THE MAJOR GODS OF HINDUISM


BRAHMAN

Brahma


"Reality in One; sages speak of it in different ways."




BRAHMĀ (Creator)


Sarasvati (speech and learning)

VISHNU (Preserver)


Lakshmi (wealth and prosperity)


Krishna


Parasurama


Rama


Balarama


Buddha


Kalkin (yet to come)


Jesus (?)


Ghandi (??)

SIVA (Shiva) (Destroyer - Male)

Sakti (Shakti) (Destoyer - Female)


Durga


Kali


Shashthi (wisdom)

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The cult gods: VISHNU (Vaishnavism)


SIVA (Saivism)


SAKTI (Saktism)


SURYA


GANES OR GANAPTI

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The Vedic Gods: AGNI (Fire - Southeast) NIRRITI (Darkness - Southwest)


HANUMAN (Monkey god) SOMA (Moon) (drugs) (soma juice)


VARUNA (Water-West) VAYU (Wind - Northwest)


INDRA (Heavens - East) RUDRA (Shiva ? - Mountain - Storm - Destroyer God, Healer - Medicinal Plants)


KAMA (Love) YAMA (Death - South)


KUBERA (Treasure - North) VISHNU (“Far strider” - Sun)


SURYA (Solar - Sun) USHAS (Female - The Dawn(s) - Rides a chariot drawn by red spotted horses.)


DYAUSH PITAR (Sky Father) PRAJAPATI (Lord of Creatures - a title)


MITRA (Sun)