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List of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses

11-NOV-2016 15:40

    The Vedic People personified the natural forces and looked upon them as living beings to which they gave human or animal attributes. The sources reveal that there were neither temples nor idols. The recitation of mantras was the mode of prayer. Here, we are giving the list of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses which very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

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    List of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses

    Name of God

    Associated with natural forces

    Vayu

    Wind God

    Dyaus

    Father of Heaven

    Aditi

    Mother of Surya

    Maruts

    Storm Spirits

    Gandharvas

    Divine Musicians

    Ashavins

    Healers of diseases and experts in surgical art

    Ribhus

    Gnomes

    Apsaras

    Mistresses of Gods

    Rudra

    An archer God, whose anger brought disease

    Usha

    Goddess of Dawn

    Aditi

    Mother of Goods

    Prithvi

    Earth Goddess

    Aryani

    Forest Goddess

    Saraswati

    The River Deity

    Although, the early Vedic religion was naturalistic and the evidence of sacrifices for Praja (Children), Pasu (cattle) and Dhana (wealth) and not for spiritual upliftment or against misery.

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