Ten Major Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism

An infographic showing ten major gods and goddesses of Hinduism their relationships to each other and their symbolism.

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HINDU GODS CHART There are four main sects within Hinduism: Shaivism (in which Shiva is worshipped as the main god); Vaishnavism (in which Vishnu worshipped as the main god); Shaktism (in which the female aspects of god are primarily worshipped);

The Lingam is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. The Lingam is represented with the Yoni, a symbol of female creative energy. The union of Lingam and Yoni represents the "indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive and active from which all life originates". A complementary theory suggests that the Lingam represents the beginningless and the endless Stambha pillar, symbolizing the infinite nature of Shiva.

The Lingam is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. The Lingam is represented with the Yoni, a symbol of female creative energy. The union of Lingam and Yoni represents the "indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive and active from which all life originates". A complementary theory suggests that the Lingam represents the beginningless and the endless Stambha pillar, symbolizing the infinite nature of Shiva.

Kali from Sanjay Patel's Little Book of Hindu Deities

The Goddess Kali in a chibi-ish vein by Sanjay Patel. A noted Pixar artist, his illustrated Ramayana is a true modern masterpiece.

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Hindu deity Shiva as destroyer of the three cities of the demons 1000-1100 CE central India sandstone by mharrsch, via Flickr

Hindu deity Shiva as destroyer of the three cities of the demons CE central India sandstone

Antique Carved Ivory Ganesha Hindu Deity Figure - An antique carved ivory figure depicting the Hindu elephant-headed god depicted with his vehicle, umbrella and mouse mounted on wooden stand. Loss to umbrella to back of piece and one ball accent (see photo). Measures approximately 8.5" x 3.25" x 3" and weighs 1 lb. with stand.

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Murugan by Raja Ravi Varma.Peacock's Spiritual Connection: Peacock is linked to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi who represents benevolence, patience, wisdom, kindness, compassion and good-luck. Iridescent part of tail-feather, with the Eye, also adorns Lord Krishna's Head-gear [Mukat]. Peacock is associated with Boddhisatva Kwan-yin as a symbol of love, forgiveness and motherly-nurture.

Peacock Bird Characteristics, Pictures and Symbolism

Murugan by Raja Ravi Varma.-Kartikeya also known as Skanda, Kumaran, Murugan and Subramaniyan, is the Hindu god of war. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas (gods) and the son of Shiva and Parvati.

Ganesh, Vishnu, Shiva and Hanuman ... Sanjay Patel grew up in a home like this. A lead animator at Pixar Animation studios, he decided to take these well known images and display them in a very different form.

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Shiva statue on the Ganges River, India.  Bucket list : Visit the Ganges!

Shiva statue on the Ganges River, India. Bucket list : Visit the Ganges! This is my favorite statue of Shiva.

Kamadhenu , also known as Surabhi, is a divine bovine-goddess described in Hindu mythology as the mother of all cows. She is a miraculous "cow of plenty" who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle as well as the eleven Rudras.

Embossed Kamadhenu (sacred cow) with 22 carat gold leaf, love the details!

Buddhist, Hindu Deities Come Alive In Brilliant Artwork

Buddhist, Hindu Deities Come Alive In Brilliant Artwork

Buddhist, Hindu Deities Come Alive In Brilliant, Mythological Artwork

Very fine 17/18thC (likely earlier) standing Hindu deity Virabhadra, a form or avatar of Shiva.

Very fine (likely earlier) standing Hindu deity Virabhadra, a form or avatar of Shiva.

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