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

Abhapisacha

A name of Rahu as 'demon in the sky'. In some accounts, identified as Abhapisacha, Rahu, Rahu, Adhrapuisacha, Ketu, grabber, Chinese Lo-hou or Vajrapani.

Abhijit

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

Abhimani

A name for Agni as 'the proud one'. Also known as 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. Occasionally identified as abhisheka.

abhyasin

A male practitioner of Tantrism. Sometimes called abhyasin, yogin, yogin, sadhaka, sadhaka, femabhyasini or femabhyasini.

abhyasini

A female practitioner of Tantrism. Occasionally called abhyasini, maleabhyasin or maleabhyasin.

Achyuta

A name of Vishnu as 'unfallen'. At times, called 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. In some references, referred to as 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. Also commonly referred to 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. Sometimes called Adhasvara.

Adhvaryu

A priest officiating at a Brahmin sacrifice. On occassion, identified as Adhvaryu.

Adhyatman

The supreme spirit; soul of the universe. Occasionally identified as 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. Occasionally called Adi.

Adi-Daivata

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

Adimurti

An aspect of Vishnu seated in the coils of the world-serpent. Occasionally called 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. On occassion, identified 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. Also commonly identified as Aditya, Adityas, Adityas, Celestial Deities or Daityas.

Adityas

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Adrija

A name of Parvati as 'mountain. Born. Sometimes 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. At times, identified as Adrika.

Adrisyanta

Wife of Kalmashapada. Mother of Parashara. Also referred to as Adrisyanta.

Agartha

The underground realm of the King of the World. Also commonly identified as Agartha.

Agastya

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agati

Rebirth. Occasionally referred to as agati.

Aghora

A name of Shiva as 'the horrible one'. One of the 5 aspects of Shiva known. As the Pancabrahma. Identified 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. Also referred to as Aghori Panthi.

Agnayi

Wife of Agni, some say. On occassion, known as Agnayi, Agneyi, Agneyi, Svaha or Svaha.

Agneya

A name for Karttikeya as 'son of Agni'. Sometimes known 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.

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Agneyi

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

Agni

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Agni-Durga

A name of Durga as 'eight-armed'. Occasionally identified as Agni-Durga.

Agnihotra

A sacrifice to the god Agni performed. By a Brahmin sect. Also referred to as Agnihotra.

Agnihotri

A Brahmin sect who sacrifice to the fire-god Agni. In some accounts, known as Agnihotri.

Agnimukha

A fiery demon in hell. Sometimes called Agnimukha.

Agnivesha

Son of Agni. Brother of Agneya and Agneyi. He passed on a store of medical knowledge to the scholar Charaka. Occasionally known as Agnivesha.

Agrasandhari

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Agwani

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. Sometimes identified 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. Sometimes identified as Aharyu.

Ahavaniya

One of the 3 forms of sacred fire. On occassion, 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. Identified as Ahi Budhnya.

Ahijnana Sakuntala

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

Ahimsa

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Aindri

A name of Indrani as a goddess of jealousy. Also known as 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. Sometimes called Aja Ekpada.

Ajagava

The bow of Shiva. Occasionally referred to as Ajagava.

Ajamila

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Akasi tatwa

Essence of ether, one of the 5 forms of Parabrahma. In some references, identified as Akasi tatwa.

Akattiyar

The Tamil version of Agastya. At times, called Akattiyar.

Akrura

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akula

In Tantric lore, divine power; the male. Aspect of the Absolute. In some lore, 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. Sometimes 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. In some references, known as Ambarisha.

Ambi

A moon-goddess. Wife of Agni. Occasionally called 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. Also identified 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'. Sometimes known 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, referred to as Anantashayana, Anantasayana or Anantasayana.

Anantesa

An aspect of Shiva as 'lord of knowledge'. Also identified as Anantesa.

Anasuya

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anatman

Everything other than the self. Known as anatman, anatta or anatta.

Andal

A saint. She is the only female among the twelve alvars. Occasionally referred to as Andal.

Andhaka

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Andhatamisra

One of the 7 realms of the hell, Naraka. Also commonly identified as Andhatamisra.

Angada

Son of Lakshmana and Urmita. Brother of Chandraketu. Occasionally identified as Angada.

Angiras

A priest and astronomer. One of the 7 Rishis. Son of Agneyi. Father of Agni, Brhaspati and Utathaya i. Also called 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. In some accounts, identified as Angirases.

Anila

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animan

The magical power to make oneself so. Small as to be virtually invisible. In some accounts, identified as animan.

Aniruddha

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Anisa

A minor sun-god. One of the Adityas. Referred to as Anisa, Amsa, Amsa, Ansa, Ansa, 'bounty' or 'bounty'.

Anjana

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Ankalamman

A guardian-goddess of the Tamil. An aspect of Kali. In some references, 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. Also commonly identified as ankas.

Anna-Purna

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Annamurti

An aspect of Vishnu as 'god of the kitchen'. On occassion, identified 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. Also identified as Anshumat.

Antaka

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

Antariksha

One of the 8 Vasus. Sometimes 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. Occasionally known as antyeshti.

Anu

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Anumati

A moon-goddess. At times, known 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. In some references, known 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. Also called 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. Sometimes called 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. In some accounts, called Aramati.

Aranyakas

Sacred writings of the forest hermits. Known as Aranyakas.

Aranyani

A woodland-goddess. Referred to as Aranyani.

Aratis

A Vedic evil spirit. In some accounts, identified as Aratis.

Arbuda

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

Ardhanari

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Ardhanari-Ishvara

The deity Shiva, merged with Devi. When Brahma needed females. At creation. On occassion, referred to 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 identified as Arishta.

Arjuna

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Aruna

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Arundhati

The deified morning star. Wife of Vashishtha. In some references, identified as Arundhati.

Aruni

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

Arusha

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

Arushi

A red mare of the sun-god. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. On occassion, called Aryaman, Aryman, Aryman, 'comrade' or 'comrade'.

Aryanaka

A treatise discussing the nature of the gods. Also commonly known as Aryanaka.

Asani

One of 8 forms of Agni. In some lore, occasionally called 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. Called Asapurna, Asapura, Asapura, Asapuri or Asapuri.

ashvameda

Horse sacrifice. In some cases, horses were sacrificed to ensure the birth of a son. On occassion, identified as ashvameda.

Ashvamukhi

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

Ashvapati

A king. Father of Savitri. Occasionally known as 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. In some accounts, called asipatra.

Asipatravana

One of the realms of hell. This realm is reserved for the punishment of heretics. Occasionally referred to as Asipatravana.

Asiras

A mythical race of headless beings. Sometimes called Asiras.

Aslesa

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

Astika

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Asuniti

A goddess of longevity. Also referred to as Asuniti.

Asura

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Asuraloka

The realm of the demi-gods. Also known as Asuraloka.

Asuri

A disciple of Kapila. Sometimes known as Asuri.

Asuyu

A demon. He was opposed by Varahi, one of the Matrikas. At times, called Asuyu.

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asvath

A fig tree, the tree of Brhaspati. The tree of life. On occassion, called asvath, asvotha or asvotha.

Asvayujau

A goddess of fortune. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. At times, 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Aswiculapa.

Aswins

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Atala

One of the 7 realms of Patala. Sometimes 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Atharvan.

Atharvaveda

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

Athi

A name for Brahma in Myanmar. In some references, called Athi.

Aticandika

One of 9 forms of Durga. Also commonly known as Aticandika.

ativahika

The body that migrates after death; The universal body of the single reality. At times, identified as ativahika.

Atri

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Atriviswamitra

The 7 rishis. In some references, referred to as Atriviswamitra, Etruscan CulsuRoman Morta or Etruscan CulsuRoman Morta.

Aurva

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avatar

An incarnation of a god; Supreme glorification. Also identified as 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. Also commonly called Avichimat.

Avidya

The primal cause of all things. Called Avidya.

Avritra

The serpent of drought. Called Avritra.

Ayanagosha

Husband of Radha. In some lore, occasionally known as Ayanagosha.

Ayiyanayaka

God of fields and woods in Ceylon. On occassion, known as Ayiyanayaka, Ayiyan or Ayiyan.

Ayu

Son of Pururavas and Urvashi. Also called 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. At times, referred to as ayudha-purusha.

Ayus

Father of Nahusha. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ayus.

Ayyanar

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

Ayyappan

A god of growth. Also commonly identified as Ayyappan.

Babhru-Vahana

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Badarayana

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

Badi Mata

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

Bagala

A crane-headed goddess of blackmagic. Poisons. A sakti of Shiva. In some references, referred to as Bagala.

Bahu

A king. Father of Sachi. Occasionally identified as Bahu.

Bakasura

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

Bala

A mother-goddess. On occassion, called Bala.

Balabhadra

A god. Brother of Jagannath and Subhadra. Also identified as Balabhadra.

Balakrishna

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

Balandhara

A princess. Mother of Sarvaga by Bhima. Also known 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. In some references, identified as Bandara.

Bangma

A bird that proclaimed oracles. Sometimes identified as Bangma.

banyan

The sacred fig tree. Also commonly identified as banyan.

Basanti

A goddess of healing. One of the 6 sisters of Shitala. 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 referred to 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. 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. Called Bhadracharu.

Bhadrasva

One of the 4 island-continents. Mentioned in the Mahabharata. Occasionally called 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. Also called 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. Sometimes identified as Bhairavi.

Bhairon

A local god later indentified with Bhairava. Also called Bhairon, Bhairava, Bhairava, Bhairava, Mahakala, Ksetrapala, Mahakala, Shamkara or Shankara.

Bhaironath

A law officer of Shiva who controls. Both gods and men. Occasionally identified as Bhaironath.

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Bharani

A goddess of misfortune. Daughter of Daksa. Wife of Candra. In some accounts, known as Bharani, Apabharanis or Apabharanis.

Bharat Mata

A mother-goddess. At times, called Bharat Mata.

Bharata

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Bharatas

The Kauravas and Pandavas, descendants of Bharata. In some references, identified as Bharatas.

Bharati

A goddess of sacrifices. An aspect of Sarasvati. Also identified 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. On occassion, called Bharunda.

Bhava

Life-producing power. On occassion, 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. Sometimes known 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. Also known as Bhishmaka, Bhismaka or Bhismaka.

Bhogavati

The capital city of the Nagas. In some accounts, referred to as Bhogavati.

Bhramari

A name for Devi, Kali or Uma as 'bee'. In some references, identified as 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.

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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. Occasionally called Bhu.

Bhumi

The earth. Also commonly identified 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. In some accounts, known as bhur, Bhur-Loka, Bhur-Loka or Bhumi.

Bhur-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, the earth. Occasionally identified as Bhur-Loka, Bhumi, Bhumi, bhur, bhur, Bhumi or Bhumi.

Bhuranyu

A fire-god. Also referred to as Bhuranyu.

Bhuta-Natha

A name for Shiva as 'lord of the bhutas'. In some accounts, identified 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 references, known 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. Sometimes identified as bhutaganas.

Bhutamata

A terrible aspect of Parvati. Sometimes known as 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. Occasionally referred to as Bhuvana.

Bhuvanesvari

One of the 10 mahavidyas. Referred to as Bhuvanesvari.

bhuvar

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

bija-mantra

A mantra used in Tantric ritual. Each mantra, which has but one syllable, represents a deity. Known as bija-mantra.

Biliku

The female counterpart of Bilik. Also commonly identified as Biliku.

Bird of Doom

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

Bombay Kamayan

A local goddess of disease. Sometimes identified as Bombay Kamayan.

Bradmanspati

Father of Agni, in some accounts. On occassion, referred to as Bradmanspati.

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Brahma-deva

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

brahma-loka

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

Brahma Prajapati

In some accounts a later name for Matsya. Sometimes identified as Brahma Prajapati.

Brahma Sutras

The sacred text of the Vedanta school, written by Badarayana. On occassion, called Brahma Sutras.

brahman

The primordial essence: the absolute: cosmic unity: soul of the universe: the active. Creative force. Sometimes referred to as 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. Identified as Brahmana.

Brahmanas

Ritual texts supplementing the Rig Veda. In some accounts, known as Brahmanas.

Brahmanda

The egg of Brahma from which all. World history is generated. In some references, identified as Brahmanda.

Brahmani

A mother-goddess. One of the 8 matrikas. One of 9 navasaktis. She was opposed to the demon Mada. In some accounts, identified as Brahmani.

Brahmapura

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

Brahmi

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

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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. Occasionally called Brisaya.

Buddha

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Buddhi

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Budha

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Cambano

One of the 9 nathas. Sometimes referred to as Cambano.

Camunda

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Canda

A name for Devi as the killer of Mahisha. An aspect of Kali. Also commonly known as Canda, Chanda, Chanda, Canda, Canda, Mahishasuramardini, Mahishasuramardini, Canda, Mahisasuramardini, Mahadevi or Mahisha.

Candesvara

An aspect of Shiva. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. In some accounts, known 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.

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Candrasekhara

A form of Shiva. Also commonly identified 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. Sometimes known as cannabis.

Carpata

One of the 9 nathas. At times, referred to as Carpata.

Carrier of Death

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. Referred to as Carrier of Death.

Carvara

A guard at the gates of the Otherworld. Also commonly referred to as Carvara, Sarvara or Sarvara.

Caturmasya

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

Caturmurti

A form of Vishnu with 4 faces. A combination of Vishnu with Brahma, Shiva and Surya. At times, known 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Chada.

Chaitanya

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chakra

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Chakra-Varti

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Chakravartiraja

The ruler of the underworld. Occasionally called 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 commonly known 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'. In some accounts, identified as Chandi.

Chando

A bull that guarded the son of Chandragupta. Referred to as Chando.

Chandra

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Chandra-Kanta

A moonstone, said to be formed when the light of the moon falls on clear water. In some references, called Chandra-Kanta, Indu-Mani or Indu-Mani.

Chandra-vamsa

Descendants of Chandra. These included the Pauravas and the Yadavas. In some references, identified as Chandra-vamsa.

Chandragupta

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Chandraketu

Son of Lakshmana and Urmita. Brother of Angada. Sometimes known 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 known 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 identified as 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. Also commonly referred to as Charumati.

Charvaka

A rakshasa. He appears in the Mahabharata as an imposter who was killed by the Brahmins. In some references, called Charvaka.

chela

A novice instructed by a guru. Also commonly 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. Sometimes referred to as Chiksura.

Chinnamasta

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Chinta-mani

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Chitragupta

The recorder of souls in the underworld. Also 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. On occassion, referred to as Chitralekha.

Chitrangada

Mother of Babhru-Varana by Arjuna. At times, called Chitrangada.

Chitratha

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

Chukwa

The tortoise supporting the elephant, Maha-pudiva, which supports. The earth. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. On occassion, identified as Citra.

Citragupta

A spy for Dharma in his role as 'judge of souls'. Sometimes known as Citragupta.

Civavakkiyar

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club

The weapon of Yama. Sometimes called club.

cow

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Dadhica

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Dadhikra

A flying horse. In some accounts Dadhikra is described as a swan. Occasionally 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 lore, occasionally identified as daiva.

daivi prakriti

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

dakinis

Female demons. On occassion, known as 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. At times, known 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. In some references, 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. On occassion, called Dakshinacharins, Vamacharins, Vamacharins or Daksinacharins.

Dakshinagni

One of the 3 forms of sacred fire. In some lore, occasionally identified as Dakshinagni, fire, fire, Garhaptya or sacred fire.

Dalbhyesvara

A deity superseding Indra in the Benares region. Sometimes known 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 known as 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. In some references, identified as Dambhodhava, Dambodhava or Dambodhava.

Damina

A jackal featured in the Panchatantra. In some accounts, known as Damina, Dimna, Dimna, Karataka, Karataka or Kalila.

Damodara

A name for Krishna whose fostermother had trussed him up in rope for stealing butter. In some references, 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. Also referred to 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. Occasionally 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. In some references, called Danu, Kabandha or Kabandha.

Dara

Wife of Balin. At times, 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. In some lore, occasionally called 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, known as Dasagras.

Dasara

A festival celebrating the destruction of Mahisha and the war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, held in October. Known as 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'. Occasionally identified 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. In some accounts, called Dashyanta.

Dasi

A slave. In some accounts, referred to as Dasi.

Dasra

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

Dattatreya

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Daya

A goddess. A sakti of Acyuta. Also referred to as Daya.

dayan

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dayan ka mantur

A spell recited by a dayan that can destroy life. Occasionally referred to as dayan ka mantur.

Deepavali

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deva

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Deva

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deva

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Deva-matri

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

devadasi

Dancers and prostitutes tending. Temple idols. At times, identified as devadasi.

Devadatta

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Devadeva

An epithet of Vasudeva. Occasionally identified 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. Also referred to as devak.

Devaka

Father of Devaki. Occasionally referred to as Devaka.

Devaki

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Devaparvata

A name for Mount Meru as 'mountain of the gods'. Occasionally 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. Also known as Devapurohita.

Devasena

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devata

A general name for a female deity: a nature spirit. At times, 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 known 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. Sometimes known as Devi-Mahatmya, Chandipath, Chandipath, Chandipatha, Chandipatha, Chandipath(a) or Chandipath(a).

Devi-Shri

A name for Lakshmi as 'noble goddess'. Occasionally referred to 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. 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. Also 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. Also commonly known 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). Sometimes called Dhara.

Dharani

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Dharma

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Dharma-Raja

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dharmachakra

The wheel of destiny. Referred to as dharmachakra.

Dharmashastras

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

Dharmesh

A deity sometimes identified with Surya. In some references, called 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'. On occassion, called Dhishana, Dhisana or Dhisana.

Dhishani

A goddess of good fortune. Occasionally called Dhishani, Dhisani or Dhisani.

Dhol

A white cow. This beast is said to support the world on its horns. On occassion, known as 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. In some references, called Dhumavarna.

Dhumavati

A goddess. One of the 10 mahavidyas. Occasionally identified as Dhumavati, Darunaratri or Darunaratri.

Dhumorna

A goddess. A consort of Yama, some say. Also identified as Dhumorna.

Dhumravati

A terrible goddess. Occasionally known as Dhumravati.

Dhundu

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Dhuni

A hostile Vedic wind spirit. Known as Dhuni.

Dhurjati

Shiva appearing covered in ashes. In some references, called 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'. In some accounts, referred to 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. On occassion, 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, referred to as Dik.

Dikkumari

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

Dipaki

A name of Kama as 'the inflamer'. Also commonly 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. Occasionally identified as Dipti.

Dirghadevi

A consort of Nirrti. Occasionally called Dirghadevi.

Disa

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

discus

The weapon of Vishnu. At times, referred to as discus.

Diti

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Divaspati

A name of Indra as 'he who rules the air'. Sometimes identified 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. 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. Sometimes referred to as Doljang.

Draupadi

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Drona

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druhs

Malevolent spirits. Occasionally 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. Sometimes called Duhsala.

Duhsasana

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Dulha Deo

A god of bridegrooms. Also referred to as Dulha Deo.

Durga

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Durga-Mahatmya

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

Durga-Tamas

A king. He was blind but his sight was restored when Agni rewarded him for his asceticism and devotion. Also commonly 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. On occassion, called Dushyanta, Javanese Dusianta or Javanese Dusianta.

Dussera

A festival held in the autumn. Occasionally referred to 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. Occasionally 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. Sometimes referred to as Dyava-Prithivi.

Dyotana

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

Dyu

Heaven. Occasionally referred to as Dyu.

Dyu-Piter

A name for Dyaus as 'father of light'. Also commonly referred to 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. Sometimes known as Dyumani.

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Eka-Pada

A member of a mythical race of onefooted. Beings. In some references, called Eka-Pada.

Ekadanta

A name for Ganesha as 'one-toothed', after the loss of one of his tusks. Sometimes called 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. Occasionally identified as 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. Sometimes identified as Ekanetra.

Ekarudra

One of the 8 vidyesvaras. Also commonly known as Ekarudra.

Ekata

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Ellaman

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

Empress of the Sea

A name for Lakshmi as protector of fishermen. Occasionally called 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. Occasionally called Emusha.

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Erewan

A three-headed elephant ridden. By Indra. In some references, referred to as Erewan, Siamese Erevan or Siamese Erevan.

Exciter

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. Occasionally called 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. Identified as Face of Glory, Kirttimukha, Kirttimukha, Kala, Kirtimukha or Banaspati.

fakir

An Indian wonder-worker. At times, known as fakir, faquir or faquir.

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gada

A club: a mace: the weapon of Bhima and Vishnu. On occassion, referred to as gada, khitaka or khitaka.

Gadhi

Son of Kushamba. Father of Viswamitra. He was regarded as an incarnation of Indra. In some references, identified as 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. Also commonly 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'. Occasionally referred to as 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. Occasionally referred to as 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. Sometimes referred to as Gal Bapsi.

Gana

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Gana-Nayaki

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma as leader of the Ganas. In some lore, occasionally identified 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. Called 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. Occasionally referred to as Ganapatya.

Gandhari

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Gandharva

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Gandharvanagara

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

Gandhavaha

A name of Vayu as 'perfume-bearer'. Occasionally known 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 called 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 references, known 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'. In some references, called 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. Sometimes known as Ganges, Ganga, Ganga, Gang Mai, Ganga Mai, sacred river, sacred river, Ho, Lo, Ganga or Ganga.

Gangita

One of the yakshas. Occasionally 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. Sometimes referred to as garbhagrha.

Garhaptya

One of the 3 forms of sacred. Fire, the fire of Agni. Referred to as 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. Also 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. Also commonly referred to as Gaya-psetra.

Gayatri

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Gayatri Japa

A festival in honour of Gayatri. A prayer repeated each day. By Brahmins. Sometimes identified as Gayatri Japa.

Ghantakarana

A god of healing, attendant on Shitala. Also called Ghantakarana.

Ghantakarani

A minor goddess. In some references, known as Ghantakarani.

gharma

A sacrificial vessel. In some references, called gharma.

Ghatotkacha

Son of Bhima and Hidimbaa. Also known as Ghatotkacha.

Ghentu

A minor god. Sometimes identified as Ghentu.

Ghugo

One of the 9 nathas. Sometimes called Ghugo.

Girija

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Girisha

A name for Rudra as 'lord of the mountains'. Sometimes known 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Gita Jayanti.

Goloka

The heaven of Krishna to which Surabhi was taken or, some say, a heaven created for Surabhi by Brahma. In some references, called Goloka, Go-loka or Go-loka.

Gopala

A name for Krishna as a cowherd. On occassion, 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. Occasionally 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'. Also known as 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'. On occassion, known 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. Sometimes identified as 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. In some references, called Great White Brotherhood.

Grihaspati

A name for Agni as Lord of the House. At times, identified 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. At times, known 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. On occassion, known as Guga.

Guha

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Guhyaka

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Guhyaki

A female demon, servant of Kubera. Sometimes referred to as Guhyaki, maleGuhyaka or maleGuhyaka.

Gulsilia Mata

An evil goddess causing illness. Sometimes 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. Also called guna, Ljod, Ljod, Angerbode or Guna.

Gunadhya

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Gunasarman

Owner of a magic eye-lotion which could make him disappear. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. In some references, known 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 lore, occasionally called 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as Hala, halak, halak, beliam, hala, orang, belian orang or hala.

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Halayudha

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

Hammu-Mata

A local mother-goddess. Also commonly 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. Occasionally referred to as Hamsika.

Hanuman

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Hara

A name of Shiva in Cambodia. Sometimes referred to 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 lore, occasionally referred to as Hardaul.

Hari

A name for Vishnu as Vamana in Cambodia. In some lore, occasionally called 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'. Also known 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. Also known as Harivamsa.

Harsa

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

Hasta

A goddess of fortune. One of the Nakshatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. In some lore, occasionally identified as Hasta.

Hastimukha

A name for Ganesha as 'elephant-face'. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. Identified as Hatakeshvara.

Hatthi

A plague-goddess. Occasionally identified as Hatthi.

Hayagriva

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Hayasya

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

Hemadri

A name for Mount Meru as golden mountain. Also referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as Hemakuta.

Herambá

In Nepal, a form of Ganesha with 5. Elephant heads. In some accounts, called 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 called Hidimba, Hidimva, Hidimva, Shurpanakha, Shurpanakha, Shurpa-Naka, Surpanaka, Surpanakha, Shurpanaka or Surpanak(h)a.

Hidimbaa

Sister of Hidimba. Wife of Bhima. Mother of Ghatotkacha. Sometimes known as Hidimbaa, Hidimvaa or Hidimvaa.

Hima-Pandara

The home of Kubera. Occasionally called Hima-Pandara, 'snow palace' or 'snow palace'.

Himavan

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Hinglaj

A mother-goddess of northern India. At times, known 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. In some accounts, 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 identified 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. Sometimes 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. Sometimes called Hotri, Hotar, Hotar or Hotri.

hotri

A priest performing sacrifices. In some references, called hotri, Hotar, Hotar, Hotri or Hotri.

Hrada

A demon. Son of Hiranyakashipu. Also identified as Hrada.

Hrsikesa

An avatar of Vishnu. Consort of Harsa. Also commonly 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. In some references, 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. At times, identified as 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. In some lore, occasionally called 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. Also referred to 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. On occassion, known as Indrajit.

Indrani

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Indrasena

Son of Nala and Damayanti. Brother of Indraseni. At times, called Indrasena.

Indraseni

Daughter of Nala and Damayanti. Sister of Indrasena. Called Indraseni.

Indu

The moon. In some accounts, 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. Also identified as Indukari.

Indumati

A princess. Wife of Aja. Mother of Dasha-ratha. She was asleep in her orchard when she was suffocated by flowers. At times, known as Indumati.

Inflamer

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. In some references, referred to as Inflamer.

Ira

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Iraja

A name for Kama as 'one born in water'. In some references, 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. Occasionally referred to as Iravat.

Isa

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ish

Divinity as ruler of the world. On occassion, identified as ish, isha, isha, ishana, ishana, isha(na), isha(na), Shiva, 'ruler', 'ruler', Medusa or Medusa.

Isha

A name for Shiva as 'lord'. In some accounts, known as Isha.

Ishana

A name for Agni, Shiva or Rudra as 'lord'. Also commonly identified 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'. At times, identified 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. On occassion, known as ishta-devata, 'chosen deity' or 'chosen deity'.

Ishvara

A name for Brahma, Indra, Shiva or Vishnu as 'supreme lord'. Also commonly identified 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. In some accounts, referred to as Ishvara-Gita, Song of the Ruler or Song of the Ruler.

Issaki

A goddess. She is depicted holding a decapitated infant. Occasionally called Issaki, Kerala or Kerala.

Istadevata

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

itihasas

Sacred writings comprising such epics. As the Ramayana and Mahabharata. On occassion, referred to as itihasas.

Jagadgauri

An aspect of Devi as 'the fair one or light of the world'. Sometimes 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. Also referred to as Jagadhattri.

Jaganmata

An aspect of Devi as 'mother of the world'. Sometimes referred to as 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'. Also called 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Jala-Turaga.

Jaladhi-ja

A name of Lakshmi as 'the. Ocean-born'. Sometimes known as 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. Sometimes referred to 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. Sometimes 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Jambavati.

Jambha

A demon killed by Vishnu. Occasionally 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. At times, identified as Jana-Loka.

Janaka

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Janamashtrami

A festival celebrating the birthday of Krishna, held in August/. September. Occasionally called Janamashtrami, Janmastami or Janmastami.

Janardana

A name for Brahma, Shiva or Vishnu. In some references, referred to 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. In some references, called Jaya.

Jaya-Vijaya

Twin goddesses. On occassion, known as Jaya-Vijaya.

Jayadeva

A 12th C. Poet, author of Gita-Govinda. Occasionally 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. Occasionally known as Jayadratha.

Jayanta

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

Jayanti

Daughter of Indra. In some accounts, called Jayanti, 'victorious' or 'victorious'.

Jhasa

A huge fish or whale. Also known as Jhasa.

jhoting

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Jhulanayatra

A festival celebrating 'swinging. Krishna'. Known as 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. Sometimes known as Jihma-yodhin, Bhima, Bhima, Bhimasena, Vrikodara or Javanese Bima.

jivatma

The soul or essence. At times, known 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. Also known as Jnanadeva.

Jnanendriyas

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Jogappa

A young boy recruited as a male. Prostitute in the service of the goddess Yelanna. On occassion, identified as Jogappa.

Jujaka

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Jumna

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

Jvaraharisvara

A plague-god. At times, identified as Jvaraharisvara.

Jyeshtha

A goddess of misfortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Sister of Lakshmi. Wife of Candra. In some references, known as Jyeshtha.

Jyeshtharaja

. Elder'. Identified 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. In some accounts, known as 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. Sometimes called Kailasa, Krailasa or Krailasa.

Kaitabha

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Kakudmati

A consort of Pradyumna as an incarnation of Vishnu. In some references, identified as Kakudmati.

Kala

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Kala-danda

The symbol of office of Yama. Referred to as Kala-danda, Staff of Fate or Staff of Fate.

Kala-Shiva

A double-sexed god of death. An aspect of Shiva. In some accounts, identified 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. Occasionally referred to as Kalamukha.

Kalanemi

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Kalari

A name for Shiva as 'ruler of life'. A name for Yama. Occasionally known as Kalari.

kalasha

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

Kalasutra

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Kalavahi

A fierce deity. Also referred to as Kalavahi.

Kalavikarnica

A goddess of fevers. On occassion, called Kalavikarnica.

Kali

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Kali Ma

A name for the goddess of death as black mother. In some references, called 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. Referred to as Kalichi, Yamasadana, Yamasadana or Yamapura.

Kalida

A slave or servant of Kali. In some references, known 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 referred to as Kalika-Purana.

Kalinda

A sun-god. Father of Kalindi. Occasionally referred to as Kalinda.

Kalindi

The river Yamuna personified. Daughter of Kalinda. One of the many wives of Krishna. In some accounts, identified as Kalindi.

Kaliya

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Kaliyadamana

A name for Krishna, reflecting his. Defeat of the serpent Kaliya. Sometimes known as 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 references, called 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, known as Kamala, lotus, lotus, kamala, padma, Maharatri, Maharatri, Padma, Padma, Padma or Vishnu.

Kamalamitra

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Kamya

A goddess. Wife of Priyavrata. Also called Kamya.

Kamyaka

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

Kan

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Kanaka

Son of Vishnu and Bhu. In some references, called 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. At times, identified as Kandu.

Kankar Mata

A mother-goddess, a goddess of disease. Occasionally called Kankar Mata.

Kansa

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Kantha

A huge gemstone, said to provide light in the underworld. Also called Kantha.

Kanti

A goddess of desire. A sakti of Narayana. In some accounts, called Kanti.

Kanva

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Kanya

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Virgo. The virgin. Occasionally known as Kanya.

Kanyakumari

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma. In some lore, occasionally 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. Sometimes referred to as Kapali.

Kapalini

A name for Durga or Kali as skull-owner. At times, identified as 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. Also known as Kapisha.

Karali

A name for Durga or Kali as 'terrible'. In some references, called 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. Also known as Karamnasa.

Karataka

A jackal featured in the Panchatantra. In some references, referred to as Karataka, Damina, Damina, Dimna, Kalila or Kalila.

Karisini

A name for Lakshmi as goddess of agriculture and rice-growing. Sometimes 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). Also commonly referred to as Karka, Karkata or Karkata.

Karkota

A snake-god. One of 7 mahanagas. On occassion, referred to as Karkota, Karkotaka or Karkotaka.

Karma-sakshi

A name for Surya as 'witness'. Sometimes called 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.

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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'. Identified as 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. On occassion, called 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. Also known as Kartavirya.

Karttika

A mother-goddess. The sakti of Karttikeya. One of 9 navasaktis. Occasionally identified as 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. Also called Katha-Sarit-Sagara.

katwanga

The mace of Shiva. Sometimes known as katwanga.

Katyayani

A form of Kali after she had shed her. Black skin. At times, 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. Occasionally identified 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'. Occasionally called 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'. Also commonly identified 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. Referred to 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. On occassion, called 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. Also 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. Occasionally identified as Khadga, Khadaga or Khadaga.

Khandava

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

Khandoba

An aspect of Shiva. Consort of Mhalsa. Also commonly called 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. On occassion, referred to as Khasa.

khecaratva

Levitation: astral travel: the sensation of leaving the physical body. Occasionally identified as khecaratva.

khitaka

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

Khumbanda

One of a group of 8 demons led. By Virudhaka. On occassion, identified as Khumbanda, Cambodian Kampean or Cambodian Kampean.

Khyati

Mother of Lakshmi by Brighu, some say. Occasionally referred to 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. Sometimes referred to as Kichaka.

Kimidinis

Hostile goblins travelling in pairs. Also identified as Kimidinis.

Kimpurusha

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

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Kiratas

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Kirati

A name for Durga and Kali. As 'mountain woman'. Also commonly called 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. Sometimes called kirka.

Kirti

A goddess. The sakti of Kesava. Sometimes referred to as Kirti.

Kirttimukha

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Kollapura-Mahalakshmi

A six-armed goddess. On occassion, known as Kollapura-Mahalakshmi.

Korraval

A Tamil war-goddess. Wife of Silappadikaram. Mother of Seyon. Also commonly called Korraval, Katukilal, Katukilal, Korrawi or Korrawi.

Kotari

A name for Devi, Kali and Uma. As 'naked'. Sometimes called 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. Also known as Kratu.

Krauncha

One of the 7 island continents. On occassion, identified 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. On occassion, 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. In some references, called Krimibhoja.

Kripa

Wife of Drona. Mother of Ashvatthaman. Sometimes known as Kripa.

Krishna

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Krishna Janamashtama

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

Krishna Jayanti

A festival honouring Krishna, Aug/Sep. On occassion, called 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. Also 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 referred to as Krittikas, Krttikas or Krttikas.

Kriya Sakti

A manifestation of space and time. Occasionally known as Kriya Sakti.

Krodha

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Krsanu

An archer. He shot Gayatri (or Garuda) when the latter stole the soma. Sometimes identified as Krsanu, Gandharva or Gandharva.

Krsodari

A form of Camunda representing famine. In some references, identified as Krsodari, Camunda, Camunda, Chamunda, Durga, Yami or Yami.

Ksama

A minor goddess. An aspect of Lakshmi as an earth-goddess. Daughter of Daksha. Also known 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. Also commonly called Ksetrapala, Bhairava, Bhairava, Bhairava, Mahakala, Bhairon, Mahakala, Shamkara or Shankara.

Ksetrasya

A field god. In some lore, occasionally known as 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. Sometimes known as Kubjika.

Kubuddhi

A goddess. A consort of Ganesa. Also referred to as Kubuddhi.

Kuhu

A goddess of the new moon. In some accounts, referred to as Kuhu.

Kula

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

Kuladevata

Gods of the household. Each family chooses one god to be the guardian of the household. At times, known as Kuladevata.

Kuladevi

Goddesses of the household. Each family chooses one goddess to be the guardian of the household. Also called Kuladevi.

Kulika

A snake-god. One of 7 mahanagas. Also called Kulika.

Kumara

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

Kumaras

4 sons of Brahma, some say. These 'mind-born' children always remained boys. Sometimes identified 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. Identified as Kumbhika.

Kumuda

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

Kumudavati

Daughter of Kumuda. Wife of Kusha. Occasionally identified as 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. Occasionally identified as Kunjarakarna.

Kunti

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Kuntibhoja

First husband of Kunti. Sometimes known as Kuntibhoja.

Kupiro

One of the Yakshas. At times, referred to as 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. On occassion, referred to as Kurukulla.

Kusa

One of the 7 island continents. On occassion, identified as 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. Also commonly known as Kusha.

Kushadhvaja

Son of Brhaspati. Father of Vedavati. In some references, 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. On occassion, known as Kushamba.

Kusumamodini

A flower-goddess. Sometimes 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. In some references, called laghiman, utthana, utthana or levitation.

Laghusyamala

A minor goddess. Referred to as Laghusyamala.

Lakshmana

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Lakshmi

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Lakshmi-Narayana

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

Lakshmi-puja

A festival of homage to Lakshmi, held in November/December. In some references, identified as Lakshmi-puja, Homage to Lakshmi or Homage to Lakshmi.

Lakshmi-Vrata

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

Lakshmindra

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Lakulisha

Founder of the Pashupata sect who was deified after his death. On occassion, 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. Occasionally called Lal Beg.

Lalita Tripurasundari

A goddess, cosmic energy personified. On occassion, identified as Lalita Tripurasundari.

Lambodara

A name for Ganesha referring to his pendulous stomach. In some references, called 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. Known 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. Sometimes identified 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. Sometimes called Laukika-Devatas.

Lava

Son of Rama or Ravana and Sita. Twin brother of Kusha. Sometimes referred to as Lava.

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Lingodbhava

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Lobha

A demon. He was opposed by one of the Matrikas, Vaishnavi. In some references, identified as Lobha.

Logos

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Loha-Mukha

One of a race of iron-faced cannibals. With only one foot. In some accounts, identified as Loha-Mukha.

Loha Penu

A god of iron, revered in Madras. Also commonly identified 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Lokalolo.

Lokamata

A name of Lakshmi as 'mother of the world'. Sometimes identified 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. In some lore, occasionally 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. Occasionally known as Lomapada.

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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 referred to as Luminous Race.

mace

The weapon of Mahisha. Referred to as mace.

Mada

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Madan

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Madavi

Wife of Bharata. In some references, identified as Madavi.

Madhava

A name for Krishna as the god of spring: a name for Indra, Krishna and Vishnu as 'nectar-born'. At times, identified 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. Occasionally referred to as Madhupamanjari.

Madhupriya

A name for Balarama as 'friend of wine'. On occassion, identified 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. On occassion, referred to as Magha.

Maha-Ganapati

A form of Ganesha with 10 arms. Also referred to as Maha-Ganapati.

Maha-kala

One of the 7 realms of hell. Referred to as Maha-kala.

Maha-pudima

The elephant standing on the back of the tortoise, Chukwa, which supports. The earth. In some lore, occasionally identified as Maha-pudima, Muhupudma or Muhupudma.

Maha-raurava

One of the 7 realms of hell. In some references, referred to 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. Also commonly referred to as Mahadar.

Mahadeo

A name of Shiva as the supreme. Deity in Northern India. At times, referred to 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. At times, referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as 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. Also referred to as 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. Sometimes referred to as Mahamataras.

Mahamaya

A king of Atala, part of the underworld. In some references, referred to as Mahamaya, Maya, Maya, Mahamaya, Maya Bunin, Mayadevi, Maia, Maya-Bunin, Tara or Hindu Lakshmi.

Mahanaga

A snake-god. In some lore, occasionally called Mahanaga.

Mahapadma

A snake-god. He is depicted as having three eyes. Known as Mahapadma.

Mahapralaya

The dissolution of the universe at the end of each period of 100 years in the life of Brahma. Also commonly identified as Mahapralaya, Great Cataclysm or Great Cataclysm.

Mahapurusha

A name for Buddha, Vishnu and others. As 'great man'. At times, known 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 lore, occasionally known 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. Occasionally called Maharaurava.

Maharijika

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

Mahasarasvati

An aspect of Lakshmi. Also commonly called 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 identified as 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, identified as Mahashivaratri, Great Night of Lord Shiva or Great Night of Lord Shiva.

Mahatala

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mahatma

A holy sage. Known 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. Referred to 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. At times, 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. Also commonly known as Maheshvara, Mahesvara, Mahesvara, Japanese Jizaiten or Japanese Jizaiten.

Maheshvari

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Mahi

A goddess of sacrifice. An aspect of Bumadevi. Sometimes referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally 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. In some accounts, called Makha.

Malaya

One of the 8 Yogini, demonesses. Attendant on Durga. Sometimes called Malaya.

Malayavati

An Arabian princess. She was carried off in a pomegranate by Vikrama and became his wife.` In some accounts, called Malayavati.

Malhal Mata

A mother-goddess. One of the 7 saptamataras. Also called Malhal Mata.

Mana

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Manasa

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Mandalpana

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Mandhatri

Father of Muchukundu. Also commonly known as Mandhatri, King of the World, King of the World, Chinggis Khan, Daire Donn or Sinsar.

Mandodari

Wife of Ravana. Mother of Indrajit. In some references, called Mandodari.

Mangala

A god, the planet Mars personified. An aspect of Shiva. In some accounts, he is equated with Karttikeya. In some references, 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. In some references, referred to as 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. Also known as Mani-Mandapa.

Manimekhalai

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Manivara

A demon attendant on Kubera. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Manivara, Manibhadra or Manibhadra.

Manmatha

A form of Kama or Vishnu as a god of carnal love. Also referred to as 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. Sometimes identified as mano-gati.

mano-javitva

A psychic power which enables one to move instantaneously. Occasionally known as mano-javitva.

mantra

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Manu

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manvantara

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Manyu

God of wrath. Occasionally identified 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, called Maran-Loka.

maran-siddhi

The psychic power to kill by thought alone. Occasionally known as maran-siddhi, 'death-power' or 'death-power'.

Mararisvan

A god of lightning. This deity was said to have given fire to mankind. On occassion, identified as Mararisvan.

Mari Mai

A plague-goddess. Also 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. Also called Maricha.

Marichi

A demiurge. Leader of the Maruts. One of the Prajapatis. One of the Seven Rishis. Father of Kasyapa. In some lore, 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. In some lore, occasionally identified 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. In some references, identified as Marjani.

Marka

A demon. Identified as 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. In some references, referred to as Marutta.

Masan

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Masani

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

Mata

A mother-goddess. Sometimes known as Mata.

Matali

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

Matanga

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Matara

A mother-goddess. Consort of Kasyapa. Sometimes called Matara.

Mataras

Groups of goddesses regarded as divine mothers. The groups may be seven (Saptamataras), eight (Astamataras or Matrikas), nine (Navasaktis) or more. Sometimes identified as Mataras.

Matarisavan

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

Mathura

The birthplace of Shiva. Sometimes identified as Mathura.

Mathuranath

A name for Krishna as lord of Muttra. In some accounts, referred to as Mathuranath.

Matrikas

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Matrirupa

A goddess of living things, a manifestation of Lakshmi. On occassion, 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. At times, identified as 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 known as Maturaiviran.

Maty-Tapire

A dwarf, depicted as lame. Sometimes referred to as Maty-Tapire.

Mauthara

A maid-servant of Kudra. Occasionally referred to as Mauthara.

mauvantara

An age of the world. In some references, known 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 lore, occasionally identified 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. On occassion, 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'. At times, referred to 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. In some accounts, known as Medhas.

Megha

A name for the elephant Sri-gaja. As a rain-maker. In some accounts, referred to as Megha, Sri-gaja, Sri-gaja, cloud, cloud, Kokumthena or Valahaka.

Meghanada

A minor god. Son of Ravana. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Meghanada.

Meghavahana

A name of Indra as 'cloud-borne'. Called 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 called Mena.

Menaka

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Mesha

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Aries. The ram. Also commonly referred to as Mesha.

Metteya

The Pali version of the Sanskrit Maitreya. Sometimes identified as Metteya.

Mhalsa

A goddess. A form of Parvati. Consort of Khandoba. Referred to 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. In some accounts, referred to as Midhusa.

Mina

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Pisces the fish. At times, referred to as Mina.

Minakshi

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Mira

A princess who loved Krishna so dearly that her soul was merged with his. Also commonly referred to as Mira, Miraben or Miraben.

Mithuna

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Gemini the twins. Sometimes referred to as Mithuna, Mithun, Mithun or Mithuna.

mithuna

The state of being a couple: the sexual. Union of devotees. On occassion, called mithuna, Mithun, Mithun, Mithuna or Mithuna.

Mitra

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modaka

A cake used in sacrificial rites. In some lore, occasionally called modaka.

Moha

A demon. He was opposed by the Matrika, Kumari. On occassion, known as Moha.

Mohini

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moksha

Deliverance: release from the cycle of rebirth. Occasionally known as 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. Also called 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. On occassion, referred to as mouse.

Mrgasiras

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Occasionally identified as Mrgasiras.

Mriga

A form of Prajipati, identified with the constellation Orion. Occasionally identified as 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. Also identified 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. Known as Mudgala.

Mukhalinga

Shiva depicted with his face emerging. From his lingam. On occassion, referred to 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'. At times, known 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 commonly called Mula.

Munda

A demon killed by Camunda. On occassion, known as Munda.

muni

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

Munisvara

A saint worshipped as a demi-god. On occassion, referred to as Munisvara, Tamil Municami or Tamil Municami.

Mura

One of the Danavas. Father of Yakshi. Occasionally known 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. At times, called Muru.

Musala

The pestle of Balarama. Sometimes called Musala.

Nachiketas

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Nadaka

A servant of Shiva. In some accounts, 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. At times, called nagakals.

Nagaloka

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

Nagapasa

The noose used by Varuna to bind. Sinners. Also commonly called Nagapasa.

Nagaraja

A snake-god. Also 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 referred to as Naigameya.

Nakshatras

A group of 27 star-goddesses. Daughters of Daksha. Consorts of Candra. In some lore, occasionally identified 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. Sometimes 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. Sometimes known 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 references, referred to as 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 called 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 commonly identified as Narasinhi, Candika or Candika.

Narayana

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Nari-mariama

A fertility-goddess. Occasionally 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. At times, 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. Also 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 identified as Nathurama.

Naubandhana

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

Navadurgas

9 forms of Durga. Sometimes called Navadurgas.

Navagvas

Seers who helped Indra to recover. The cloud-cattle stolen by Ahi. Sometimes known as Navagvas.

Navaratri

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navasaktis

A group of virgin goddesses. The 9 mataras. At times, known as navasaktis.

Nayaki

One of the 8 demonesses attendant on Durga. Known as Nayaki.

Nidra

A goddess of sleep. Daughter of Brahma. In some references, identified as Nidra.

Nikumbha

A king of the Asuras. Occasionally referred to as Nikumbha.

Niladevi

A consort of Vishnu. Occasionally identified as Niladevi, Tamil Pinnai or Tamil Pinnai.

Nilakantha

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Nilalohita

A form of Rudra. On occassion, called 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. Also identified as Nilambara.

Nimi

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Nine Brahmarishis

The 7 Brahmarishis plus Bhrigu and Daksha. On occassion, called 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. In some accounts, called Nirrita, Nirrta or Nirrta.

Nirriti

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Nirruti

An ancient Vedic god. Also commonly known as Nirruti.

Nirvana

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Nisatha

Son of Balarama and Revati. Brother of Ulmuka. Occasionally called Nisatha.

Nishada

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Nishtigri

Wife of Dyaus. Mother of Indra, some say. Occasionally referred to as Nishtigri.

Nishumbha

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Nitala

One of the 7 realms of Patala, home of the nagas. Sometimes referred to as Nitala, Patala, Patala, Put, Thai Patal or underworld.

Nitighosha

The chariot of Brhaspati, drawn. By 8 horses. Also known as Nitighosha.

Nivrittinatha

Brother of Jnanadeva. Sometimes known as Nivrittinatha.

noose

The weapon of Yama. Sometimes referred to as noose.

Ola Bibi

A plague-goddess. Also called Ola Bibi, Olabibi or Olabibi.

Om

A sacred syllable: a mantra for meditation: a magic drum. On occassion, referred to as Om, Omm, Omm, Om or Om.

Orb-of-Night

A name for Soma as the moon. Sometimes called Orb-of-Night.

Padalon

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

Padanjali

A saint. Also commonly referred to as Padanjali.

Padma

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Padma-Pitha

A deity seated on a lotus. Sometimes called Padma-Pitha.

Padma-Purana

An epic, in some 50,000 couplets, which describes the creation. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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. Sometimes referred to as Pagas, Greek Pegasus or Greek Pegasus.

paigoels

Demons. These beings are said to have been angels who were expelled from heaven when they sinned. Also commonly identified as paigoels.

Paisunya

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

Pancabrahma

5 aspects of Shiva. These are listed as Aghora, Isana (dayas), Sadyojata, Tatpurusha and Vamadeva. In some lore, occasionally 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. In some references, referred to 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. At times, called Panchala.

Panchamukhi-Maruti

A name for Shiva in the west of India. On occassion, referred to as Panchamukhi-Maruti.

Panchatantra

A collection of fabulous stories. Also commonly 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. Sometimes referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as 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. Sometimes referred to as Pansahi Mata.

para

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para-brahman

The supreme absolute: ultimate reality. In some accounts, known as para-brahman.

Para-Purusha

An evil man: all wickedness embodied in human form. Also 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. Also referred to 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 commonly identified as Paradixion tree.

Parama

The supreme being. This name is used for the Trimurti, the triple god, which represents the supreme being. In some references, known as Parama, Trimurti, Trimurti, Trishiras or Sarvatma.

Paramesvar

A name for Surya as a creator. Also referred to as Paramesvar, Paramasva, Paramasva or Hayagriva.

paranirvana

Transition from this life to Nirvana. At times, known 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. In some lore, occasionally known as parashu.

Parashurama

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Paravani

The peacock ridden by Karttikeya or Skanda. Occasionally identified 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. On occassion, called Paravataksha.

Parcher

One of the 5 arrows carried by Kama. Also called Parcher.

Parijata

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Parikshit

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Parisadam

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

Parisishtas

Sacred writings summarising the vedas. Sometimes identified as Parisishtas.

parivrajaka

A mendicant ascetic. Sometimes called 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. At times, known as pasha, pasa or pasa.

Pashabhrit

A name of Varuna as 'he who carries. A noose. ' Occasionally called Pashabhrit, Pasabhrit, Pasabhrit, Pasi, Pasi, Varuna or Yama.

Pashupata

The spear of Shiva. Sometimes identified as Pashupata, Pasupata or Pasupata.

pashupata-yoga

A collective name for later. Shaiva doctrines. Occasionally 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 lore, occasionally identified as 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'. Sometimes identified as 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 known as Patara.

Patripatan

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Pattinidevi

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Pauravas

The descendants of Puru. Ancestors of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Referred to as Pauravas.

Pavaka

A name for Agni as 'purifier'. Also identified as Pavaka.

Pavana

A name of Vayu as consort of Anjana. On occassion, identified as 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. In some accounts, called Phul Mata.

Pinaka

Shiva's bow or trident. Also identified as Pinaka.

Pinnai

The Tamil version of Niladevi. In some references, called Pinnai, Nappinnai or Nappinnai.

Pipru

A demon overcome by Indra. Also commonly referred to as Pipru.

Pishasha-Loki

The home of the Pishashas. Also known as Pishasha-Loki.

Pishashas

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Pita

A Brahmin deity embodying creation, preservation and destruction. Occasionally identified as Pita.

Pitamaha

A name for Brahma as 'Grandfather'. Sometimes referred to as 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 identified 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.

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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. In some references, identified as 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. Also commonly identified 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. Occasionally known as Pitriyana, Devayana or Devayana.

Piyusaharana

A god of medicine. An incarnation of Vishnu. At times, referred to as 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. Also known 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. Also commonly called 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. At times, identified as Potaka, Chinese P'u-t'o or Chinese P'u-t'o.

Prabhasa

One of Indra's 8 attendant gods. (dawn). Also commonly called Prabhasa.

Pracanda

One of the 9 Navadurgas. Sometimes called 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. Sometimes referred to as Pracheta, Daksha, Daksha, Daksa, Prajapati, Prajapati, 'brilliant', Prajapati, 'skill', Ka, Prachetas, Prachetas, Prachestas or Prachestas.

Pradhana

A mother-goddess. One of the 9 navasaktis. On occassion, known as Pradhana.

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Prag Jyotisha

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

Prahana

Primordial matter. Sometimes identified as 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. At times, identified 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. Also identified as Pranas.

Pranasakti

A terrible goddess. Occasionally identified as Pranasakti.

prapti

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

Prasetas

A name for Varuna as 'all-wise'. In some accounts, 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. Occasionally called Prasuti.

pratisarga

Dissolution and recreation. Sometimes identified as pratisarga.

Prativindhya

Son of Yudhisthura and Draupadi. Also known as Prativindhya.

Pratyangira

A terrible goddess. Also identified as Pratyangira.

Pratyusa

One of the 8 gods attendant on Indra (light). Occasionally called Pratyusa.

preta

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Preta

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Preta-Raja

A name for Yama as king of the ghosts. Also commonly identified 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 accounts, known as 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. Also known as Priti.

Priyamkara

Son of Panchika and Abhirata. Sometimes known 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 referred to as 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. Occasionally known as Pulinda.

Pulindi

Daughter of Vijaya and Kuvanna. Sister of Pulinda. Referred to as Pulindi.

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Puloman

Son of Danu. Father of Indrani. Occasionally known as Puloman.

Punarvasu

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

Punchkin

A giant frost-demon. In some accounts, known as Punchkin.

Pundarika

Agni, as one of the Dikpalas, or his. Elephant. In some accounts, referred to as Pundarika.

Punitavati

A local goddess. A deified mortal. Sometimes identified as Punitavati.

punyajana

The friendly version of a yaksha. On occassion, known as punyajana.

Puranas

4th C. (or later) sacred books; Verses of legend, mythology and religion. At times, referred to as Puranas.

Purandara

Indra as 'destroyer of forts'. Also identified as 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. Also identified as 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. Occasionally referred to as 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. Occasionally 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. On occassion, referred to as 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, called Purushattama.

Purvabhadrapada

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksaktras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also called Purvabhadrapada.

Purvaphalguni

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. In some references, referred to as Purvaphalguni.

Purvasadha

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Occasionally known as Purvasadha.

Pushan

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Pushkara

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Pushpadanta

Vayu, as one of the Dikpalas, or his elephant. In some accounts, known 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. In some references, known as Pushpagiri.

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Pusti

A fertility goddess. An aspect of Bhumadevi. A consort of Vishnu or Ganesa. Also commonly known as 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. On occassion, known as Pusya.

Putana

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pygmy

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Radha

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Raga

A deity, melody personified. At times, called Raga.

Ragalata

A name of Rati as vine of love. Also commonly called Ragalata, Rati, Rati, 'delight', Kelikila, 'lust', Mayarati, Mayavati, Greek Aphrodite or Roman Venus.

Ragavrinta

A name of Kama as passion. At times, called 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. Also known as Raghu.

Ragini

A goddess of music. Also commonly identified as Ragini, emotion or emotion.

Rahu

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Raivata

A king. Father of Revaki. In some references, identified as Raivata.

Rajamatangi

A goddess. On occassion, known as Rajamatangi.

rajarshi

A king who becomes a sage or a demigod. As the result of asceticism. In some accounts, called rajarshi.

rajas

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

Rajashika

Those who worship the rakshasas or the yakshas. In some accounts, identified as Rajashika.

Raji

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Raka

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rakshasa

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Rakshasa-Loka

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

Rakshasaraja

A king of the rakshasas. Sometimes identified as Rakshasaraja.

rakshasi

A female version of a rakshasa. In some lore, occasionally called rakshasi, Javanese rekshasi or Javanese rekshasi.

Raktadanti

A name for Devi, Durga, Kali and Uma. As 'bloody-toothed'. Occasionally referred to 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). Called 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. In some accounts, known as Ramcarismanas.

Ramlila

A dramatic performance of the Ramayana. On occassion, referred to as Ramlila.

Rasa

The river which separates this world. From the underworld. In some lore, occasionally called Rasa.

Rasa-Lila

A love-dance: the dance of Krishna. Occasionally referred to as Rasa-Lila.

Rasatala

One of the 7 realms of Patala, home of the Daityas and the Danavas. Also identified as Rasatala.

Rathayatra

The festival of the Pilgrimage of the Chariot, held in honour of Jagannath, in the month of Ashada. In some lore, occasionally referred to as 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 known 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. At times, called 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. Also known as Ratri.

Raudri

A mother-goddess. One of the navasaktis. An aspect of Parvati. Sometimes identified 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. Sometimes known 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. Also commonly identified as Revanta.

Revati

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Ribhu

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

Ribhus

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Riddhi

A goddess of good fortune. Consort of Ganesha. Wife of Kubera, some say. Also referred to 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. Sometimes referred to as Rigvedic, Rgvedic or Rgvedic.

rishi

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rishika

A female seer. In some accounts, referred to 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. Occasionally identified as Rodha.

Roga

A charioteer for Yama. In some lore, occasionally known 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. At times, identified as Rohits, Rohita, Rohita, 'red', Rohita or Rohita.

Rosa

A river in heaven. On occassion, referred to as Rosa.

Rsabha

Son of Indra and Indrani. In some accounts he is an incarnation of Vishnu. Occasionally called 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. At times, identified as Rtus, Greek Horae, Greek Horae or Hours.

Ruch

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

Rudra

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rudra-aksha

A third eye, placed in the middle of the forehead, a feature of some deities. On occassion, called rudra-aksha.

Rudracandra

A form of Durga. One of the Navadurgas. At times, referred to as Rudracandra.

Rudracarcika

A mother-goddess. One of the Astamataras. In other accounts she is a form of Durga. Also referred to as Rudracarcika.

Rudrani

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Rukmin

A prince. Brother of Rukmini. Also commonly called 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'. Sometimes known as Rumra, Aruna, Aruna, Rumar, Greek Eos or Roman Aurora.

Rurava

A division of Naraka reserved for liars. In some references, referred to 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 accounts, referred to 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'. In some lore, occasionally called Sadagata, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Gandhavaha, Mahadeva, Maruta, Pavana, Pushpadanta, Vata, Wai or Greek Aeolus.

Sadana

A name for Lakshmi as the ocean. Also 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'. Known as 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. In some accounts, known 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. In some lore, occasionally called Sadhya.

Sadyojata

One of the 5 aspects of Shiva known. As Pancabrahma. Also 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. Also referred to as Saka, Dvipa, Dvipa, Bhadrasva, Dwipa, Jambridvipa, Ketumala, Krauncha, Kusa, Plaksha, Pushkara or Salmala.

Sakha

Son of Skanda. On occassion, 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. Sometimes called 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'. In some references, 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'. Occasionally 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as samatapancaka.

Samaveda

One of the 4 Vedas, sacred verses to be chanted at sacrifices. In some accounts, called Samaveda, Sama Veda or Sama Veda.

Samavurti

A name for Yama as the judge of the souls of the dead. Sometimes known 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. Occasionally referred to as Samhita.

Sampati

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Samraj

A name of Indra as 'supreme ruler'. As a duality with Varuna. In some references, known as 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. Occasionally referred to as samsara.

Samsara-Guru

A name for Kama as 'leader of the world'. Occasionally known as 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, called 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. Sometimes known as sanhita.

Sanjaya

A charioteer to Dhartarashtra. On occassion, called Sanjaya.

Sanjna

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Sanmukha

A god of the calendar. An aspect of Skanda. Son of Pasupati and Svadha. Sometimes identified as Sanmukha.

Sannyasi

An ascetic or mendicant: the fourth stage of the orthodox. Brahmin's progression. Occasionally referred to as Sannyasi.

Santa

A mother-goddess. One of the saptamataras. One of the astamataras. In some accounts, identified as Santa.

Santana

A minor god. Son of Ugra and Diksha. Sometimes known as Santana.

Santi

A goddess. Consort of Tivikrama. Occasionally identified as Santi.

Santoshi Mata

A mother-goddess. In some references, known as Santoshi Mata.

Sapta-Loka

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Sapta Ratna

The Hindu version of the Seven. Treasures of Buddhism. At times, known as Sapta Ratna.

Saptamataras

A group of 7 minor goddesses. In some references, referred to as Saptamataras.

Saptashati

A poem of some 700 couplets in honour of Devi's conquest of demons. Sometimes known as Saptashati.

Sarada Devi

Wife of Ramakrishna. Also commonly referred to as Sarada Devi.

Sarasraksha

A name for Indra as 'thousand-eyed'. Also identified 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. Also commonly known as Sarasvant.

Sarasvati

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Sarasvati-puja

A festival of homage to Sarasvati in January or February. Sometimes referred to as Sarasvati-puja, Homage to Sarasvati or Homage to Sarasvati.

sarga

Creation. In some lore, occasionally known as sarga.

Sarga

A minor god. Son of Shiva (Bhima) and Disa. On occassion, known as Sarga.

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Sarnga

The bow of Vishnu. Also referred to as Sarnga.

Sarvaga

Son of Bhima and Balandhara. Occasionally known as Sarvaga.

Sarvapayajaha

A god. One of the Dhyanibodhisattvas. Also called Sarvapayajaha.

Sarvatma

The totality of spiritual force, represented by the Trimurti. Occasionally known as Sarvatma, Trimurti, Trimurti, Trishiras or Parama.

Saryata

A king. Father of Sukanya. Also referred to 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. Sometimes identified as Sasthi.

Satabhisa

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Occasionally referred to as Satabhisa.

Satapatha Brahmana

A collection of stories including the story of Manu and the fish. At times, called Satapatha Brahmana.

Satavahana

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Sati

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Satki

A javelin, one of the weapons of Durga. Also identified as Satki.

Satrajit

Father of Satyabhama. Called Satrajit.

Satrughna

A god. Son of Dasa-ratha and Sumitra. Brother of Lakshmana. Also referred to as Satrughna, Thai Satrud or Thai Satrud.

sattva

One of the 3 gunas covering the transmigration of the soul. Also called sattva.

Satya-Loka

One of the 7 realms of the universe, home of the gods. On occassion, 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. Sometimes known 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. Sometimes referred to as Saunanda.

Savarkama

A king. Father of Rituparna. Sometimes called Savarkama.

Savarni

Son of Surya. Brother of Shani. Also commonly referred to as Savarni.

Savitri

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Sedhu-Lal

An attendant on the smallpox. Goddess, Shitala. Also called Sedhu-Lal.

Sena

The Hindu equivalent of bacchante. Occasionally known as Sena, Devasena, Devasena or Sena.

Sena-pati

A name of Karttikeya as 'commander of armies'. In some references, known 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'. On occassion, 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. Occasionally called Shakini.

Shakra

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shakta

One who worships a skakti. Sometimes referred to as shakta, sakta or sakta.

Shaktar

The king Kalmashapada in the form of a man-eating demon. In some accounts, called 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'. Also identified 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. In some accounts, called 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as Shanka-Sura.

Shankara

A manifestation of Bhairava; a name for Shiva as 'the auspicious one', peace or 'healer'. On occassion, known as Shankara, Bhairava, Bhairava, Bhairava, Mahakala, Bhairon, Ksetrapala, Mahakala, Shamkara, Sankara or Sankara.

Shankari

A mother-goddess. One of the saptamataras. Occasionally referred to as Shankari, Sankari or Sankari.

shankha

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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. Sometimes identified as Shanta.

Shantanu

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Shanti

A goddess of peace. Sometimes identified as Shanti.

Shanti-Niketa

The heaven of Shanti, goddess of peace. Sometimes known as Shanti-Niketa.

Sharabangha

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Sharabha

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sharada

The lute, symbol of Sarasvati. In some lore, occasionally known as 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. In some lore, occasionally called Sharamaya.

Sharanyu

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Shasha

A hare, said to live in the moon. Also identified 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. In some lore, occasionally identified as Shashi, Shasha, Shasha, Shashin or Shashin.

Shashthi

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Shatahrada

Consort of Kala. Mother of Viradha. Also known as Shatahrada.

Shatananda

Husband of Radha. He found the child Karna who had been abandoned and reared him as his own son. Also known as Shatananda.

Shatarupa

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Shatrughna

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Shaumya

A name for Shiva in his peaceful. Aspect. At times, 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. In some lore, occasionally identified 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'. In some accounts, identified as Shiva Bhuteswara.

Shiva Nataraja

A name of Shiva as 'Lord of the Dance'. Also known as Shiva Nataraja.

Shiva Purana

A work comprising over 24,000 verses, in the tradition of Shaivism. On occassion, identified as Shiva Purana.

Shiva-Sutra

A core text of Shaivism in Kashmir, said to have been composed. By Vasugupta. Sometimes called Shiva-Sutra.

Shivananasiddhyar

The sacred writings of Shaivism. In some lore, occasionally identified as Shivananasiddhyar.

Shivaratri

A feast celebrating the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, held in the period. February-March. Also called Shivaratri.

Shivi

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Shosti

A goddess of birth. She is depicted as riding a cat. On occassion, known as Shosti.

Shradda

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shradda

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Shrivatsa

A mark on the breast of Vishnu. In some lore, occasionally known as Shrivatsa.

Shrutadeva

Sister of Vasudeva. Mother of Shishupala by Dama Ghosha. Also identified as Shrutadeva.

Shruti

Sacred scriptures. Also referred to as Shruti.

Shuddhodhana

A king of the Sakya tribe. The deified father of the Buddha. Consort of Mayadevi. In some accounts, referred to as Shuddhodhana, Shuddhodana, Shuddhodana, Suddhodama, Suddhodama, Suddhodana, Suddhodana, Suddhodhana, Suddhodhana, Suddodhana or Suddodhana.

Shudharma

A hall in Indra's heaven, Svarga. Also identified as 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. Occasionally called 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 commonly called Siddha Sila.

Siddhi

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siddhu

An ascetic: religious instruction: a variety of yoga. Referred to as siddhu, saddhu, saddhu, sadhu, sadhvi or femalesadhvi.

Sikhandin

One of the vidyesvaras. An aspect of Shiva. Also referred to 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. In some accounts, identified as 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. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Simha.

Simha-Rathi

A name for Devi or Durga. Riding a lion. Also identified 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. Also commonly identified as Sindhu.

Sinivali

A moon-goddess and goddess of good fortune. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Sinivali.

sipar

A shield, one of the weapons of Durga. Occasionally referred to as sipar.

Sirima

One of the yakshas. Also known as Sirima.

sishana

The phallus as an object of worship. Also commonly identified as sishana, lingam, lingam, linga, Shivalingam, linga or Sishana.

Sita

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Sitabrahma

One of the 8 Dharmapalas. On occassion, called Sitabrahma, White Brahma or White Brahma.

Sivottama

A minor god. One of the vidyesvaras. In some accounts, called Sivottama.

Skambha

A name for Purusha in his role. Supporting the universe. At times, called Skambha, Skamba, Skamba, Greek Atlas, Greek Atlas or Upelluri.

Skanda

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Smara

A name for Kama as 'memory'. Occasionally 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. On occassion, known as smashana.

Snarayatra

A festival in honour of Jagannath. In some lore, occasionally identified as Snarayatra.

Sodasi

A minor goddess. A sakti of Shiva. On occassion, identified as Sodasi.

soma

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Soma

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Somadeva

An 11th C. Writer, author of Katha-Sarit-Sagara. In some references, known as Somadeva.

Somanatha

A name of Shiva as Lord of the Moon. 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. Occasionally 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. In some lore, occasionally called Somavita.

Sravana

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Known as Sravana.

Sri

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Sri-gaja

A white elephant associated with Lakshmi. Occasionally referred to as 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. Also identified 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. Identified as Srivdyadevi.

Sthanu

A name for Shiva as an ascetic. Also identified 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. Also identified as Subala.

Subhadra

A goddess. Daughter of Surabhi or Vasudeva. Sister of Krishna. Mother of Abhimanyu by Arjuna. Also known as Subhadra, East Indies Dewi Shri, East Indies Dewi Shri, Rukmini, Sembadra, Sembadra or Subadra.

Subrahmanya

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Suchiloma

One of the Yakshas. On occassion, identified as 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. Also commonly known as Suchimukha.

sudarshana

Vishnu's discus which he used as a weapon. In some references, referred to as sudarshana.

Sudeva

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Sudhavan

An archer-god. Occasionally known as Sudhavan.

Sudjumna

Son of Vaivasvata. He is said to have changed sex quite often. At times, called Sudjumna.

Sudurmukha

An evil king, the second incarnation of Kubera. In some accounts, 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. At times, referred to as Sukara.

Sukha

The capital of Varuna's undersea. Realm, Pushpagiri. Also known as Sukha.

Sukramukha

One of the realms of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of tyrants - they are crushed between huge rollers. At times, referred to as Sukramukha.

Suksma

A minor god. One of the vidyesvaras. Also referred to as Suksma.

Sulini

A minor goddess. Also commonly called Sulini.

Sumana

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Sumanakuta

The native name for Adam's Peak, regarded as the home of Sumana. In some lore, occasionally called Sumanakuta, Adam's Peak, Adam's Peak, Adam's Footprint or Sumanala.

Sumantra

Indra's heavenly palace. Also commonly referred to as Sumantra.

Sumukha

A Naga. Husband of Gumakesi. Also called Sumukha.

Sunah-sepa

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Sunama

Brother of Kansa. He was one of those killed by the young Krishna. In some lore, occasionally called Sunama.

Sunanda

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Sunasira

A god of ploughshares. Also known as Sunasira.

Sunda

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Sundara

A goddess. An aspect of Shiva as 'prosperous'. Also commonly called 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 referred to as Sunottara.

Sunrta

A fertility-goddess. Sometimes identified as Sunrta.

Supavasu

One of the Yakshas. In some references, referred to as Supavasu.

Supratika

One of the Dikpalas or the elephant. Helping him. Sometimes known as Supratika.

Supreme Goddess

A name for Devi. Sometimes referred to 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. In some lore, occasionally 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. Occasionally known as 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. Occasionally 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. In some accounts, identified as Surupa.

Surya

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Suryaa

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Suryabhauma

One of the Dikpalas or the elephant. Helping him. Also identified as Suryabhauma, Kumuda or Kumuda.

Suryapuja

A spring festival in honour of Surya. Also called Suryapuja.

Sushena

A physician who could restore the dead to life. In some references, called Sushena.

Sushna

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Susravas

A sun-god. In some accounts, identified as Susravas.

Sutala

One of the 7 realms of Patala. At times, identified as Sutala.

Sutra

A book of ritual. Occasionally identified as Sutra.

Svaha

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Svar

A sun-god. Sometimes referred to 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. Also identified as Svarbhanu.

Svarga

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Svargapati

A name for Indra as 'lord of heaven'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as 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. In some references, called 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. On occassion, called Svaru.

Svasthavesini

A terrible goddess. She is depicted with three heads and three eyes. Sometimes known as Svasthavesini.

svastika

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Svati

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. On occassion, identified as Svati, Nistya or Nistya.

Svayambhu

A name for Brahma as creator. Sometimes called Svayambhu, Svayambhuva or Svayambhuva.

Swanaya

A king noted for his generosity. On occassion, referred to as 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 identified as Syenabhrita, Soma, Soma, Chandra, Oshadhi-Pati, Orb of Night or Prajapati.

Tahli

A talisman bearing the image of Lakshmi worn by Brahmin women. In some lore, occasionally called Tahli, Talee, Talee, Tali or Tali.

Taijas

Fire, one of the 5 forms of Parabrahma. Also identified as Taijas.

Takshaka

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Talatala

One of the 7 realms of the underworld, Patala. At times, identified as Talatala.

tamas

One of the 3 gunas governing the transmigration of the soul. On occassion, called tamas.

Tamsika

Those who worship ghosts and spirits such as bhutas, pretas, etc. In some references, called Tamsika.

Tamusra

One of the realms of hell. This region is reserved for the punishment of adulterers and thieves. Also commonly referred to as Tamusra.

Tandava

A dance performed by Shiva at the end of each cycle of the universe. Sometimes called Tandava.

Tandu

A god of the dance. The chief disciple of Shiva. Called Tandu.

Tantra

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Tanunapat

A name for Agni as 'always young'. Occasionally identified 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. At times, referred to as Tapa-Loka, Pitri-Loka or Pitri-Loka.

Tapati

Daughter of the sun-god. Also identified as Tapati, 'heat' or 'heat'.

Tara

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Tara Bai

An ever-youthful star-maiden who lured mortals with her songs. In some lore, occasionally identified as Tara Bai.

Taraka

A female, man-eating demon killed. By Rama. Mother of Maricha. In some references, called Taraka, Tara, Tara, Taraka, Tibetan Dolma or sGrol-ma.

Tarakamaya

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Tarakee

A hero who lived to the age of 1100. Also known as Tarakee.

Tarani

A name for the sun: a saviour deity. Sometimes called Tarani.

Taraswin

A name for Garuda as 'swift one'. Sometimes called 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. On occassion, known 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. Also commonly called Thakur-Deo.

thug

A devotee of Kali. Occasionally identified as thug, phansigar, phansigar, thag or thag.

thuggee

The practice of strangling victims, used by the thugs. On occassion, called thuggee.

thunderbolt

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Thunderstone

The weapon of Indra: a thunderbolt. Sometimes referred to as 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. At times, known as Tirrukural.

Tiryak

One of the 6 gati, the region of beasts. Sometimes known as Tiryak, Tyryakloka or Tyryakloka.

Titha

A name of Kama as fire. 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. Occasionally known as Tivikrama.

Tratr

A protective deity. Also identified as Tratr.

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Tretayuga

An age of the world - the second - in which changes begin and men. Become less bound by duty. Occasionally referred to 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'. At times, called 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. Sometimes identified as trident.

Trikantikadevi

A terrible goddess. Identified as Trikantikadevi.

Trikuta

Ravana's fortress, destroyed by Rama. Also called Trikuta.

Trimurti

The trinity of gods, Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. They are sometimes depicted as a triple-headed deity. Also commonly identified as Trimurti, Trishiras, Trishiras, Parama, Parama, Sarvatma or Sarvatma.

Trinavarta

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Tripada

A god of fever. In some lore, occasionally called Tripada.

Tripura

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Tripuratanka

An aspect of Shiva. Also commonly called 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.

Tristubh

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Trita

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Trivikrama

A name of Visnu as Vamana. Consort of Santi. In some references, 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). Called Tryambaka.

Tula

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Libra. The scales. Occasionally called Tula.

tulasi

A sacred plant, emblem of Vishnu: basil. Also known as 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. Sometimes known as Tumburu, Viradha, Viradha or Virada.

Turvasu

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Tushara

A name for Marisha as 'dew'. Also commonly known as Tushara, Marisha or Marisha.

Tushita

One of a group of minor deities, a type of gana. Occasionally identified as Tushita, Tusita or Tusita.

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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. At times, referred to as Uccaishravas, Uchchhaihsravas or Uchchhaihsravas.

Udgita

The Sanskrit version of the mantra Om. Sometimes referred to 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. 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. In some lore, occasionally 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. On occassion, referred to as Ugrasura.

Ugratara

A terrible goddess. She is depicted as carrying a corpse on her head. Also known as Ugratara.

Ulmuka

Son of Balarama and Revati. Brother of Nisatha. At times, called Ulmuka.

Ulupi

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Uma

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upanayana

The sacred thread ceremony at puberty. Also referred to as upanayana.

Upangas

One of the groups of sacred writings. Covering puranas, rituals, etc. Sometimes identified as Upangas.

Upanishad

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upashruti

A voice predicting disaster which can be heard in the night-watches. In some lore, occasionally called upashruti.

Upasunda

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Upavedas

One of the groups of sacred writings. Covering the arts, etc. Occasionally called Upavedas.

Urja

Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Vashishtha, some say. In some lore, occasionally known as Urja.

Urmita

Sister of Sita. Wife of Lakshmana. Mother of Angada and Chandraketu. Called Urmita, Urmila or Urmila.

Urvara

A god of arable fields. Sometimes called Urvara.

Urvashi

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Usha

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Ushapati

A god of the dawn. In some accounts, identified as Ushapati.

Ushas

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Usunhi'ya

The Cherokee home of the dead. Also called Usunhi'ya, Darkening Land, Darkening Land or Usunhi'yi.

Utatheya

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Uttama

Son of Uttanapada. Brother of Dhruva. Called Uttama.

Uttanapada

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Uttanka

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Uttara

Wife of Abhimanyu. Mother of Parikshit. Occasionally referred to as Uttara.

Uttara Kuru

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Uttarabhadrapada

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

Uttarasadha

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. Also commonly known as Uttarasadha.

Uttarphalguni

A goddess of fortune. One of the naksatras. Daughter of Daksha. Wife of Candra. At times, called Uttarphalguni.

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Vagdevi

A name of Sarasvati as goddess of speech. Also commonly called 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 references, called vahana, vahama, vahama, vahanam, vahanam, 'vehicle' or 'vehicle'.

Vahuka

A charioteer in the Mahabharata. Occasionally called Vahuka.

Vaijayanta

The flagstaff of Indra. Sometimes called Vaijayanta.

Vaikuntha

Heaven, the home of Vishnu on Mount Meru. In some accounts, identified as Vaikuntha.

Vairagi

One of the demi-gods: the spirit of an ascetic, a form of Pitri. These beings live in Tapa-Loka. In some references, identified as Vairagi, Vairaja or Vairaja.

Vaishnavi

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Vaishno Devi

A mother-goddess. Occasionally identified as Vaishno Devi.

Vaishravana

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Vaisnavara

A name for Agni as 'one who belongs to all'. Identified as Vaisnavara.

Vaitarani

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Vaivasvata

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Vaja

One of the 3 Rubhus. Also commonly 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'. At times, 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 references, identified as Valli.

Vamacharins

A left-handed sect of Hindus who revere Sakti. On occassion, known as Vamacharins, Dakshinacharins, Dakshinacharins, Daksinacharins or Daksinacharins.

Vamadeva

One of the 5 aspects of Shiva known. As the Pancabrahma. Sometimes referred to 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. Sometimes referred to as vanadevata.

Vanaspati

A deity who passes sacrificial offerings to the gods. Occasionally known as Vanaspati.

Vapushmat

A demon. This being was killed by Dama whose father had been killed by Vapushmat. Sometimes called Vapushmat.

Varaha

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Varahi

A mother-goddess. One of the 8 Matrikas. She was opposed by the demon Asuyu. In some lore, occasionally identified as Varahi.

Varcin

A drought-demon. In some accounts, called Varcin.

Variloma

A name of Varuna as sea-god, 'he with the watery hair'. Sometimes known 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. Also commonly referred to as Varunapragh.

Varuni

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Vasanta

A goddess, spring personified. Sometimes known as Vasanta, Vasantadevi or Vasantadevi.

Vasanta-Bandhu

An aspect of Kama as god of spring. Also 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. Occasionally called Vastospati.

Vasu

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Vasudeva

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Vasudhara

A fertility-goddess. A sakti of Kubera. Sometimes referred to as 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.

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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. In some accounts, identified as vatsa.

Vatsasuraa

One of the demons, in the form of a cow, sent by Kansa to kill the infant Krishna. In some references, known as Vatsasuraa.

Vatuka

One of a group of minor female deities. On occassion, known as Vatuka.

Vayu

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Vayubala

One of the 49 Maruts. Sometimes referred to as Vayubala.

Vayumandala

One of the 49 Maruts. On occassion, identified as Vayumandala.

Vayuvega

One of the 49 Maruts. Also commonly called Vayuvega.

Veda

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Vedangas

One of the groups of sacred. Writings covering poetry, religious ceremonies, etc. Sometimes known as Vedangas.

Vedavati

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veeran

Spirit-soldiers. These beings, controlled by Ayyanar, nightly rode out to fight demons. At times, called veeran.

Vema

A goddess of sexual love. At times, called Vema.

Vena

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Venkata

A form of Vishnu. On occassion, identified 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 identified as Vessavana.

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Vibhandaka

King of the underworld. Father of Rishya-Shringa. Also commonly known as Vibhandaka.

Vibhishana

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Vibhu

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Vichitravirya

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Vidhatr

A god of death. At times, called Vidhatr.

Vidyadhara

Demi-gods. These beings, whose realm is between heaven and earth, can assume any shape they choose and sometimes marry mortals. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Vidyadhara, Taditkara, Taditkara or Vidyadhara.

vidyadhari

A nymph. These beings live in the forests and rivers. In some accounts, called vidyadhari, bidadari, bidadari, bijadhari, bijadhari, Javanese widyadhari Pacific bidadari or Javanese widyadhari Pacific bidadari.

Vidyarajni

A name for Tara as Queen of Knowledge. Sometimes known as Vidyarajni, Queen of Knowledge, Queen of Knowledge or Tara.

Vidyesvara

A group of 8 goddesses. Aspects of Shiva. Also called Vidyesvara.

Vigneshava

A name of Ganesha as 'lord of obstacles'. Sometimes identified as 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Vimana.

Vinata

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Vinaya Pitaka

The rules of Buddhism, part of the Tripitaka. In some lore, occasionally known as Vinaya Pitaka, Book of Sermons or Book of Sermons.

Vindhya

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Vindhya-Vasini

An evil aspect of Parvati. Occasionally referred to as 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. In some lore, occasionally identified 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. In some lore, occasionally known as Virochana.

Virudka

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Virula

The Pali version of Virudka. Also known as Virula.

Virupa

A fire-priest. Also identified as Virupa.

Virupaksha

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Visakha

Son of Skanda. Occasionally called Visakha.

visha

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Vishnu

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Vishnu-Chaturbhuja

A version of Vishnu with 4 arms. In some references, identified as Vishnu-Chaturbhuja.

Vishnu Sahasranaman

The 1,000 names of Vishnu. In some accounts, known as Vishnu Sahasranaman.

Vishnu Trivikrama

The name of Vishnu when, as his fifth. Avatar Vamana, he changed from dwarf to giant. Also commonly known as Vishnu Trivikrama.

Vishravas

Son of Pulashtya. Husband of Ilavida. Father of Kubera by Idavida. Father of Kumbhakarna, Ravana and Vibhishana by a rakshashi. On occassion, 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'. Referred to as 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. On occassion, referred to as Vishvantara.

Vishvarupa

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Vispala

An early deity. When his leg was cut off in battle, it was replaced with one made of iron. Sometimes referred to as Vispala.

Visvavasu

One of the Gandharvas. Father of Yama by a waternymph. In some lore, occasionally called Visvavasu.

Visvedeva

One of a group of minor deities: a type of Gana. On occassion, identified as Visvedeva.

Vitala

One of the 7 realms of Patala. Also called Vitala.

Vitthali

A god. An incarnation of Vishnu. Also referred to as Vitthali, Pandurganga, Pandurganga, Vishnu, Vithoba or Vithoba.

Vivasvat

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Vopadeva

A poet. He is said to have composed the Bhagavata-Purana. Also referred to as Vopadeva.

Vriddhi

A goddess of growth. A manifestation of Lakshmi. Consort of Kubera. In some accounts, called 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. At times, identified 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. Also commonly called Vrindavana.

Vrindha

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Vrishabha

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Taurus the bull. Also commonly referred to as Vrishabha.

Vrishakapi

A monkey-god. A friend of Indra. Also referred to as Vrishakapi.

Vrishchika

One of the signs of the Zodiac, Scorpio the scorpion. On occassion, called Vrishchika.

Vrishni

An ancestor of Krishna. One of the Yadavas. On occassion, known as Vrishni.

Vritra

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Vritrahana

A title of Indra as the killer of Vritra. Sometimes identified as 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. At times, referred to as Vyagrapada.

Vyasa

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wagtail

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Wai

An evil aspect of Vayu. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Wai, Vayu, Vayu, Vata, Vaya, 'breath', Gandhavaha, Mahadeva, Maruta, Pavana, Pushpadanta, Sadagata, Vata or Greek Aeolus.

Walliamei

One of the consorts of Subramanya. Also identified as Walliamei.

Warayana

A name of Vishnu. Occasionally identified as 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. In some references, known as Yadavas.

Yadhapati

A name of Varuna in his role as sea-god, 'king of sea creatures'. Also identified 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'. In some accounts, referred to as Yajnesha, Yajneshvara or Yajneshvara.

Yajur Veda

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yaksha

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Yaksha-Loka

The home of the yakshas. Known as Yaksha-Loka.

yakshagraha

A version of a yaksha which can take. Possession of mortals and drive. Them mad. Occasionally known 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. Occasionally identified as Yamaduta.

Yamaduti

A goddess attendant on Yama. Identified as Yamaduti.

Yamapura

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Yami

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yantra

A magical diagram used in meditation and worship. In some lore, occasionally 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 references, known as Yati.

Yatus

Demons in the form of dogs or vultures. Sometimes known as Yatus.

Yaudheya

Son of Yudhishthira and Devika. Also commonly identified as Yaudheya.

Yayati

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Yelanna

A goddess. The priests of her cult recruit young girls and boys for prostitution. Sometimes identified 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 references, called Yogasiddha.

yogi

A practitioner of yoga: a sorcerer. Referred to 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. Sometimes known as Yonijas.

Yudhishthira

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yuga

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yupa

A post used in Brahmin sacrificial. Rites. In some references, referred to as yupa.

Yuvanasva

A man who, after drinking a potion, bore a boy from his side. Sometimes identified as Yuvanasva.

zebu

A hump-backed ox. This animal is sacred in many parts of Asia. Also referred to as zebu.
Hindu Mythology