- Brahma is the creative aspect of the Trinity, the first god to have been separated from Iswara. Know more about Brahma, his significance in Hindu pantheon and his numerous attributes.
- Vishnu is the preserver and maintainer of the worlds. A minor god of Vedic pantheon, Vishnu assumed great importance during the post Vedic period. know about his attributes, his incarnations and his various aspects
- Siva is the destroying and evolving aspect of the universe. He is the most powerful, popular and dynamic god of Hinduism with roots definitely outside the pale of Hinduism. Know the aspects, manifestations and greatness of
- Ganesha is the first among the gods, the leader of the gods and the Siva Ganas. He is remover of all obstacles and impediments, who is worshipped invariably by devout Hindus, before starting any venture or offering worship to other gods.
- She is the goddess of wealth and consort of Mahavishnu. She was born from the milky ocean when the gods and demons churned it in search of immortality. She is referred in the Vedas both as Sri and Lakshmi. Sri means agricultural wealth…
- She is the goddess of learning, who is extolled in the Vedas as the sacred river with seven sisters, who helps the gods by destroying their foes. The early Vedic Aryans worshipped not the Ganges, but the Saraswathi river…
- Parvathi is the consort of Siva. She got the name because she is the daughter of the mountains (parvathas) and also because she as Prakriti occupies one half (parva) of the universe while the other half is occupied by Siva in his aspect as Iswara or Purusha
- Hanuman is one of the most popular gods of Hinduism today. A devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman is worshipped and admired by children and adults alike for his devotion, strength and courage and for his commitment to the path of righteousness and divine centered life…
- Kumaraswami, also known as Skanda is the elder son of Siva and Parvathi. Unlike Ganesha, he is of beautiful form, intelligent and knowledgeable and uses a peacock as his vehicle. According to the legends, he was created by Siva and Parvathi to slay a demon by the name Tarakasura…
- The dikpalas are eight in number. As their collective name suggests, they rule the eight quarters or the eight zones of the universe. Ashta means eight, dik means quarters or directions and palas means rulers. According to Hinduism each quarter is assigned to a particular divinity.
- Just as many ancient civilizations had their own versions of astronomy, Hindus had their own version of astronomy since ancient times. Hindu astronomy was characterized by the presence of nine planetary influences and their respective positions in space. The nine planets are collectively called navagrahas.
- Surya is the blazing sun. He is one of the Adityas, god among gods, the light that is most excellent, golden colored, who rides the skies in his golden chariot, drawn by
seven bay horses, who are described in the hymns as the daughters of heaven.
- Indra is the lord of the heavens. He is the most popular and powerful of the vedic deities. He is described as the god of the blue sky.