Rigvedic (Hindu): Ghrta

Vote for this God on RELIGER Gods Poll Rigvedic (Hindu): Ghrta Ghee (Sanskrit: Ghṛta), is a class of clarified butter that originated in ancient India. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine, cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asian cuisine, traditional medicine, and religious rituals. Description Ghee is typically prepared by simmering butter, which...

Rigvedic (Hindu): Purusha (Cosmic Man)

Vote for this God on RELIGER Gods Poll Purusha (Sanskrit puruṣa, पुरुष) is a complex concept whose meaning evolved in Vedic and Upanishadic times. Depending on source and historical timeline, it means the cosmic man or Self, Consciousness, and Universal principle. In early Vedas, Purusha meant a cosmic man whose sacrifice by the gods created...

Rigvedic (Hindu): Aditi

Vote for this God on RELIGER Gods Poll In the Vedas, Aditi (Sanskrit: अदिति = “limitless” or “boundless”) is mother of the gods, specially Sun (devamata) and all twelve zodiacal spirits from whose cosmic matrix, the heavenly bodies were born. As celestial mother of every existing form and being, the synthesis of all things, she...

Rigvedic (Hindu): Bhaga

Vote for this God on RELIGER Gods Poll Sanskrit bhaga (IAST: bhaga) is a term for “lord, patron”, but also for “wealth, prosperity”. The cognate term in Avestan and Old Persian is baga, of uncertain meaning but used in a sense in which “lord, patron, sharer/distributor of good fortune” might also apply. The cognate in...

Rigvedic (Hindu): Atri

Vote for this God on RELIGER Gods Poll Atri (Sanskrit: अत्रि) or Attri is a Vedic sage, who is credited with composing a large number of hymns to Agni, Indra and other Vedic deities of Hinduism. Atri is one of the Saptarishi (seven great Vedic sages) in the Hindu tradition, and the one most mentioned...

Rigvedic (Hindu): Apam Napat

Vote for this God on RELIGER Gods Poll Apam Napat is a deity in the Indo-Iranian pantheon associated with water. His names in the Vedas, Apām Napāt, and in Zoroastrianism, Apąm Napāt, mean “child of the waters” in Sanskrit and Avestan respectively. Napāt (“grandson”, “progeny”) is cognate with Latin nepos and English nephew.[note In the...

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