Forgotten Deities in Hinduism

In Hinduism, we are worshipping large number of gods and goddesses. Apart from the main gods and goddesses, we are worshipping the demigods, and demigoddesses, guardian gods, saints, rishis and their wives etc. In ancient times, people used to worship the Vedic deities such as Pushan, Akash raj, Lord Indra, Varuna, Brahma,Vayu, Surya, Agni, Yama […]

Nookambika Devi | Nookalamma Thalli

Mata Nookambika is a famous village deity who is having her popular shrine in Anakapalle at Andhra Pradesh. The main deity of the temple is Mata Nookambika. Sri Appalaraju, a great Shakti devotee built the temple for Mata Nookambika approximately before 450+ years. During Ugadi, thousands of devotees throughout Andhra Pradesh would visit the temple […]

Diti, Mother of Daityas (Rakshasas, Asuras, demons)

Diti is the consort of Rishi Kashyapa, and she was the mother of the Marutas, divine attendants of Lord Indra, and the Daityas. Diti is the daughter of Lord Daksha Bhagavan and Panchajani. Aditi is her sister, and her sons were Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksha, who were killed by Lord Vishnu, and her daughter Holika was […]

Child Deities in Hinduism

Child deities would be easily attached into the hearts of the people, since their looks and styles would please our souls. In some pictures of Lord Shiva, we can see his child form. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Bala Brahmeswara Swamy in Alampur, Telangana, and he appears in child form, and lot of devotees would […]

Vasuki | Serpent God, brother of Mata Manasa Devi

Vasuki is considered as the king of serpent as per Hinduism and Buddhism texts. He contains the divine gem on his head, and the divine gem gives more attractiveness to his body. Vasuki is the brother of Mata Manasa Devi, a famous snake goddess, mostly worshipped by the North Indian people, and in Tamil Nadu, […]

Jaya, Vijaya | Gatekeepers of Vaikunta

As per ancient puranas, Jaya and Vijaya are the two divine gatekeepers of Vaikunta, the divine abode of Lord Vishnu. Due to the curse, they were born in the earth as enemies of Lord Vishnu, and killed by their master Vishnu, and finally reached their place and serving the Lord again in the Vaikunta as […]

Bhadra | Mata Bhadra | Goddess of the Hunt

Goddess Bhadra is considered as the goddess of the hunt. She got married with Lord Kubera and become his queen. Her children are Nalakuvara and Manibhadra. She is also the daughter of Lord Suryadev and Goddess Chaya Mata and the sister of Shani Bhagwan. It is believed that Mata Bhadra had consumed the Blue Halahala […]

Vaastu Bhagawan | God of Structures in Hinduism

The God of structures, popularly known as – Vaastu Bhagawan, provides safety, protection, peacefulness, happiness and prosperity to devotees, if the Vaastu principles are properly followed by the devotees in their building, and if the Vaastu Bhagawan is worshipped properly. He contains the features of the Trimurtis and the Tridevis and contains great super natural […]

Aranya Devi | Maa Vana Devata | Maa Vana Bhagavathy

Ma Aranyani Devi is the forest goddess.She is also called as Vana Devata, and Vana Bhagavathy, and she is considered to be the guardian of the animals living in the forest. She also protects the forest from thieves and from natural calamities like storm, earth quake and floods. Goddess Aranyani, is a form of Ma […]

Shashti Devi | Protector of Children

Shashti is a Hindu goddess, and considered as the protector of children. She is also worshipped by the people as “SANTHANA LAKSHMI”. And in Chennai, Besant Nagar, Ashta Lakshmi Temple, a separate shrine is dedicated for Santhana Lakshmi. By worshipping her and doing abhishekham and archanai to her, we will get the blessings of Goddess […]

Bahuchara Mata | Goddess of Fertility, Patroness of the Hijra community

Bahuchara Mata is a Hindu goddess of fertility and considered as the incarnation of Mata Parvati Devi. She is mainly worshipped by the issue-less couples and transgender people of north India. Her main temple is located in Gujarat, India. Bahuchara Mata is shown as a beautiful goddess with four hands. Her vehicle is a rooster. […]

Akash Raj (Dyaus Pitr) | Sky God, Father Heaven

Sky God called as DyausPitr in Sanskrit is the Vedic deity of Hinduism. He is considered as one among the eight vasus, the divine attendants of Lord Indra. He is also called as “AKASH RAJ”. His vehicle is cow. He is the god of heaven and the god of sky. He controls the clouds in […]

Nidra Devi | Goddess of Sleep

Nidra Devi, is a Hindu goddess who mainly related with night. Her details are found in Rigveda, and also in several ancient sacred Hindu texts. She is mentioned as an affectionate mother and the giver of spiritual power. She contains the beauty similar to that of Goddess Lakshmi and contains the powers of the Tridevis […]

Pushan | Vedic God of Marriage, Journeys & Feeding Animals

Pushan is a Vedic god. Pushan is the god who helps in conducting marriages, providing safe journeys and will dwell in the hearts of those people who feed food to the animals. He gives the results according to our Karma. He guides the souls to travel to the other world. He also removes the fear […]

Khodiyar Mata

Khodiyar Mata is a Hindu goddess born in Gujarat during 7th century AD. She was the daughter of the great Shiva devotee Sri MamadJi Charan. Mamad Ji Charan was the friend to the king of Gujarat. Due to his friendship with the king, he was insulted by the ministers, who were jealous of him and […]

Divine Appearance of Deities

Yadagiri Narasimha Swamy Temple

In our Hinduism, we have large number of gods and goddesses, who are worshipped as deities. The Deities appearances would differ from each other. The first god Lord Vinayaka, looks half human, and half elephant. Similarly the avatars of Lord Vishnu are also looks differently. Lord Narasimha appears in the form of half lion and […]

Varuna Deva | God of Rain, Oceans, Seas

Varuna is a Hindu deity related with the seas. He is found in the Vedic literature of Hinduism. He is the god of sea and rain.He is under the control of Lord Indra. He receives the instructions given by Lord Indra, and will do according to his favour. In the Hindu Puranas, Varuna is the […]

Svasti | Swasti Devi | Svasti Mata | Consort of Vayu Deva

Goddess Swasti Devi is the consort of Lord Vayu, the Wind god. She is mentioned in Vedas and Puranas and contains great powers similar to her consort Lord Vayu Deva. Maa Swasti is believed to be the daughter of Lord Viswakarma, the Divine Architect, and since Lord Vayu was very much impressed with the beauty […]

Ashta Vasus | Attendant Deities of Lord Vishnu

In Hinduism, the Vasus are residing at Swarga Loka with Lord Indra and they obey his instructions. The Ashta Vasus are described in the Ramayana as the children of Kasyapa and Aditi and in the Mahabharata as the sons of Manu or Brahma Prajapati. They are the eight gods who represents the Pancha bhootas, and […]

Ashwini Kumaras | Asvins | Twin Vedic Gods of Medicine

Asvins, also known as Ashwini Kumaras , in Hindu tradition, are twin gods. Aswini Devas are Divine healers and they are the gods of Ayurvedic Medicine. They are also described in the Rigveda and Varaha Purana and in many other Puranas. Ashwini Kumaras have Horse ‘s face and are reported to be very handsome and […]