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Hindu Gods and Goddesses
➤ Agni. The God of Fire. He has razor-like golden teeth, three arms and seven legs.He carries flames, a pot full of water, and a trident.
➤ Brahma. The God of creation. He usually has four arms and four heads. He dresses in white and rides on a swan or a peacock. Sometimes he sits on a lotus blossom.
➤ Durga. The great mother Goddess. She often rides a lion and has four arms in which she carries a drum, a sword, a trident, and a bowl filled with blood.
➤ Ganesha. The elephant-headed God. He is the overcomer of obstacles. Besides his elephant-head, he has a potbelly. In his four arms, he carries roses, a piece of his broken tusk, a thorn, and a bowl. He often rides upon a very small rat.
➤ Hanuman. The monkey God. His job is to tour the world singing the name of God. He has great strength and learning and is mischievous. Often he has wings. He can be a fierce warrior.
➤ Indra. The God of war. Usually riding a horse, Indra takes the form of a golden or red man and carries a thunderbolt. Sometimes he rides a white elephant. His name means “strong.”
➤ Kali. The Goddess of Earth, Nature, and destruction. With wild dark hair, a blood-smeared body, and a protruding tongue, she wears a necklace of human skulls and often stands on her husband Shiva.
➤ Krishna. The God of love. He takes the form of a man with blue skin. He often plays the flute.
➤ Lakshmi. The Goddess of fortune and beauty. Always beautifully dressed, she is golden and sits on a lotus blossom.
➤ Sarasvati. The Goddess of language and wisdom. She has six arms and three faces. She often rides a swan or sits on a lotus.
➤ Siva or Shiva. The God of change, transformation, and destruction. He is the creator of yoga and a dancer. A man with a third eye between his eyebrows, he carries a trident and an axe.
➤ Vishnu. The God of preservation. He is also seen as the liberator and the highest God. In his four arms he holds a club, a shell, a disk, and a lotus.
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