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


A seven-headed snake. He protected Parshva, the twentythird tirthankara, from the demon Meghamalin. Sometimes referred to as Dharana.


(1469-1538). The founder of Sikhism. First of 10 gurus. It is said that all the gods of the Hindu pantheon appeared at his birth which was accompanied by celestial music. He was later carried up to heaven by angels to receive instruction from god and returned to earth to preach his doctrines. He appears as a wonder-worker in Sikh lore. Also referred to as Nanak, Guru Nanak, Guru Nanak, Nanak Chand or Nanak Chand.


A creator-god. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Vahguru, Govinda, Govinda, Hari, Hari, Vahiguru or Vahiguru.
Sikh Mythology