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Definition of the noun hindu deity

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  1. a deity worshipped by the Hindus
    • domain: Hindooism / Hinduism
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: deity / divinity / god / immortal = any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    • more specific words:
      • Aditya = one of 7 to 12 sons of Aditi
      • Ahura = title for benevolent deities
      • Asvins = in Hinduism the twin chariot warriors conveying Surya
      • Dharma = basic principles of the cosmos
      • Garuda = a supernatural eagle-like being that serves as Vishnu's mount
      • Marut = any of a group of Hindu storm gods
      • Rhibhus / Ribhus = one of three artisans of the Hindu gods
      • Soma = personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual
      • Vajra = Indra's thunderbolt
      • avatar = the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form
    • instances:
      • Aditi = a Hindu goddess who releases from sin or disease
      • Agni = Hindu god of fire in ancient and traditional India
      • Asura = earlier a god; later a demon
      • Bhaga = Hindu god of wealth and love
      • Brahma = the Creator
      • Brihaspati = personification of the power of ritual devotion
      • Bhumi Devi = Hindu earth goddess
      • Devi = Hindu mother goddess; supreme power in the universe
      • Chandi = malevolent aspect of Devi
      • Durga = Hindu goddess of war
      • Dyaus-pitar / Dyaus = Hindu god of the sky
      • Ganapati / Ganesha / Ganesa / Ganesh = Hindu god of wisdom or prophecy
      • Gauri = in Hinduism, goddess of purity and posterity and a benevolent aspect of Devi
      • Hanuman = in Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama
      • Indra = chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda
      • Ka = unknown god
      • Kali = wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi
      • Kama = Hindu god of love and erotic desire
      • Mara = Hindu god of death
      • Karttikeya / Kartikeya = Hindu god of bravery
      • Lakshmi = Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity
      • Mitra = Hindu god of friendship and alliances
      • Parjanya = Hindu god of rain
      • Annapurna / Anapurna / Parvati = wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: Hindu goddess of plenty
      • Prajapati = Hindu god personifying a creative force
      • Pushan = celestial shepherd god
      • Rahu = a Hindu demon who swallows the sun causing eclipses
      • Rudra = father of the Hindu storm gods Marut; controller of nature
      • Sarasvati = Hindu goddess of learning and the arts
      • Savitar = an important Hindu god
      • Shakti / Sakti = the female or generative principle
      • Shiva / Siva = the auspicious one
      • Skanda = Hindu god of war
      • Surya = an important god of later Hinduism
      • Uma = a benevolent aspect of Devi
      • Ushas = Hindu goddess of dawn
      • Varuna = in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers
      • Vayu = Hindu wind god
      • Vishnu = the sustainer
      • Yama = Hindu god of death and lord of the underworld

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Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

astra Hindu class caste Hindu clerk babu Hindu dancing girl bayadere Hindu deity Brahma, Dev(a), Ganesha, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011)

by Jeffery D. Long

Popular Hindu deity; elephant-headed remover of obstacles. As one of the sons of ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

The male deities are subservient to Shakti (shakti is also another term for feminine spiritual energy and is also a separate name for a female Hindu deity). The Devi Mahatmya, a major Shakta text, retells many traditional Hindu myths, but ...

Google previewThe Columbia World Dictionary of Islamism (2007)

by Olivier Roy, Antoine Sfeir

The reason was a clash between the Muslim community and Hindus who insisted that the mosque, built in 1528, had been constructed on top of the birthplace of the Hindu deity Lord Rama. A number of Hindu organizations were identified as ...

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