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HINDU GODS - OTHER DETIES


* Jul 2021
Indra
Indra, the king of the Devas is the most important of the Vedic Gods. He is considered a warrior God & the God of rain & thunder.
weapon - Vajraayudha (thunder bolt)
vahaana (vehicle) - Airaavadha (the white elephant)
consort - Sachi (Indrani)
Offsprings - Jayanta, Midhusa, Nilambara, Khamla, Rbhus, Rsabha, Arjuna (son of Kunti), Deivayanai (his daughter was named so, since she was brought up by a elephant - yaanai)
Reference: en.wikipedia.org

Indra Gayatri
oṃ devaraajaaya vidmahe
vajrahastāya dheemahi
tanno indraḥ prachodayaat
or
oṃ devaraajaaya vidmahe
vajrahastāya dheemahi
tanno sakrah prachodayaat


* Jul 2021
Asta Dikpalas
are the eight deities ruling over the eight quarters of the universe (8 Diśa, Disha or Dik). Though frequently mentioned, they are rarely worshipped. In Hinduism it is traditional to represent their images on the walls and ceilings of Hindu temples.
Ashta Dikku Balagargal (Lords of the eight directions)
Indran - East (Pūrva, Prāchi, Prāk in Sanskrit)
Vehicle - Iravadaham (white elephant)
Wife - Sasidevi

Varunan - West (Paścima, Pratīchi, Apara)
Vehicle - Crocodile
Wife - Vaaruni

Yaman - South (Dakshina, Avāchi)
Vehicle - Buffalo
Wife - Aiyai

Guberan - North (Uttara, Udīchi)
Vehicle - Human being
Wife - Manorama

Vaayu - North West (Vāyavya)
Vehicle - Deer
Wife - Vaayaavi

Isaanyan - North East (Īśānya)
Vehicle - Oxen
Wife - Gowri

Agni - South East (Āgneya)
Vehicle - Goat
Wife - Kavaahaa

Nairudhi - South West (Nairṛti)
Vehicle - Horse
Wife - Yaadudhaan

Zenith (above) (Ūrdhva) - Brahmā
Nadir (below) (Adho) - Viṣṇu
References: hinduonline.co ; wikipedia.org