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Ushas Goddess by *VPdessin Ushas, the Vedic goddess of Dawn, is one of the oldest goddesses of the Hindu pantheon, whose stories belong to the Rig Veda, one of the oldest texts.

Gifted with the power of his divine father, he soared through the heavens toward the sun. Vāyu went with him, covering him with a cool breeze so that he would not be burned by the sun. The sun-god also withheld his blazing rays as he understood that Hanumān was a great servant of Viṣṇu who would later assist Him on earth.

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Meet Ganesha, the Hindu Lord of Success

Ganesha - Easily recognizable as the elephant-deity riding a mouse, Ganesha is arguably he most popular Hindu God, and one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha is depicted has having a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of knowledge, wisdom and wealth

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Why Lord Shiva Is the Most Fascinating Hindu Deity

Shiva - The most powerful and fascinating deity in Hinduism, who represents death and dissolution. One of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity, and known by many names - Mahadeva, Pashupati, Nataraja, Vishwanath, Bhole Nath - Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. Hindus recognise this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities and worshipping Shiva as a phallic symbol called the ‘Shiva Limgam’ in most temples.

What’s the meaning of the snake around Shiva’s neck? Why does he have a moon on his head? The symbols of Shiva explained.