha

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peacock

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Phul Mata

A mother-goddess. One of the saptamataras. On occassion, identified as Phul Mata.

Pinaka

Shiva's bow or trident. Sometimes known as Pinaka.

Pinnai

The Tamil version of Niladevi. Occasionally identified as Pinnai, Nappinnai or Nappinnai.

Pipru

A demon overcome by Indra. In some references, referred to as Pipru.

Pishasha-Loki

The home of the Pishashas. Also commonly referred to as Pishasha-Loki.

Pishashas

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Pita

A Brahmin deity embodying creation, preservation and destruction. In some references, identified as Pita.

Pitamaha

A name for Brahma as 'Grandfather'. Also called Pitamaha, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Varaha, Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi or Thai Phrom.

Pitari

A consort of Shiva. A navasakti. An aspect of Kali. Also referred to as Pitari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Kamakhya, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhagavati, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Devi, Dewi, Digambara, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Ishani, Kali Ma, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Kapalini, Karala, Karali, Kotari, Karna-Moti, Katyayani, Kirati, Kumari, Mahadevi, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Mahisha-Mardini, Parvati, Pinga, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, Simha-Vahini, The Black One, Uma, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari or Canda.

Pithastan

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Pitri

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Pitri-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, home of the ancestors. This realm is also referred to as Tapa-Loka. On occassion, called Pitri-Loka, Tapa-Loka or Tapa-Loka.

Pitripati

A name for Yama in his role as the one who receives the souls of the dead. At times, known as Pitripati, Lord of Ancestors, Lord of Ancestors, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dandadhara, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Kritanta, Pasi, Preta-raja, Samana, Samavurti, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Pitriyana

The way of the dead. In some accounts, called Pitriyana, Devayana or Devayana.

Piyusaharana

A god of medicine. An incarnation of Vishnu. In some references, called Piyusaharana, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Plaksha

One of the 7 island continents. At times, identified as Plaksha, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Krauncha, Kusa, Pushkara, Saka or Salmala.

Polamde

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. Sometimes referred to as Polamde, Shitala, Shitala, Agwani, Basanti, Lamkarya, Mahamai, Mariammai, Masani, Shitalamata, Sitala, Sitalamata or Sitala(mata).

Potaka

The Sanskrit name for the island. Home of Kuan Yin. Occasionally referred to as Potaka, Chinese P'u-t'o or Chinese P'u-t'o.

Prabhasa

One of Indra's 8 attendant gods. (dawn). Sometimes referred to as Prabhasa.

Pracanda

One of the 9 Navadurgas. In some lore, occasionally known as Pracanda, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Ugracangika, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi or Pacific Islands Batari.

Pracheta

Husband of Marisha. Father of Daksha in a later. Incarnation. On occassion, called Pracheta, Daksha, Daksha, Daksa, Prajapati, Prajapati, 'brilliant', Prajapati, 'skill', Ka, Prachetas, Prachetas, Prachestas or Prachestas.

Pradhana

A mother-goddess. One of the 9 navasaktis. At times, known as Pradhana.

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Prag Jyotisha

A fortress built by Naraka in which he held thousands of women. Prisoner. Occasionally identified as Prag Jyotisha.

Prahana

Primordial matter. In some references, called Prahana.

Prahlava

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Prajapati

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Prajna

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Prakriti

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Pralumba

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Pramlocha

A nymph. Mother of Marisha. She seduced the sage Kandu and bore his daughter, Marisha. In some references, referred to as Pramlocha.

Pranas

The 10 senses or vital breaths. These were the five Jnanendriyas and the five Karmendriyas. With Atman, they represented the eleven sons of Rudra. On occassion, identified as Pranas.

Pranasakti

A terrible goddess. Also commonly called Pranasakti.

prapti

A psychic power which enables. One to increase one's size without limit. Sometimes identified as prapti.

Prasetas

A name for Varuna as 'all-wise'. Referred to as Prasetas, Varuna, Varuna, Ahura Mazda, Assara Mazas, Lord of the Ocean, Anjana, Jalapati, Kesa, Pashabhrit, Pasi, Samraj, Variloma, Yadahpati, Yadhapati, Balinese Waruna, Greek Poseidon or Japanese Ryujin.

Prasuti

A goddess. Daughter of Manu. A consort of Daksha. Also commonly identified as Prasuti.

pratisarga

Dissolution and recreation. At times, identified as pratisarga.

Prativindhya

Son of Yudhisthura and Draupadi. In some accounts, referred to as Prativindhya.

Pratyangira

A terrible goddess. In some references, called Pratyangira.

Pratyusa

One of the 8 gods attendant on Indra (light). Also referred to as Pratyusa.

preta

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Preta

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Preta-Raja

A name for Yama as king of the ghosts. Occasionally referred to as Preta-Raja, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dandadhara, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Kritanta, Pasi, Preta-raja, Pitripati, Samana, Samavurti, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Prishata

A king of Panchala. Father of Drupada. In some lore, occasionally called Prishata.

Prisni

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Prithivi

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Prithu

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Priti

A goddess. Daughter of Daksha. Consort of Kamadeva. A sakti of Vishnu. Occasionally known as Priti.

Priyamkara

Son of Panchika and Abhirata. Referred to as Priyamkara.

Priyavrata

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Pulaha

A sage. One of the Seven Rishis. Occasionally identified as Pulaha.

Pulashtya

A sage, one of the 10 Rishis. Ancestor of the Vakshashas, some say. Grandfather of Kubera. Father of Vishravas. Occasionally called Pulashtya, Pulastya, Pulastya, Prajapati, Prajapati, Angiras, Brahma, Brighu, Daksha, Hiranya-garbha, Indra, Kashyapa, Lord of Creation, Lord of Creatures, Lord of Progeny, Manu, Matsya, Narada, Pitri, Savitri, Seven Rishis, The, Soma, Tvashtri, Vashishtha or Vishvamitra.

Pulinda

Son of Vijaya and Kuvanna. Brother of Pulindi. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Pulinda.

Pulindi

Daughter of Vijaya and Kuvanna. Sister of Pulinda. Sometimes referred to as Pulindi.

Puloma

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Puloman

Son of Danu. Father of Indrani. At times, identified as Puloman.

Punarvasu

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also identified as Punarvasu.

Punchkin

A giant frost-demon. In some lore, occasionally called Punchkin.

Pundarika

Agni, as one of the Dikpalas, or his. Elephant. On occassion, known as Pundarika.

Punitavati

A local goddess. A deified mortal. Also known as Punitavati.

punyajana

The friendly version of a yaksha. At times, referred to as punyajana.

Puranas

4th C. (or later) sacred books; Verses of legend, mythology and religion. In some references, identified as Puranas.

Purandara

Indra as 'destroyer of forts'. Sometimes called Purandara, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya, Trita Aptya, Puramdara or Puramdara.

Purandhi

A goddess of plenty. In some lore, occasionally called Purandhi, Purandi or Purandi.

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Purochana

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Purohita

A family priest. Brhaspati was referred to as the Purohita of the gods. In some accounts, called Purohita, Brhaspati, Brhaspati, Brahmanaspati, Brihaspati, Vrhaspati, Vrihaspati, Dhis(h)ana, Ganapati, Great Father, Jyeshtharaja, Sadasapati or Bali Bagaspati.

Puru

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Purukutsa

Husband of Narmada. He and his wife fought an underwater battle with the Gandharvas and defeated them. In some references, identified as Purukutsa.

Pururavas

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Purusha

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Purusha-sukta

Part of the Rig-veda describing one. Version of creation. Occasionally called Purusha-sukta, Hymn of the Primitive Man, Hymn of the Primitive Man or Purushs-sukta.

Purushattama

A supreme being: a creator: the logos. On occassion, referred to as Purushattama.

Purvabhadrapada

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksaktras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. In some accounts, known as Purvabhadrapada.

Purvaphalguni

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also commonly referred to as Purvaphalguni.

Purvasadha

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. In some references, identified as Purvasadha.

Pushan

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Pushkara

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Pushpadanta

Vayu, as one of the Dikpalas, or his elephant. In some references, identified as Pushpadanta, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Gandhavaha, Mahadeva, Maruta, Pavana, Sadagata, Vata, Wai or Greek Aeolus.

Pushpagiri

An undersea mountain. This was the site of Varuna's palace which is in Sukha, the capital of Varuna's realm. On occassion, identified as Pushpagiri.

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Pusti

A fertility goddess. An aspect of Bhumadevi. A consort of Vishnu or Ganesa. Sometimes called Pusti, Bhumidevi, Bhumidevi, Bhudevi, Vasudhara, Zami-Mata, Mahi or Vasudhara.

Pusya

A goddess of fortune. One of the Nakshatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Occasionally known as Pusya.

Putana

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pygmy

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Radha

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Raga

A deity, melody personified. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Raga.

Ragalata

A name of Rati as vine of love. At times, identified as Ragalata, Rati, Rati, 'delight', Kelikila, 'lust', Mayarati, Mayavati, Greek Aphrodite or Roman Venus.

Ragavrinta

A name of Kama as passion. Referred to as Ragavrinta, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Raghu

A king. An ancestor of Rama. Son of Dilipa. Sometimes identified as Raghu.

Ragini

A goddess of music. Sometimes referred to as Ragini, emotion or emotion.

Rahu

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Raivata

A king. Father of Revaki. Sometimes referred to as Raivata.

Rajamatangi

A goddess. Identified as Rajamatangi.

rajarshi

A king who becomes a sage or a demigod. As the result of asceticism. At times, identified as rajarshi.

rajas

One of the 3 gunas governing the transmigration of souls. In some lore, occasionally called rajas.

Rajashika

Those who worship the rakshasas or the yakshas. Occasionally called Rajashika.

Raji

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Raka

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rakshasa

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Rakshasa-Loka

The home of the rakshasas. Occasionally called Rakshasa-Loka.

Rakshasaraja

A king of the rakshasas. Also called Rakshasaraja.

rakshasi

A female version of a rakshasa. Sometimes identified as rakshasi, Javanese rekshasi or Javanese rekshasi.

Raktadanti

A name for Devi, Durga, Kali and Uma. As 'bloody-toothed'. Sometimes known as Raktadanti, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Karala, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

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Rama

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Ramanavami

A festival celebrating the birthday of Rama, held in the month of Caitra (March/April). Sometimes identified as Ramanavami, Birthday of Lord Rama or Birthday of Lord Rama.

Ramayana

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Rambha

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Ramcarismanas

A collection of stories about Rama. Also called Ramcarismanas.

Ramlila

A dramatic performance of the Ramayana. Identified as Ramlila.

Rasa

The river which separates this world. From the underworld. Also commonly referred to as Rasa.

Rasa-Lila

A love-dance: the dance of Krishna. In some references, known as Rasa-Lila.

Rasatala

One of the 7 realms of Patala, home of the Daityas and the Danavas. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Rasatala.

Rathayatra

The festival of the Pilgrimage of the Chariot, held in honour of Jagannath, in the month of Ashada. In some accounts, called Rathayatra, Pilgrimage of the Chariot or Pilgrimage of the Chariot.

Rati

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Ratna

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Ratnagarbha

A name for Kubera as belly-jewel. Occasionally identified as Ratnagarbha, Kubera, Kubera, Duhsaha, Kubera, Dhana-pati, Dhanada, K(a)uvera, Kumbhakharna, Nara-raja, Vaishravana, Vibishana, Yaksha, Kubera Sudurmukha or Yaksha.

Ratnasanu

A name for Mount Meru as jewel peak. Sometimes referred to as Ratnasanu, Mount Meru, Mount Meru, Golden Mountain, Jewel Peak, Lotus Mountain, Mahameru, Meru, Mount Sumeru, Mount, The, Sumeru, Devaparvata, Hemadri, Karnikacala or The Mount.

Ratri

A goddess of the starlit night. Daughter of Prajapati. Sister of Ushas. At times, called Ratri.

Raudri

A mother-goddess. One of the navasaktis. An aspect of Parvati. Occasionally referred to as Raudri, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Vindhya-Vasini, Balinese Parwati, Prawati or Cambodian Lady Po Nagar.

Raurava

One of the realms of hell. This is the realm reserved for the punishment of sadists by tearing them to pieces. Occasionally referred to as Raurava.

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Renuka

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Revanta

A god of the hunt, the second. Manu. Son of Surya and Sanjna. Occasionally identified as Revanta.

Revati

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Ribhu

One of the 3 Ribhus. Occasionally identified as Ribhu, Arbu or Arbu.

Ribhus

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Riddhi

A goddess of good fortune. Consort of Ganesha. Wife of Kubera, some say. In some accounts, identified as Riddhi, 'prosperity' or 'prosperity'.

Rigveda

The first of the 4 Vedas, a collection of about 1,000 hymns in 6 books. Sometimes referred to as Rigveda, Rg Veda, Rg Veda, Rig Veda, Rig Veda, Riga Veda, Riga Veda, Royal Veda, Royal Veda, R(i)g Veda or R(i)g Veda.

Rigvedic

A cloud-snake. In some accounts, known as Rigvedic, Rgvedic or Rgvedic.

rishi

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rishika

A female seer. Occasionally identified as rishika, malerishi or malerishi.

Rishya-Shringa

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Rita

A god(dess) of the seasons and fate. Sometimes identified as Rita, Arta, Arta or Asha Vahishta.

Rituparna

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Rodha

A division of Naraka reserved for stranglers, cow-killers and those who plunder towns. In some references, called Rodha.

Roga

A charioteer for Yama. Sometimes identified as Roga.

Rohini

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Rohita

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Rohits

Horses pulling the chariot of Surya. In some accounts, the animals are equated with the Harits. Occasionally referred to as Rohits, Rohita, Rohita, 'red', Rohita or Rohita.

Rosa

A river in heaven. Also commonly referred to as Rosa.

Rsabha

Son of Indra and Indrani. In some accounts he is an incarnation of Vishnu. Known as Rsabha, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai, Jagannath, Jain Rsabhanatha or Jain Rsabhanatha.

Rtus

Deities ruling the seasons. Also known as Rtus, Greek Horae, Greek Horae or Hours.

Ruch

Father of Yajna by Dakshina. In some lore, occasionally known as Ruch.

Rudra

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rudra-aksha

A third eye, placed in the middle of the forehead, a feature of some deities. In some references, known as rudra-aksha.

Rudracandra

A form of Durga. One of the Navadurgas. In some accounts, called Rudracandra.

Rudracarcika

A mother-goddess. One of the Astamataras. In other accounts she is a form of Durga. Sometimes called Rudracarcika.

Rudrani

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Rukmin

A prince. Brother of Rukmini. Also referred to as Rukmin, Rukma or Rukma.

Rukmini

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Ruma

Wife of Sugriva. Also commonly known as Ruma.

Rumra

A name of Aruna as 'tawny'. Also commonly referred to as Rumra, Aruna, Aruna, Rumar, Greek Eos or Roman Aurora.

Rurava

A division of Naraka reserved for liars. Also identified as Rurava.

Sa-Yoni

A name for Indra in the period when his body bore 1,000 images of the female genital organ. In some lore, occasionally known as Sa-Yoni, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

Sabala

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Sachi

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sacred thread

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Sadagata

A name of Vayu as 'always moving'. Occasionally identified as Sadagata, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Gandhavaha, Mahadeva, Maruta, Pavana, Pushpadanta, Vata, Wai or Greek Aeolus.

Sadana

A name for Lakshmi as the ocean. In some references, identified as Sadana, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri, Phra Naret, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Sadasapati

A name for Brhaspati as 'lord of gatherings'. In some accounts, called Sadasapati, Brhaspati, Brhaspati, Brahmanaspati, Brihaspati, Vrhaspati, Vrihaspati, Dhis(h)ana, Ganapati, Great Father, Jyeshtharaja, Purohita or Bali Bagaspati.

saddhu

A mendicant ascetic holy man: a saint. Also referred to as saddhu, sadhu, sadhu, sadhvi, sadhvi, femalesadhvi, femalesadhvi, siddhu or siddhu.

Sadhya

One of a group of minor deities; A type of Gana. One of the kindly dead, some say. Occasionally referred to as Sadhya.

Sadyojata

One of the 5 aspects of Shiva known. As Pancabrahma. On occassion, known as Sadyojata, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

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Sahadeva

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Saka

One of the 7 island-continents. In some lore, occasionally known as Saka, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Krauncha, Kusa, Plaksha, Pushkara or Salmala.

Sakha

Son of Skanda. Sometimes identified as Sakha.

Sakka

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Saktasura

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Saktri

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Salagrama

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Salmala

One of the 7 island-continents. Also referred to as Salmala, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Krauncha, Kusa, Plaksha, Pushkara or Saka.

Samadhi

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Samana

A name of Yama as 'the settler'. Also known as Samana, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dandadhara, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Kritanta, Pasi, Preta-raja, Pitripati, Samavurti, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Samantaka

A name for Kama as 'destroyer of peace'. Sometimes referred to as Samantaka, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

samatapancaka

The altar of Brahma. On occassion, known as samatapancaka.

Samaveda

One of the 4 Vedas, sacred verses to be chanted at sacrifices. On occassion, referred to as Samaveda, Sama Veda or Sama Veda.

Samavurti

A name for Yama as the judge of the souls of the dead. In some accounts, identified as Samavurti, Yama, Yama, Adipati, Yama, Dandadhara, Dharma-Raja, Kala(ri), Kritanta, Pasi, Preta-raja, Pitripati, Samana, Yamaraja; Buddhist Ratnasambhava, Vamana, Chinese Yen Wang, Greek Hades, Japanese Emma-O, Norse Ymir, Pacific Yama-Raja, Persian Yama, Tibetan Phyi-Sgrub or Vaivasvata.

Samhita

The corpus of sacred books of Vaishaism: a collection of hymns and Vedas. In some references, identified as Samhita.

Sampati

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Samraj

A name of Indra as 'supreme ruler'. As a duality with Varuna. Sometimes called Samraj, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya, Trita Aptya, Varuna, Varuna, Ahura Mazda, Assara Mazas, Lord of the Ocean, Anjana, Jalapati, Kesa, Pashabhrit, Pasi, Prasetas, Variloma, Yadahpati, Yadhapati, Balinese Waruna, Greek Poseidon or Japanese Ryujin.

samsara

The continuous cycle of rebirth. At times, called samsara.

Samsara-Guru

A name for Kama as 'leader of the world'. Occasionally called Samsara-Guru, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Samvarta

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Sanda

A demon. On occassion, known as Sanda.

Sandhya

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Sandipani

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Sanghata-Parvata

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Sangika

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sanhita

A sub-division of a veda dealing with ganas and mantras. Occasionally referred to as sanhita.

Sanjaya

A charioteer to Dhartarashtra. In some references, referred to as Sanjaya.

Sanjna

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Sanmukha

A god of the calendar. An aspect of Skanda. Son of Pasupati and Svadha. In some references, identified as Sanmukha.

Sannyasi

An ascetic or mendicant: the fourth stage of the orthodox. Brahmin's progression. In some references, referred to as Sannyasi.

Santa

A mother-goddess. One of the saptamataras. One of the astamataras. On occassion, referred to as Santa.

Santana

A minor god. Son of Ugra and Diksha. Also commonly identified as Santana.

Santi

A goddess. Consort of Tivikrama. On occassion, known as Santi.

Santoshi Mata

A mother-goddess. Also called Santoshi Mata.

Sapta-Loka

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Sapta Ratna

The Hindu version of the Seven. Treasures of Buddhism. Sometimes identified as Sapta Ratna.

Saptamataras

A group of 7 minor goddesses. Occasionally referred to as Saptamataras.

Saptashati

A poem of some 700 couplets in honour of Devi's conquest of demons. On occassion, called Saptashati.

Sarada Devi

Wife of Ramakrishna. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Sarada Devi.

Sarasraksha

A name for Indra as 'thousand-eyed'. In some references, known as Sarasraksha, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

Sarasvant

A female water-spirit. Sometimes called Sarasvant.

Sarasvati

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Sarasvati-puja

A festival of homage to Sarasvati in January or February. Referred to as Sarasvati-puja, Homage to Sarasvati or Homage to Sarasvati.

sarga

Creation. Known as sarga.

Sarga

A minor god. Son of Shiva (Bhima) and Disa. Sometimes identified as Sarga.

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Sarnga

The bow of Vishnu. In some accounts, referred to as Sarnga.

Sarvaga

Son of Bhima and Balandhara. In some accounts, known as Sarvaga.

Sarvapayajaha

A god. One of the Dhyanibodhisattvas. Sometimes known as Sarvapayajaha.

Sarvatma

The totality of spiritual force, represented by the Trimurti. In some references, known as Sarvatma, Trimurti, Trimurti, Trishiras or Parama.

Saryata

A king. Father of Sukanya. Sometimes known as Saryata.

Sasthi

A goddess. She is the guardian of the sixth day after the birth of a child and protects her devotees from smallpox. Also commonly called Sasthi.

Satabhisa

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Known as Satabhisa.

Satapatha Brahmana

A collection of stories including the story of Manu and the fish. Sometimes known as Satapatha Brahmana.

Satavahana

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Sati

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Satki

A javelin, one of the weapons of Durga. In some references, referred to as Satki.

Satrajit

Father of Satyabhama. In some lore, occasionally identified as Satrajit.

Satrughna

A god. Son of Dasa-ratha and Sumitra. Brother of Lakshmana. Also identified as Satrughna, Thai Satrud or Thai Satrud.

sattva

One of the 3 gunas covering the transmigration of the soul. Sometimes called sattva.

Satya-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, home of the gods. Also known as Satya-Loka, Abode of Truth, Abode of Truth, brahma-loka, brahma-loka, Brahma-Loka or Brahma-Loka.

Satyabhama

A Tamil goddess. Daughter of Satrajit. A consort of Krishna and Vishnu. Occasionally referred to as Satyabhama.

Satyavana

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Satyavati

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Satyavrata

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Saubha

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Saubhari

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Saunanda

The club of Balarama. Also identified as Saunanda.

Savarkama

A king. Father of Rituparna. Also identified as Savarkama.

Savarni

Son of Surya. Brother of Shani. Also identified as Savarni.

Savitri

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Sedhu-Lal

An attendant on the smallpox. Goddess, Shitala. At times, called Sedhu-Lal.

Sena

The Hindu equivalent of bacchante. Sometimes known as Sena, Devasena, Devasena or Sena.

Sena-pati

A name of Karttikeya as 'commander of armies'. Identified as Sena-pati, Karttikeya, Karttikeya, Kartikeya, Karttikaya, Skanda, Agneya, Ganga-ja, Guha, K(a)umara, Mahasena, Mangala, Subra(h)manya, Greek Ares, Senapati, Senapati or Sena-pati.

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Seyon

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Shachipati

A name for Indra as 'mighty lord'. Also called Shachipati, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

Shadanana-Subrahmanya

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Shaibya

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Shakini

A demoness attendant on Durga. Also commonly referred to as Shakini.

Shakra

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shakta

One who worships a skakti. In some lore, occasionally known as shakta, sakta or sakta.

Shaktar

The king Kalmashapada in the form of a man-eating demon. On occassion, identified as Shaktar, Kalmasha-pada, Kalmasha-pada, Kalmashapada or Kalmashapada.

shakti

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Shakti

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Shaktiman

An epithet for Shiva as 'he who has power'. At times, known as Shaktiman, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Shakuntala

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Shalya

A king. He fought on the side of the Kauravas against the Pandavas and was killed in battle. At times, identified as Shalya.

Shamba

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Shambhara

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Shani

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Shanka-Sura

In some accounts, a demon killed. By Krishna. Sometimes referred to as Shanka-Sura.

Shankara

A manifestation of Bhairava; a name for Shiva as 'the auspicious one', peace or 'healer'. Sometimes known as Shankara, Bhairava, Bhairava, Bhairava, Mahakala, Bhairon, Ksetrapala, Mahakala, Shamkara, Sankara or Sankara.

Shankari

A mother-goddess. One of the saptamataras. At times, identified as Shankari, Sankari or Sankari.

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Shankha

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Shanta

Daughter of Dasha-ratha. Wife of Risha-Shringa. She was adopted by the king, Lomopada, and married Risha Shringa, a youth born of a doe. In some accounts, known as Shanta.

Shantanu

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Shanti

A goddess of peace. In some references, identified as Shanti.

Shanti-Niketa

The heaven of Shanti, goddess of peace. At times, identified as Shanti-Niketa.

Sharabangha

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Sharabha

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sharada

The lute, symbol of Sarasvati. In some accounts, called sharada.

Sharama

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Sharamaya

A god of the air. Offspring of Sharama. In some accounts the Sharamayas are two dogs guarding the underworld. Sometimes referred to as Sharamaya.

Sharanyu

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Shasha

A hare, said to live in the moon. In some accounts, known as Shasha, Shashi, Shashi or Shashin.

Shashi

The moon. It is said that the hare lives on the moon or that the moon-goddess herself is a hare. Identified as Shashi, Shasha, Shasha, Shashin or Shashin.

Shashthi

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Shatahrada

Consort of Kala. Mother of Viradha. In some accounts, called Shatahrada.

Shatananda

Husband of Radha. He found the child Karna who had been abandoned and reared him as his own son. Identified as Shatananda.

Shatarupa

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Shatrughna

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Shaumya

A name for Shiva in his peaceful. Aspect. In some lore, occasionally identified as Shaumya, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Shera Wali Matha

A goddess. At times, known as Shera Wali Matha.

Shishupala

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Shitala

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Shiva

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Shiva Bhuteswara

A name of Shiva as 'haunter of cemeteries'. Sometimes called Shiva Bhuteswara.

Shiva Nataraja

A name of Shiva as 'Lord of the Dance'. Occasionally identified as Shiva Nataraja.

Shiva Purana

A work comprising over 24,000 verses, in the tradition of Shaivism. Sometimes identified as Shiva Purana.

Shiva-Sutra

A core text of Shaivism in Kashmir, said to have been composed. By Vasugupta. Sometimes referred to as Shiva-Sutra.

Shivananasiddhyar

The sacred writings of Shaivism. On occassion, referred to as Shivananasiddhyar.

Shivaratri

A feast celebrating the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, held in the period. February-March. On occassion, known as Shivaratri.

Shivi

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Shosti

A goddess of birth. She is depicted as riding a cat. Also called Shosti.

Shradda

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shradda

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Shrivatsa

A mark on the breast of Vishnu. Occasionally identified as Shrivatsa.

Shrutadeva

Sister of Vasudeva. Mother of Shishupala by Dama Ghosha. At times, identified as Shrutadeva.

Shruti

Sacred scriptures. Also called Shruti.

Shuddhodhana

A king of the Sakya tribe. The deified father of the Buddha. Consort of Mayadevi. Occasionally referred to as Shuddhodhana, Shuddhodana, Shuddhodana, Suddhodama, Suddhodama, Suddhodana, Suddhodana, Suddhodhana, Suddhodhana, Suddodhana or Suddodhana.

Shudharma

A hall in Indra's heaven, Svarga. Sometimes called Shudharma, Sudharma, Sudharma, Sudharmar or Sudharmar.

Shukasaptati

A book of stories, 70 in all, told by a parrot. Occasionally called Shukasaptati, Persian Tuti Nameh or Persian Tuti Nameh.

Shuki

Daughter of Surabhi. Mother of parrots. Also known as Shuki.

Shukra

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Shumbha

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Shurpanakha

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Siddha

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Siddha Sila

The heavenly home of the siddhas. Also identified as Siddha Sila.

Siddhi

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siddhu

An ascetic: religious instruction: a variety of yoga. Also known as siddhu, saddhu, saddhu, sadhu, sadhvi or femalesadhvi.

Sikhandin

One of the vidyesvaras. An aspect of Shiva. Also known as Sikhandin, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Silappadikaram

A Tamil name for Balarama. Husband of Korraval. Sometimes called Silappadikaram, Balarama, Balarama, Bala-Ram, Bala-Rama, Balahadra, Langali, Halayudha, Madhupriya, Jain Baladeva, Tamil Samkarsana or Pacific.

Simha

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Leo the lion. Occasionally identified as Simha.

Simha-Rathi

A name for Devi or Durga. Riding a lion. Occasionally referred to as Simha-Rathi, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi or Pacific Islands Batari.

Simha-Vahini

A name for Devi, Durga, Kali or Uma riding on a lion. Also called Simha-Vahini, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Snow Queen, Supreme Goddess, Uma, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Durgha, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Rudra(carcika), Shas(h)t(h)i, Ugracangika, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi, Pacific Islands Batari, Kali, Kali, Black One, The, Ambi(ka), Ankalamman, Anna-Purna, Bhavani, Bhimadevi, Bhuta-Nayaki Black One, Dewi, Digambara, Kali Ma, Karala, Katyayani, Kumari, Mahakali, Mahes(h)vari, Pitari, The Black One, Vijaya, Javanese Ambu Dewi, Lara Jonggrang, Ratu Lara Kidul, Pacific Batari, Canda, Uma, Uma, Ambi, Kamakya, 'mother', Shas()ht(h)i, Cambodian Lady Po Nagar, East Indies Dewi or Japanese Umahi.

Sindhu

A river-goddess. On occassion, referred to as Sindhu.

Sinivali

A moon-goddess and goddess of good fortune. At times, called Sinivali.

sipar

A shield, one of the weapons of Durga. Also called sipar.

Sirima

One of the yakshas. Also commonly referred to as Sirima.

sishana

The phallus as an object of worship. In some references, known as sishana, lingam, lingam, linga, Shivalingam, linga or Sishana.

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Sitabrahma

One of the 8 Dharmapalas. Sometimes called Sitabrahma, White Brahma or White Brahma.

Sivottama

A minor god. One of the vidyesvaras. Identified as Sivottama.

Skambha

A name for Purusha in his role. Supporting the universe. On occassion, referred to as Skambha, Skamba, Skamba, Greek Atlas, Greek Atlas or Upelluri.

Skanda

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Smara

A name for Kama as 'memory'. Sometimes identified as Smara, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

smashana

The place where Shiva dances. In some lore, occasionally known as smashana.

Snarayatra

A festival in honour of Jagannath. Occasionally referred to as Snarayatra.

Sodasi

A minor goddess. A sakti of Shiva. Sometimes referred to as Sodasi.

soma

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Soma

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Somadeva

An 11th C. Writer, author of Katha-Sarit-Sagara. Occasionally identified as Somadeva.

Somanatha

A name of Shiva as Lord of the Moon. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Somanatha, Lord of the Moon, Lord of the Moon, Chandraprabha, Shiva, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Somapa

The spirit of Brahma, a class of Priti. Referred to as Somapa.

Somaskanda

An aspect of Shiva. Sometimes identified as Somaskanda, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Somavita

A moon-goddess. Also commonly referred to as Somavita.

Sravana

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also called Sravana.

Sri

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Sri-gaja

A white elephant associated with Lakshmi. Sometimes called Sri-gaja, Megha, Megha or cloud.

Sri Lanka

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Sri Yantra

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Srikantha

One of the vidyesvaras. An aspect of Shiva. Occasionally referred to as Srikantha, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Srivdyadevi

A terrible goddess. Also identified as Srivdyadevi.

Sthanu

A name for Shiva as an ascetic. Occasionally referred to as Sthanu, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Su-Mitra

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Subahu

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Subala

A king. Father of Gandhari. In some references, referred to as Subala.

Subhadra

A goddess. Daughter of Surabhi or Vasudeva. Sister of Krishna. Mother of Abhimanyu by Arjuna. Also commonly called Subhadra, East Indies Dewi Shri, East Indies Dewi Shri, Rukmini, Sembadra, Sembadra or Subadra.

Subrahmanya

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Suchiloma

One of the Yakshas. Also called Suchiloma.

Suchimukha

One of the realms of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of misers who have strands of barbed wire wound round their bodies. In some lore, occasionally known as Suchimukha.

sudarshana

Vishnu's discus which he used as a weapon. Also commonly called sudarshana.

Sudeva

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Sudhavan

An archer-god. In some accounts, identified as Sudhavan.

Sudjumna

Son of Vaivasvata. He is said to have changed sex quite often. Also known as Sudjumna.

Sudurmukha

An evil king, the second incarnation of Kubera. In some references, referred to as Sudurmukha, Kubera, Kubera, Dhana-Pati, K(a)uvera, Hindu Vaishravana, Indonesian Kuwera, Japanese Bishamon, Kompira, Thai Kupera, Tibetan Rnam-thos-sras or Kubera.

Sugriva

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Sukanya

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Sukara

A division of Naraka reserved for drunkards and stealers of gold. On occassion, referred to as Sukara.

Sukha

The capital of Varuna's undersea. Realm, Pushpagiri. In some references, identified as Sukha.

Sukramukha

One of the realms of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of tyrants - they are crushed between huge rollers. Also identified as Sukramukha.

Suksma

A minor god. One of the vidyesvaras. Also commonly known as Suksma.

Sulini

A minor goddess. Sometimes identified as Sulini.

Sumana

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Sumanakuta

The native name for Adam's Peak, regarded as the home of Sumana. In some accounts, called Sumanakuta, Adam's Peak, Adam's Peak, Adam's Footprint or Sumanala.

Sumantra

Indra's heavenly palace. In some accounts, called Sumantra.

Sumukha

A Naga. Husband of Gumakesi. Occasionally known as Sumukha.

Sunah-sepa

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Sunama

Brother of Kansa. He was one of those killed by the young Krishna. Occasionally identified as Sunama.

Sunanda

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Sunasira

A god of ploughshares. In some lore, occasionally known as Sunasira.

Sunda

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Sundara

A goddess. An aspect of Shiva as 'prosperous'. Also identified as Sundara, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Suniti

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Sunottara

A hunter who caught Chadanta, the elephant-bodhisattva. Sometimes called Sunottara.

Sunrta

A fertility-goddess. Also referred to as Sunrta.

Supavasu

One of the Yakshas. Also called Supavasu.

Supratika

One of the Dikpalas or the elephant. Helping him. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Supratika.

Supreme Goddess

A name for Devi. Sometimes known as Supreme Goddess, Devi, Devi, Ambika, Arya, Bhagavati, Bhairavi Bhimadevi, Bhramari, Bhuta-Nayaki, Black One, andi, Dakshaja, Dakshina, Dasha-Bhuja, Divine Mother, Durga, Gana-Nayaki, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Ishani, Jagadgauri, Jaganmata, Jaganmatri, Kali, Kamakhya, Kamaks(h)i, Kanyakumari, Karna-Moti, K(a)umari, Kotari, Mahadevi, Maha(maya), Mahes(h)vari Mahis(h)asuramardini, Parvati, Raktadanti, Rudrani, Sati, Shakti, S(h)itala(mata), Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Snow Queen or Uma.

Supreme Lord

A name for Shiva. Also commonly called Supreme Lord, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Sura

A king of Mathura. Father of Kunti. At times, called Sura, Varuni, Varuni, Sura, Suradevi, Varunani, Gauri, Mada or Greek Hebe.

Surabhi

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Surasi

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Suratha

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Suresvara

A god. One of the ekadasarudras. Also commonly identified as Suresvara.

Surupa

A ram-goddess. Daughter of Surabhi. She is one of the four supporters of the heavens, standing at the eastern corner. Also known as Surupa.

Surya

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Suryaa

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Suryabhauma

One of the Dikpalas or the elephant. Helping him. On occassion, identified as Suryabhauma, Kumuda or Kumuda.

Suryapuja

A spring festival in honour of Surya. Known as Suryapuja.

Sushena

A physician who could restore the dead to life. Also known as Sushena.

Sushna

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Susravas

A sun-god. Also identified as Susravas.

Sutala

One of the 7 realms of Patala. Occasionally referred to as Sutala.

Sutra

A book of ritual. Occasionally known as Sutra.

Svaha

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Svar

A sun-god. Identified as Svar, svark, svark, svar, svar or Svarga.

Svarbhanu

One of the asuras. The eclipse of the sun was attributed to Svarbhanu; that of the moon occurred when it was swallowed by Rahu. Referred to as Svarbhanu.

Svarga

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Svargapati

A name for Indra as 'lord of heaven'. Also called Svargapati, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Trita, Vajrapani, Vajri, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya or Trita Aptya.

svark

A word said to have been uttered by Prajapati which caused the sky to be created. Occasionally referred to as svark, svar, svar, Svarga, Svarga, Indra-Loka, Nandana, Suarga, Svar-Loka, Svarga-Loka, Swarga, Trayastrimsa, Devaloka, Jarog, Rarach, Rarog, Svar(ga)-Loka or Buddhist Trayastrimsa.

Svaru

A deity who conveys sacrifices to the gods. Sometimes identified as Svaru.

Svasthavesini

A terrible goddess. She is depicted with three heads and three eyes. On occassion, known as Svasthavesini.

svastika

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Svati

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also called Svati, Nistya or Nistya.

Svayambhu

A name for Brahma as creator. Also called Svayambhu, Svayambhuva or Svayambhuva.

Swanaya

A king noted for his generosity. Also commonly called Swanaya.

Syama

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Syamantakara

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Syenabhrita

A name for Soma. This name, 'eagle-borne', reflects the fact that his journeys to earth are made on the back of an eagle. Also referred to as Syenabhrita, Soma, Soma, Chandra, Oshadhi-Pati, Orb of Night or Prajapati.

Tahli

A talisman bearing the image of Lakshmi worn by Brahmin women. Also referred to as Tahli, Talee, Talee, Tali or Tali.

Taijas

Fire, one of the 5 forms of Parabrahma. Occasionally called Taijas.

Takshaka

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Talatala

One of the 7 realms of the underworld, Patala. In some accounts, known as Talatala.

tamas

One of the 3 gunas governing the transmigration of the soul. Also called tamas.

Tamsika

Those who worship ghosts and spirits such as bhutas, pretas, etc. In some accounts, known as Tamsika.

Tamusra

One of the realms of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of adulterers and thieves. In some lore, occasionally identified as Tamusra.

Tandava

A dance performed by Shiva at the end of each cycle of the universe. Occasionally referred to as Tandava.

Tandu

A god of the dance. The chief disciple of Shiva. Identified as Tandu.

Tantra

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Tanunapat

A name for Agni as 'always young'. Sometimes known as Tanunapat, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Trita, Ugra, Vaicnavara or Grahapati.

Tapa-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, the home of the demi-gods. In some references, known as Tapa-Loka, Pitri-Loka or Pitri-Loka.

Tapati

Daughter of the sun-god. Sometimes known as Tapati, 'heat' or 'heat'.

Tara

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Tara Bai

An ever-youthful star-maiden who lured mortals with her songs. Sometimes known as Tara Bai.

Taraka

A female, man-eating demon killed. By Rama. Mother of Maricha. Known as Taraka, Tara, Tara, Taraka, Tibetan Dolma or sGrol-ma.

Tarakamaya

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Tarakee

A hero who lived to the age of 1100. Called Tarakee.

Tarani

A name for the sun: a saviour deity. In some references, referred to as Tarani.

Taraswin

A name for Garuda as 'swift one'. Sometimes referred to as Taraswin, Garuda, Garuda, Devourer, Garutmant, Gerda, Jatayu, Suparna, Cambodian KruthJapanese Bingacho, Gario, Karobinga, Kasobinga, Tibetan Kyung-Gai in Go-can or Thai Khrut.

Tatpurusha

One of 5 aspects of Shiva known. As Pancabrahma. Sometimes identified as Tatpurusha, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva, Pancabrahma, Tatpurusa or Tatpurusa.

Tavatimsa

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Thakur-Deo

A local god in the north of India. Consort of Dharti Mata. Sometimes referred to as Thakur-Deo.

thug

A devotee of Kali. Occasionally known as thug, phansigar, phansigar, thag or thag.

thuggee

The practice of strangling victims, used by the thugs. Sometimes called thuggee.

thunderbolt

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Thunderstone

The weapon of Indra: a thunderbolt. Also commonly called Thunderstone, thunderbolt, thunderbolt, Vajra, vajra, vajra, vadjra, Javanese wajro, Japanese kongo, Polynesian wajera, Tibetan dorje, rdo-rje or thunderstone.

Tilottama

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Tir

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Tirrukural

A collection of poetic texts used in Shaivism in place of the 4 Vedas. Also commonly identified as Tirrukural.

Tiryak

One of the 6 gati, the region of beasts. Sometimes called Tiryak, Tyryakloka or Tyryakloka.

Titha

A name of Kama as fire. At times, identified as Titha, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Tivikrama

Husband of Santi. In some references, known as Tivikrama.

Tratr

A protective deity. Occasionally called Tratr.

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Tretayuga

An age of the world - the second - in which changes begin and men. Become less bound by duty. Also identified as Tretayuga, Treta Yuga, Treta Yuga, yuga, yuga, dvapara, kali-yuga, krita-yuga, time or yug.

Tri-Lochana

A name for Shiva as 'three-eyed'. In some references, referred to as Tri-Lochana, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Tri-loka

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trident

The symbol of Shiva as Bhairava. Occasionally identified as trident.

Trikantikadevi

A terrible goddess. Sometimes called Trikantikadevi.

Trikuta

Ravana's fortress, destroyed by Rama. Known as Trikuta.

Trimurti

The trinity of gods, Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. They are sometimes depicted as a triple-headed deity. Occasionally called Trimurti, Trishiras, Trishiras, Parama, Parama, Sarvatma or Sarvatma.

Trinavarta

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Tripada

A god of fever. At times, identified as Tripada.

Tripura

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Tripuratanka

An aspect of Shiva. Occasionally referred to as Tripuratanka, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Trishna

Daughter of Lakshmi. Sister or daughter of Kama. Occasionally identified as Trishna, tanha, tanha, trishna, Trisha, Trisha, Trishnavati, Trishnavati, Trisna, Trisna, Trisnavati, Trisnavati, Tris(h)navati or Tris(h)navati.

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Trita

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Trivikrama

A name of Visnu as Vamana. Consort of Santi. At times, identified as Trivikrama, Vamana, Vamana, Vamana-avatara, Vamen, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Vasu, Venkata, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai, Jagannath, 'three steps' or 'three steps'.

Tryambaka

A collective name for Agni and his. Two alternative forms, Trita (as. Lightning) and Surya (as the sun). Also commonly identified as Tryambaka.

Tula

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Libra. The scales. At times, known as Tula.

tulasi

A sacred plant, emblem of Vishnu: basil. Also commonly called tulasi, Tulsi, Tulsi, Tulasi, Tulasi or Vrindha.

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Tumburu

A Gandharva. As the result of a curse laid on him by Kubera, he became a giant rakshasa, Viradha. Occasionally referred to as Tumburu, Viradha, Viradha or Virada.

Turvasu

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Tushara

A name for Marisha as 'dew'. In some accounts, referred to as Tushara, Marisha or Marisha.

Tushita

One of a group of minor deities, a type of gana. Sometimes identified as Tushita, Tusita or Tusita.

Tvashtri

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Uccaishravas

A magical horse. This was the seventh thing to emerge at the Churning of the Ocean and became the horse of Indra. In some lore, occasionally called Uccaishravas, Uchchhaihsravas or Uchchhaihsravas.

Udgita

The Sanskrit version of the mantra Om. Also known as Udgita, Om, Om, aum, omm, pranava or udgita.

Ugra

A god. A name for Agni or Shiva as 'fierce one'. Consort of Diksa. Father of Santana. Also called Ugra, Agni, Agni, Agni-Yavishta, Agnis, Abhimani, Agni Yavis(h)ta, Asani, Bhava, Garuda, Grihaspati, Ishana, Jatavedas, Lord of the House, Mahadeva, Narasamsa, Pashupati, Pavaka Pramanthi, Pramati, Rudra, Sarva, Surya, Tanunapat, Trita, Vaicnavara, Grahapati, Rudra, Rudra, Aparajita, Bhima, Boar of the Sky, Ekadasarudra, Girisha, 'howler', Lord of the Mountains, Nilalohita, Pas(h)upati, 'roarer', Shambhu, Assyrian Assara Mazas, Greek Dionysus, Persian Ahura Mazda, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhavishya, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Ugracangika

A form of Durga. One of the navadurgas. Referred to as Ugracangika, Durga, Durga, Durga, Agni- Durga, Aparajita, Arya, Aticanadika, Bhadrakali, Camunda, Candanayika, Candarupa, Candavati, Candogra, Chinnamasta(ka), Dasha-Bhuja, Devi, Durgha, Kali, Kapalini, Karali, Kaushita, Kirati, K(a)umari, Mahadevi, Mahamari, Mahisha-Mardini, Pinga, Pracanda, Pramuni, Raktadanti, Rudra(carcika), Rudrani, Shakti, Shas(h)t(h)i, Simha-Rathi, Simha-Vahini, Uma, Yogini, Java Ambu Dewi or Pacific Islands Batari.

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Ugrasura

A snake-demon. He swallowed the infant Krishna but the boy grew to full stature in an instant and escaped by splitting open the snake's gullet. Also commonly known as Ugrasura.

Ugratara

A terrible goddess. She is depicted as carrying a corpse on her head. Occasionally identified as Ugratara.

Ulmuka

Son of Balarama and Revati. Brother of Nisatha. Sometimes referred to as Ulmuka.

Ulupi

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Uma

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upanayana

The sacred thread ceremony at puberty. Also identified as upanayana.

Upangas

One of the groups of sacred writings. Covering puranas, rituals, etc. In some lore, occasionally identified as Upangas.

Upanishad

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upashruti

A voice predicting disaster which can be heard in the night-watches. In some accounts, referred to as upashruti.

Upasunda

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Upavedas

One of the groups of sacred writings. Covering the arts, etc. On occassion, called Upavedas.

Urja

Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Vashishtha, some say. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Urja.

Urmita

Sister of Sita. Wife of Lakshmana. Mother of Angada and Chandraketu. In some accounts, called Urmita, Urmila or Urmila.

Urvara

A god of arable fields. Also known as Urvara.

Urvashi

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Usha

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Ushapati

A god of the dawn. Occasionally known as Ushapati.

Ushas

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Usunhi'ya

The Cherokee home of the dead. Occasionally called Usunhi'ya, Darkening Land, Darkening Land or Usunhi'yi.

Utatheya

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Uttama

Son of Uttanapada. Brother of Dhruva. In some accounts, known as Uttama.

Uttanapada

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Uttanka

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Uttara

Wife of Abhimanyu. Mother of Parikshit. Identified as Uttara.

Uttara Kuru

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Uttarabhadrapada

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also referred to as Uttarabhadrapada.

Uttarasadha

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also called Uttarasadha.

Uttarphalguni

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Occasionally identified as Uttarphalguni.

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Vagdevi

A name of Sarasvati as goddess of speech. Also commonly referred to as Vagdevi, Sarasvati, Sarasvati, Bharati, Brahmi, Logos, Mahasarasvati, Queen of Love, Savitri, Shatarupa, Vac(h), Vak, Pacific Islands Saraswati, Japanese Benten, Sandhya, Vach, Vach, Logos, Queen of Gods or Vac.

vahana

A vehicle of a god, often a bird or an animal. In some accounts, called vahana, vahama, vahama, vahanam, vahanam, 'vehicle' or 'vehicle'.

Vahuka

A charioteer in the Mahabharata. Identified as Vahuka.

Vaijayanta

The flagstaff of Indra. Also identified as Vaijayanta.

Vaikuntha

Heaven, the home of Vishnu on Mount Meru. In some lore, occasionally identified as Vaikuntha.

Vairagi

One of the demi-gods: the spirit of an ascetic, a form of Pitri. These beings live in Tapa-Loka. Sometimes identified as Vairagi, Vairaja or Vairaja.

Vaishnavi

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Vaishno Devi

A mother-goddess. Referred to as Vaishno Devi.

Vaishravana

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Vaisnavara

A name for Agni as 'one who belongs to all'. Sometimes referred to as Vaisnavara.

Vaitarani

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Vaivasvata

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Vaja

One of the 3 Rubhus. On occassion, identified as Vaja.

vajra

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Vajrakantaka

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Vajrapani

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Vajrapanibalin

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Vajri

A name for Indra as 'thunderer'. On occassion, called Vajri, Indra, Indra, Aptya, Bhatara Guru, Divaspati, Gadhi, Is(h)vara, Is(h)wara), Mahendra, Meghavahana, Prajapati, Purandara, Sa-yoni, Sakka, Samraj, Sarasraksha, Sayoni, Shachipati, Shakra, Svargapati, Trita, Vajrapani, Vasava, Vishvakarma, Vritrahan, Vrtraghna, Buddhist Amoghasiddhi, SakraBurmese Hkun-sa-ya, Cambodian Prah En, Chinese Ti-shih, Wei-t'o, Yin-to-lo, Greek Zeus, Japanese Shaka, TaishakuPersian Verethragna, Tamil Venda, Pajanya, Trita Aptya, Vajrapani, Vajrapani, Vajrapani or Vajrapani.

Vaka

A demon. Bhima is said to have killed this being, tearing him apart. Sometimes known as Vaka.

Vala

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Valli

A goddess. A consort of Skanda. In some lore, occasionally called Valli.

Vamacharins

A left-handed sect of Hindus who revere Sakti. Occasionally referred to as Vamacharins, Dakshinacharins, Dakshinacharins, Daksinacharins or Daksinacharins.

Vamadeva

One of the 5 aspects of Shiva known. As the Pancabrahma. Occasionally known as Vamadeva, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Vamana

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vanadevata

A tree spirit. Occasionally referred to as vanadevata.

Vanaspati

A deity who passes sacrificial offerings to the gods. Occasionally identified as Vanaspati.

Vapushmat

A demon. This being was killed by Dama whose father had been killed by Vapushmat. Also called Vapushmat.

Varaha

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Varahi

A mother-goddess. One of the 8 Matrikas. She was opposed by the demon Asuyu. Also commonly referred to as Varahi.

Varcin

A drought-demon. Also called Varcin.

Variloma

A name of Varuna as sea-god, 'he with the watery hair'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Variloma, Varuna, Varuna, Ahura Mazda, Assara Mazas, Lord of the Ocean, Anjana, Jalapati, Kesa, Pashabhrit, Pasi, Prasetas, Samraj, Yadahpati, Yadhapati, Balinese Waruna, Greek Poseidon or Japanese Ryujin.

Varuna

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Varunapragh

A festival in honour of Varuna. Sometimes called Varunapragh.

Varuni

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Vasanta

A goddess, spring personified. In some lore, occasionally called Vasanta, Vasantadevi or Vasantadevi.

Vasanta-Bandhu

An aspect of Kama as god of spring. Sometimes called Vasanta-Bandhu, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananda, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Buddhist Madhukara or Greek Eros.

Vashishtha

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Vastospati

A guardian house-spirit. At times, referred to as Vastospati.

Vasu

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Vasudeva

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Vasudhara

A fertility-goddess. A sakti of Kubera. Also called Vasudhara, Akshobhya, Akshobhya, Aksobhya, Imperturbable, The, Buddhakapala, Candarosana, Heruka, Hevajira, ahacinatara, Mahapratyangira, Manjushri, Nairamata, Rakta-Yamari, Theimperturbable, Ucchusma, Vajracarcika, Vajradaka, Vajraheruka, Vajrasana, Vighnamtaka, Yamantaka, Hindu Vishnu, Japanese Ashuku, Tibetan Samvara, Bhumidevi, Bhumidevi, Bhudevi, Vasudhara, Zami-Mata, Mahi or Pusti.

Vasuki

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vata

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vatsa

A mark on Shiva's breast. This mark was caused when water was thrown over Shiva by a sage, whose meditations the god had interrupted. Sometimes known as vatsa.

Vatsasuraa

One of the demons, in the form of a cow, sent by Kansa to kill the infant Krishna. In some lore, occasionally called Vatsasuraa.

Vatuka

One of a group of minor female deities. In some lore, occasionally known as Vatuka.

Vayu

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Vayubala

One of the 49 Maruts. Occasionally called Vayubala.

Vayumandala

One of the 49 Maruts. Also commonly referred to as Vayumandala.

Vayuvega

One of the 49 Maruts. Occasionally identified as Vayuvega.

Veda

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Vedangas

One of the groups of sacred. Writings covering poetry, religious ceremonies, etc. Known as Vedangas.

Vedavati

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veeran

Spirit-soldiers. These beings, controlled by Ayyanar, nightly rode out to fight demons. Also called veeran.

Vema

A goddess of sexual love. On occassion, referred to as Vema.

Vena

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Venkata

A form of Vishnu. In some accounts, known as Venkata, Venkatesa, Venkatesa, Vishnu, Vishnu, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Adhoksaja, Dakshina, Lord Creator, Lord of Sacred Wisdom, Lord of the Universe, Padma, Padma-Nabha, Primaeval Being, Vasu, Visnu, Wishnu, World Maintainer, Achyuta, Acyata, Adimurti, Ananta, Anatas(h)ayana, Annamurti, Bhumiya, Caturmurti, Dakshina, Dhanvantari, Dharma, Dhruva, Erlanga, Girija, hamsa, Hanuman, Hayagriva, Hrsikesa, Ishvara, Jala-Shayin, Janardana, Kala, Kesava, Mahadeva, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mandhatha, Manmatha, Mohini, Mukunda, Narada, Narasinha, Narayana, Padma(-Nabha), 'pervader', Panchayudha, Pandurganga, Piyusaharana, Pradyumna, Pr(i)thu, Rsabha, Salagrama, S(h)amba, Trivikrama, Vasu, Viratapurusa, Vis(h)varupa, Vithoba, Vitthali, Vyasa, Yajna, Yajnesh(var)a, Buddhist Akshobhya, Cambodian Hari, Harihara, Prah Noreai-Narayana, Chinese Wu-shun, Japanese Ashuku, Javanese Kresna, Sadana, Sadona, Pacific Islands Poe Mpalaburu, Wisnu, Thai Narayana, Phra Narai or Jagannath.

Vessavana

The Pali version of Vaishravana. Also commonly called Vessavana.

vetala

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Vibhandaka

King of the underworld. Father of Rishya-Shringa. In some lore, occasionally called Vibhandaka.

Vibhishana

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Vibhu

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Vichitravirya

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Vidhatr

A god of death. On occassion, called Vidhatr.

Vidyadhara

Demi-gods. These beings, whose realm is between heaven and earth, can assume any shape they choose and sometimes marry mortals. At times, called Vidyadhara, Taditkara, Taditkara or Vidyadhara.

vidyadhari

A nymph. These beings live in the forests and rivers. Sometimes identified as vidyadhari, bidadari, bidadari, bijadhari, bijadhari, Javanese widyadhari Pacific bidadari or Javanese widyadhari Pacific bidadari.

Vidyarajni

A name for Tara as Queen of Knowledge. On occassion, identified as Vidyarajni, Queen of Knowledge, Queen of Knowledge or Tara.

Vidyesvara

A group of 8 goddesses. Aspects of Shiva. Sometimes known as Vidyesvara.

Vigneshava

A name of Ganesha as 'lord of obstacles'. Sometimes called Vigneshava, Ganesha, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesh, Genesh, Ekadanta, Gajanana, Ganapati, Hastimukha, Lambodara, Lord of Obstacles, (Maha-)Ganapati, Buddhist Vighnantaka, Greek Hermes, Japanese Shoten, Heramba, Vigneshvara or Vigneshvara.

Vijaya

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Vikrama

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Vimana

The chariot of the gods. Also identified as Vimana.

Vinata

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Vinaya Pitaka

The rules of Buddhism, part of the Tripitaka. In some references, called Vinaya Pitaka, Book of Sermons or Book of Sermons.

Vindhya

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Vindhya-Vasini

An evil aspect of Parvati. Also called Vindhya-Vasini, Parvati, Parvati, Adrija, Ahladini-Sadini, Aja, Amba, Ambi(ka), Anna-Purna, Bhadrakali, Bhavani, Bhutamata, Devi, Durga, Gauri, Girija, Haima(va)ti, Kali, Kamakshi, Kumari, Mahadevi, Manasa, Mangata, Mhalsa, Raudri, Sati, Shakti, Snow Queen, Tripura, Uma, Vijaya, Balinese Parwati, Prawati or Cambodian Lady Po Nagar.

Vindhyavali

Wife of Bali, king of Sutala. Also commonly referred to as Vindhyavali.

Vipascit

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Virabhadra

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Viradha

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Viraj

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Virochana

A demon. Son of Prahlava. Father of Bali and Kalanemi, some say. Called Virochana.

Virudka

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Virula

The Pali version of Virudka. Occasionally identified as Virula.

Virupa

A fire-priest. Occasionally called Virupa.

Virupaksha

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Visakha

Son of Skanda. Occasionally identified as Visakha.

visha

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Vishnu

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Vishnu-Chaturbhuja

A version of Vishnu with 4 arms. Occasionally called Vishnu-Chaturbhuja.

Vishnu Sahasranaman

The 1,000 names of Vishnu. Also called Vishnu Sahasranaman.

Vishnu Trivikrama

The name of Vishnu when, as his fifth. Avatar Vamana, he changed from dwarf to giant. On occassion, identified as Vishnu Trivikrama.

Vishravas

Son of Pulashtya. Husband of Ilavida. Father of Kubera by Idavida. Father of Kumbhakarna, Ravana and Vibhishana by a rakshashi. At times, referred to as Vishravas, Visravas or Visravas.

Vishvakarma

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Vishvamitra

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Vishvanatha

A name for Shiva as 'lord of all things'. Occasionally called Vishvanatha, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Vishvantara

The Hindu version of Vessantara. Also referred to as Vishvantara.

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Vispala

An early deity. When his leg was cut off in battle, it was replaced with one made of iron. Also called Vispala.

Visvavasu

One of the Gandharvas. Father of Yama by a waternymph. Sometimes called Visvavasu.

Visvedeva

One of a group of minor deities: a type of Gana. Sometimes referred to as Visvedeva.

Vitala

One of the 7 realms of Patala. In some accounts, known as Vitala.

Vitthali

A god. An incarnation of Vishnu. At times, referred to as Vitthali, Pandurganga, Pandurganga, Vishnu, Vithoba or Vithoba.

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Vopadeva

A poet. He is said to have composed the Bhagavata-Purana. On occassion, known as Vopadeva.

Vriddhi

A goddess of growth. A manifestation of Lakshmi. Consort of Kubera. Sometimes referred to as Vriddhi, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Buddhist Maya, East Indies Dewi-Shri, Phra Naret, Vriddi or Vriddi.

Vrikodara

A name for Bhima as 'wolf's. Belly', reflecting his voracious. Appetite. Sometimes referred to as Vrikodara, Bhima, Bhima, Bhimasena, Jihma-yodhin, Javanese Bima, Javanese Werkudara or Javanese Werkudara.

Vrindavana

A wood. This wood is regarded as the site of Krishna's birth. Occasionally identified as Vrindavana.

Vrindha

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Vrishabha

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Taurus the bull. In some references, referred to as Vrishabha.

Vrishakapi

A monkey-god. A friend of Indra. Sometimes referred to as Vrishakapi.

Vrishchika

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Scorpio the scorpion. Sometimes referred to as Vrishchika.

Vrishni

An ancestor of Krishna. One of the Yadavas. On occassion, identified as Vrishni.

Vritra

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Vritrahana

A title of Indra as the killer of Vritra. Sometimes called Vritrahana, Armenian Vahagn, Armenian Vahagn, Heracles, Verethragna, Greek Heracles, Greek Heracles, Arsaphes, Baal Tyre, Gisdhubar, Hereklo, Khons, Krishna, Melkarth, Vahagn, Persian Verethragna, Persian Verethragna, Ahi, Ahi, Ahu, Dragon of the Waters or Vritra.

Vyagrapada

A saint. Sometimes called Vyagrapada.

Vyasa

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wagtail

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Wai

An evil aspect of Vayu. Sometimes called Wai, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Gandhavaha, Mahadeva, Maruta, Pavana, Pushpadanta, Sadagata, Vata or Greek Aeolus.

Walliamei

One of the consorts of Subramanya. In some references, identified as Walliamei.

Warayana

A name of Vishnu. On occassion, called Warayana, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Ananda, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

Yadavas

Ancestors of Krishna. Descendants of Yadu. Known as Yadavas.

Yadhapati

A name of Varuna in his role as sea-god, 'king of sea creatures'. In some accounts, known as Yadhapati, Varuna, Varuna, Ahura Mazda, Assara Mazas, Lord of the Ocean, Anjana, Jalapati, Kesa, Pashabhrit, Pasi, Prasetas, Samraj, Variloma, Yadahpati, Balinese Waruna, Greek Poseidon or Japanese Ryujin.

Yadu

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Yajna

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Yajnesha

A name for Vishnu as 'lord of sacrifice'. Occasionally known as Yajnesha, Yajneshvara or Yajneshvara.

Yajur Veda

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yaksha

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Yaksha-Loka

The home of the yakshas. Sometimes identified as Yaksha-Loka.

yakshagraha

A version of a yaksha which can take. Possession of mortals and drive. Them mad. On occassion, identified as yakshagraha.

yakshi

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Yakshi

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Yalnavakia

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Yama

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Yamaduta

A servant of Yama. His function is to guide the souls of the dead from this world to the underworld. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Yamaduta.

Yamaduti

A goddess attendant on Yama. On occassion, identified as Yamaduti.

Yamapura

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Yami

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yantra

A magical diagram used in meditation and worship. Sometimes referred to as yantra.

Yasoda

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Yati

An ascetic. A group of these men were killed by Indra who fed them to the hyaenas. In some accounts, known as Yati.

Yatus

Demons in the form of dogs or vultures. Also known as Yatus.

Yaudheya

Son of Yudhishthira and Devika. At times, known as Yaudheya.

Yayati

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Yelanna

A goddess. The priests of her cult recruit young girls and boys for prostitution. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Yelanna.

Yid'oni

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Yoga

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Yoganidra

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Yogasiddha

Mother of Vishvakarma by Bhuvana. In some lore, occasionally called Yogasiddha.

yogi

A practitioner of yoga: a sorcerer. Occasionally identified as yogi, yogee, yogee, femyogini or femyogini.

yogini

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Yogini

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yoni

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Yonijas

Worshippers of the yoni. Also referred to as Yonijas.

Yudhishthira

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yuga

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yupa

A post used in Brahmin sacrificial. Rites. Also referred to as yupa.

Yuvanasva

A man who, after drinking a potion, bore a boy from his side. On occassion, identified as Yuvanasva.

zebu

A hump-backed ox. This animal is sacred in many parts of Asia. In some references, called zebu.
Hindu Mythology