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A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom was published in two volumes by Andrew Dickson White, a founder of Cornell University, in 1896.
Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar (ஆவிச்சி மெய்யப்ப செட்டியார்; 28 July 1907 – 12 August 1979), also known as A. V. Meiyappan or AVM, was an Indian film producer, director and philanthropist who established AVM Productions in Vadapalani, Chennai.
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).
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In Hindu mythology, Andhaka (Sanskrit: अन्धक, IAST: andhaka, lit. he who darkens) often refer to a malevolent asura who is killed by Shiva for trying to abduct Parvati.
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Anna Hari Salunke, also known as A. Salunke and Annasaheb Saluke, was an Indian actor who performed female roles in early Indian cinema and also a cinematographer.
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Ashvin or Ashwin (आश्विन, असोज, আশ্বিন; अश्विन; Malay/Indonesian: Aswin; Thai: Asawin), also known as Aswayuja, is the seventh month of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, the Vikram Samvat, which is the official solar calendar of Nepal and the parts of India.
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Babubhai Mistry (5 September 1918 – 20 December 2010) was an Indian film director and special effects pioneer who is best known for his films based on Hindu mythology, such as Sampoorna Ramayana (1961), Mahabharat (1965), and Parasmani (1963).
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Bāgalkot district is an administrative district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
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Bharata Khanda (or Bharata Ksetra) is a term used in Hindu texts, including the Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranic, to describe the geographic region that encompassed the modern countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Myanmar—that is, South Asia at the term's furthest extent.
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In Hindu mythology, Bhasmasura (भस्मासुर), also known as Brahmasura, was an asura or demon who was granted the power to burn up and immediately turn into ashes (bhasma) anyone whose head he touched with his hand.
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Chakora, (Sanskrit: चकोर) a kind of partridge, is a legendary bird described in Hindu mythology.
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A chariot is a type of carriage driven by a charioteer using primarily horses to provide rapid motive power.
The chatra (from छत्र, meaning "umbrella") is an auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.
The yángsuì 陽燧 or sun-mirror was an ancient Chinese burning-mirror that concentrates sunlight to ignite tinder and the fāngzhū 方諸 or moon-mirror was a device that collects nighttime dew by condensation.
Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain.
Chthonic law is defined as a system of law centered on the sacred character of the cosmos. According to Professor H. Patrick Glenn, the Chthonic legal tradition emerged through experience, orality and memory.
The chukar partridge, or simply chukar (Alectoris chukar), also called Chukor, is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae.
Chyavana (Cyavana) was a rishi in Hindu mythology.
According to ancient customs in Thailand, there is an astrological rule (which has influence from Hindu mythology) that assigns a color to each day of the week based on the color of the God who protects the day or Navagraha.
Comparative mythology is the comparison of myths from different cultures in an attempt to identify shared themes and characteristics.
Cradle Tales of Hinduism (1907) is a collection of stories by Sister Nivedita.
The "creation of man from clay" is a miraculous birth theme that recurs throughout world religions and mythologies.
Cross-dressing is the act of wearing items of clothing and other accoutrements commonly associated with the opposite sex within a particular society.
The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India.
Kolkata has been the pioneering city in Indian renaissance.
In the curriculum of the Waldorf schools, much of the education in academic subjects takes place in blocks, generally of 3–5 weeks duration.
Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre (31 January 1896 – 26 October 1981), popularly known as Da.
In Hindu mythology, Daksha-Yajna(m) (Daksha-Yagna(m)) or Daksha-Yaga is an important event, which is narrated in various Hindu scriptures.
Daksheswara Mahadev (दक्षेश्वर महादेव मन्दिर) or Daksha Mahadev temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the town of Kankhal, about 4 km from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
Dakshinamurthy दक्षिणामूर्ति is an aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all types of knowledge.
Dal is a lake in Srinagar (Dal Lake is a misnomer as Dal in Kashmiri means lake), the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel". The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.Pandit pp. 66–93 The shore line of the lake, is about, is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shore line Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and from houseboats cruising along the lake in the colourful shikaras. During the winter season, the temperature sometimes reaches, freezing the lake. The lake covers an area of and is part of a natural wetland which covers, including its floating gardens. The floating gardens, known as "Rad" in Kashmiri, blossom with lotus flowers during July and August. The wetland is divided by causeways into four basins; Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagin (although Nagin is also considered as an independent lake). Lokut-dal and Bod-dal each have an island in the centre, known as Rup Lank (or Char Chinari) and Sona Lank respectively. At present, the Dal and its Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh on its periphery are undergoing intensive restoration measures to fully address the serious eutrophication problems experienced by the lake. Massive investments of approximately US$275 million (11 billion) are being made by the Government of India to restore the lake to its original splendour.
Daradas were a people who lived north to the Kashmir valley.
Dashain (India and Nepal or Baḍādaśãi बडादशैँ), also Bijayā Daśamī), or Mohani (Nepali म्होनि नख) is the Nepali version of Durga Puja (Maithili: दुर्गा पुजा), a fifteen-day-long festival of Shaktism in South Asia. It is celebrated by Hindu groups in Nepal and the ethnic हिन्दू Nepali people of Indian hill states of Sikkim, Assam and Darjeeling district and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar. It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Bikram Sambat and Nepal Sambatannual calendar, celebrated by hindu Nepalese people, along with their diaspora throughout the globe. It is the longest and most anticipated festival in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and North Indian hills. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period.The festival falls in September or October, starting from the shukla paksha (bright lunar fortnight) of the month of Ashvin and ending on purnima, the full moon. Among the fifteen days on which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth. Among the Newa of the Nepal mandal Kathmandu valley Dashain is celebrated as the most important festival of as Nepal sambat calendar year. Among the Hindus and Buddhist Newars, it is celebrated with slight differences and interpretations, where each nine days Navaratri (नवरात्री) leading up to the 10th day called 'Dashami' carry special importance. The goddess Durga and her various manifestations are especially worshiped by Hindu Newars throughout the Shaktipeeths of Kathmandu Valley. Among Newars, Mwohni is also important for its emphasis on family gatherings as well as on a renewal of community ties, highlighted by special family dinners called Nakhtyā (नख्त्या) and various community processions of deities called Jātrā (जात्रा) throughout the three royal cities of Kathmandu Valley.
Dashavatar or Dashavtar generally refers to Dashavatara, the ten incarnations of the god Vishnu in the Hindu Mythology.
David Derek Stacton (born Arthur Lionel Kingsley Evans, May 27, 1923 – January 19, 1968) was an American novelist, historian and poet.
Dev Mogra (also Devmogra or Yaah Devmogi) is a figure in Hindu mythology, a goddess for the Satpuda mountain people.
Deva Pureeswarar Temple (தேவபுரீஸ்வரர் கோயில்):ta:தேவூர் தேவபுரீசுவரர் கோயில்is a Hindu temple located in the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
In Hindu mythology, Devayani (देवयानी, Devayānī) was the important daughter of Shukracharya, Daitya guru and his wife Jayanti, daughter of Indra.
Devghat is one of the famous religious and cultural centers in central Nepal.
Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik is an Indian Hindi television series which aired on the EPIC Channel.
The Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (2002) is a book written by Anna L. Dallapiccola, and contains information on over one thousand concepts, characters, and places of Hindu mythology and Hinduism, one of the major religions of the Indian subcontinent.
Dighwara is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in the Saran district, state of Bihar, India.
Dilīpa in Hindu mythology is said to have been one of the most righteous and chivalrous emperors.
Dinesh (Devanagari: दिनेश) is a common Hindu male given name.
The Discworld is the fictional setting for all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld fantasy novels.
Divine Mother or Mother Divine may refer to.
The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the gray wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.
Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.
The dramyin or dranyen (dramnyen) is a traditional Himalayan folk music lute with six strings, used primarily as an accompaniment to singing in the Drukpa Buddhist culture and society in Bhutan, as well as in Tibet, Sikkim and Himalayan West Bengal.
Draupadi (The Daughter Of King Drupad) is a 1931 sound film from Indian cinema.
Dravidian architecture is an architectural idiom in Hindu temple architecture that emerged in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent or South India, reaching its final form by the sixteenth century.
is a ''shōjo'' manga by Megumi Tachikawa.
In the epic Mahabharata, Droṇa (द्रोण) or Droṇācārya or Guru Droṇa or Rajaguru Devadroṇa was the royal preceptor to the Kauravas and Pandavas; an avatar of Brihaspati.
Shri Durga Devi temple, Guhagar is an ancient temple located at Guhagar, a taluka place in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra state in India.
In Hindu mythology, Dvivida is a brother of Maindha.
Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were an element of literature from its beginning, though the idea of a distinct genre, in the modern sense, is less than two centuries old.
In Greek mythology, Echidna (Ἔχιδνα., "She-Viper") was a monster, half-woman and half-snake, who lived alone in a cave.
Erawan National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติเอราวัณ) is a 550 km2 park in western Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, Amphoe Si Sawat in tambon Tha Kradan.
Eris (minor-planet designation 136199 Eris) is the most massive and second-largest (by volume) dwarf planet in the known Solar System.
Erode is the seventh largest urban agglomeration of the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu and serves as administrative headquarters of Erode District.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
In Buddhism, fierce deities are the fierce, wrathful or forceful (Tibetan: trowo, Sanskrit: krodha) forms of enlightened Buddhas, Bodhisattvas or Devas (divine beings).
Final Fantasy is a science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square).
A flood myth or deluge myth is a narrative in which a great flood, usually sent by a deity or deities, destroys civilization, often in an act of divine retribution.
Karnataka has a variety of folk arts, including folk dance and puppetry.
The folklore of India compasses the folklore of the nation of India and the Indian subcontinent.
Fullara (Bengali:ফুল্লরা) is a temple-town in Labpur CD Block in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in West Bengal in India.
Gaja (गज- a Sanskrit word for elephant) is one of the significant animals finding references in Hindu scriptures and Buddhist and Jain texts.
In Hindu mythology, Gajasura (गजासुर, lit. "elephant demon") is a generic name given to an asura (demon), who assumes the form of an elephant.
The Galteshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located at Sarnal village near Dakor in Kheda district, Gujarat, India.
Gamraj is an Indian comic book character, one of a number of titles published by Raj Comics.
The Gandaberunda or Berunda (Kannada: ಗಂಡಭೇರುಂಡ), or Bheruṇḍa (Sanskrit: भेरुण्ड, lit. terrible) is a two-headed mythological bird on the outskirts of the main Hindu mythology, believed to possess immense magical strength.
Ganesha (गणेश), also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, Pillaiyar and Binayak, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.
The Ganges, also known as Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh.
Garikipati Narasimha Rao is a Telugu Avadhani (literary performer) in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson; 22 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and occultist.
Sri Lanka, formerly called "Ceylon", is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the Indian subcontinent, in a strategic location near major Indian Ocean sea lanes.
George Keyt (17 April 1901 – 31 July 1993) was a Sri Lankan painter.
Giants (from Latin and Ancient Greek: "gigas", cognate giga-) are beings of human appearance, but prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures.
This is a list of the Goa'uld characters that appear in Stargate, Stargate SG-1, and Stargate Atlantis.
Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes is a supplementary rulebook for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game.
The Gomti, Gumti or Gomati River is a tributary of the Ganges.
A Gopuram or gopura (गोपुरम्) is a monumental gatehouse tower, usually ornate, at the entrance of a Hindu temple, in the Dravidian architecture of the Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana states of Southern India.
Gosaikunda (गोसाइँकुण्ड), also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of in the Rasuwa District with a surface of.
The Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
Great Bealings is a small village in Suffolk, England.
Griddharaj Parvat (Hindi: गृद्घराज पर्वत which means "the hill of vultures"; also called Griddhakut Parvat, known locally as Giddhaila Pahar, and known in English as Vulture Peak) is a hill of religious, archeological and ecological importance.
Gudimalkapur is a major suburban in Hyderabad, India.
Guhyaka(s) (गुह्यक, literally "hidden ones") is a class of supernatural beings in Hindu mythology.
Perumanoor Gopinathan Pillai, more popularly known as Guru Gopinath (24 June 1908 – 9 October 1987) was a well known actor-cum-dancer.
Halāhala (Sanskrit हलाहल) or kālakūṭa (Sanskrit कालकूटं, literally: 'black mass' or 'time puzzle') is the name of a poison (as per Hindu mythology) created from the sea when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) churned it (see Samudra manthan) in order to obtain Amrita, the nectar of immortality.
The Hall of Shanmen or Shanmen Hall, also known as Hall of Three Liberation or Hall of Mount Gate, is the gate of a Chinese Chan Buddhist temple.
Harikatha (Kannada: ಹರಿಕಥೆ: Harikathe; Telugu: హరికథ: Harikatha), literally " Story of Lord", also known as Harikatha Kaalakshepam in Telugu (Spending time to listen to Hari's story (Katha)), is a form of Hindu religious discourse in which the storyteller explores a religious theme, usually the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic.
Hariyali Devi Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Maa Hariyali Devi.
Hathor (or; Egyptian:; in Ἅθωρ, meaning "mansion of Horus")Hathor and Thoth: two key figures of the ancient Egyptian religion, Claas Jouco Bleeker, pp.
Head of Bhairava is a mask belonging to Nepal’s Malla period.
Head of Shiva is a statue of Shiva made of sandstone.
Heinrich Robert Zimmer (6 December 1890 – 20 March 1943) was a German Indologist and historian of South Asian art, most known for his works, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization and Philosophies of India.
Helios / Erebus is the seventh studio album by Irish post-rock band God Is An Astronaut.
Hell, in many religious and folkloric traditions, is a place of torment and punishment in the afterlife.
The Himavanta (หิมพานต์) is a legendary forest which surrounds the base of Mount Meru in Hindu mythology.
Hindu deities are the gods and goddesses in Hinduism.
A Hindu temple is a symbolic house, seat and body of god.
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.
Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी, ہندوستانی, ||lit.
The history of Kutch, a region in the extreme west of the western Indian state of Gujarat, can be traced back to prehistorical times.
The History of Mangalore dates back to the 3rd century BC and has been ruled by a number of rulers like the Kadambas and Vira Harihararaya II.
The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures.
The chromatic trumpet of Western tradition is a fairly recent invention, but primitive trumpets of one form or another have been in existence for millennia; some of the predecessors of the modern instrument are now known to date back to the Neolithic era.
The literary genre of science fiction is diverse, and its exact definition remains a contested question among both scholars and devotees.
The horse has been present in South Asia from at least the middle of the second millennium BC, more than two millennia after its domestication in Central Asia.
The history of theatre charts the development of theatre over the past 2,500 years.
The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''.
Houston Stewart Chamberlain (9 September 1855 – 9 January 1927) was a British-born German philosopher who wrote works about political philosophy and natural science; he is described by Michael D. Biddiss, a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, as a "racialist writer".
The Hyborian Age is the fictional period within the artificial mythology created by Robert E. Howard in which the sword and sorcery tales of Conan the Barbarian are set.
Ila (इल) or Ilā (इला) is an androgyne in Hindu mythology, known for their sex changes.
Inder Sabha (Urdu: اِندر سبها) is an Urdu play and opera written by Agha Hasan Amanat, and first staged in 1853.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The term Indian classical drama refers to the tradition of dramatic literature and performance in ancient India.
The Indian cobra (Naja naja) also known as the spectacled cobra, Asian cobra, or binocellate cobra is a species of the genus Naja found in the India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan, and a member of the "big four" species that inflict the most snakebites on humans in India.
Indian comics (known as Chitrakatha) are comic books and graphic novels associated with the culture of India published a number of Indian languages and English.However rajcomics is best and most widely distributed comic industry in india left now.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India, involved in India’s external cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their peoples.
Indian mythology may refer to.
Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art.
The Indian peafowl or blue peafowl (Pavo cristatus), a large and brightly coloured bird, is a species of peafowl native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world.
The Indian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) is a subspecies of grey wolf that ranges from Southwest Asia to the Indian Subcontinent.
Indrachok (Nepali: इन्द्रचोक; Nepal Bhasa: Wangha वंघः) is one of the ceremonial and market squares on the artery passing through the historic section of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Indradyumna (Sanskrit: इन्द्रद्युम्न, IAST: Indradyumna), son of Bharat and Sunanda, was a Malava king, according to the Mahabharata and the Puranas.
Inmyeonjo (Hangul: 인면조, Hanja: 人面鳥, literally Human face bird) is an imaginary creature that appears in Korean myths as a bird with human face.
Insects have appeared in mythology around the world from ancient times.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the national professional accounting body of India.
The International Mango Festival, held annually in Delhi, India during early summer, is a two-day festival showcasing mangoes.
Iravatheeswarar Temple, Thirukottaram (ஐராவதீசுவரர் கோயில், திருக்கொட்டாரம்):ta:திருக்கொட்டாரம் ஐராவதீசுவரர் கோயில் is a Hindu temple located in the village of Thirukottaram in the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Itihasa, meaning history in Sanskrit, consists of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana (sometimes the Puranas too, are included).
The Jacobin cuckoo, pied cuckoo, or pied crested cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds that is found in Africa and Asia.
Jahanu was an ancient Hindu sage.
Jai Hanuman is a 1997 Indian Hindu TV series based on the life of the Hindu Deity, avatar of Lord Shiva Hanuman in Hindi language.
Jain sculptures or Jain idols are the images depicting Tirthankaras (teaching gods).
Jambhala (also known as Dzambhala, Dzambala, Zambala or Jambala) is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family (see Ratnasambhava).
Janamejaya (जनमेजय) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th-9th centuries BCE).
The Jangam or Jangama are a Shaiva order of wandering religious monks.They belong to Veerashaiva Lingayat community.
Japanese dragons (日本の竜 Nihon no ryū) are diverse legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and folklore.
Jaratkaru is a rishi (sage) in Hindu mythology.
Jarita (जरित) was a certain female bird of the species called Sarngika, whose story is told in the Mahabharata.
Jatayu is a Gujarati poetry collection by Sitanshu Yashaschandra published in 1986.
Jatayu Earth’s Center or Jatayu Nature Park is a park and tourism centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala.
In the epic Mahābhārata, Jayadratha was the king of Sindhu Kingdom.
In Hindu mythology, Jayanta (जयन्त, "victorious"), also spelled as Jayanta, is the son of Indra, the king of the gods (devas) and his consort Indrani.
In Hindu mythology, Jayanti is the daughter of Indra, the king of the devas and ruler of Svarga, and his consort Shachi.
Jewish mythology is a major literary element of the body of folklore found in the sacred texts and in traditional narratives that help explain and symbolize Jewish culture and Judaism.
Jhelum District (ضِلع جِہلم), is in Pothohar Plateau of the Punjab province of Pakistan.
John Dargavel Smith (born August 26, 1946) is a former professor of sanskrit at Cambridge.
In Hindu mythology, Kabandha (कबन्ध,, lit. "headless torso") is a Rakshasa (demon) who is killed and freed from a curse by the god Rama – an Avatar of Vishnu – and his brother Lakshmana.
Kacha (कच, Kaca) was an ancient sage and the son of Brihaspati in Hindu mythology.
In Hindu mythology, according to the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata, Kadru is usually regarded as the daughter of Daksha.
Kakbhushundi or Kak Bhusundi (काकभुशुण्डि) is a sage found in Hindu mythology in Hinduism.
Kalamkari or qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in Iran and India.
Kalanemi is the name of a character in Hindu mythology.
Kalasa is a holy temple-town located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka.
Kālayāvana (Sanskrit: कालयावन, lit. black Greek/Yona) was a king who invaded Mathura with an army of three million yavanas against Krishna.
Kalidas is a 1931 Indian Tamil-language biographical film directed by H. M. Reddy and produced by Ardeshir Irani.
Kalighat painting or Kalighat Pat originated in the 19th century Bengal, in the vicinity of Kalighat Kali Temple, Kalighat, Kolkata, India, and from being items of souvenir taken by the visitors to the Kali temple, the paintings over a period of time developed as a distinct school of Indian painting.
Kalijuge! is a Slovak progressive metal band formed in 1995 in Žilina, Slovakia.
In Hindu mythology, Kalmashapada (Kalmasapada, कल्माषपाद), also known as Saudasa (सौदास), Mitrasaha (मित्रसह), Amitrasaha and Kalmashanghri (Kalmasanghri), was a king of the Ikshvaku dynasty (the Solar dynasty), who was cursed to be a rakshasa (demon) by the sage Vashishtha.
Kalpavriksha (Devanagari: कल्पवृक्ष), also known as kalpataru, kalpadruma or kalpapādapa, is a wish-fulfilling divine tree in Hindu mythology.
Kanchipuram Silk is a type of silk saree made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India.
The Kannada people known as the Kannadigas and Kannadigaru are the people who natively speak Kannada.
Karnan is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language historical drama film produced and directed by B. R. Panthulu.
Karthavarayuni Katha (English: Story of Karthavaraya) is a 1958 Telugu, mythological film, produced and directed by T. R. Ramanna on R. R. Pictures banner.
Karthik or Kartik (கார்த்திக்) (कार्तिक) is a popular Indian masculine given name.
Karuppu Roja (Black Rose) is a 1996 Tamil horror film directed by Paneer, scripted by Aabavanan and produced by Ayngaran International.
Kasi Viswanathar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Umayalpuram in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Kavu is the traditional name given for sacred groves across the Malabar Coast in Kerala, South India.
Kavyamata also called Usanas is a minor character in Hindu mythology.
Kayavarohan is a village in the Vadodara district of the state of Gujarat, India.
Kbal Spean (ក្បាលស្ពាន) ("Bridge Head") is an Angkorian era archaeological site on the southwest slopes of the Kulen Hills to the northeast of Angkor in Siem Reap District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
Kedartal (also known as Shiva's lake) is a glacial lake situated at an altitude of in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas in India.
Keshi (Japanese: 消し or ケシ) aka keshigomu (消しゴム, literally "erase rubber") is the Japanese word for eraser.
In Hindu mythology, Keshi (केशी;, nominative singular masculine from the root, literally "long haired") is the horse-demon, killed by Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu.
Ketu (Sanskrit: केतु, IAST) is the descending (i.e 'south') lunar node in Vedic, or Hindu astrology.
In Khmer architecture (ស្ថាបត្យកម្មខ្មែរ), the period of Angkor is the period in the history of the Khmer Empire from approximately the later half of the 8th century AD to the first half of the 15th century CE.
Kindred of the East is a role-playing supplement by White Wolf Game Studio to their Vampire: The Masquerade line.
King of Birds can refer to several things.
In Hindu mythology, Sagara (Sanskrit: सगर; IAST) is a prominent king of the Suryavansha dynasty in Satya Yuga.
The Kingdom of Khotan was an ancient Iranic Saka Buddhist kingdom located on the branch of the Silk Road that ran along the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert in the Tarim Basin (modern Xinjiang, China).
In Hindu mythology, a kinnara is a paradigmatic lover, a celestial musician, half-human and half-horse (India).
Kishkindha (Kannada: ಕಿಷ್ಕಿಂಧೆ Kiṣkindhe; IAST: Kiṣkindhā, Devanagari: किष्किन्धा) is the monkey (Vanara) kingdom of the Vanara King Sugriva, the younger brother of Vali, in the Indian theology of Ramayana times.
Koneswarar Temple(குடவாசல் கோணேசுவரர் கோயில்.):ta: குடவாசல் கோணேசுவரர் கோயில் is a Hindu temple in the town of Kudavasal in the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Kotavi, that is, an uncovered woman, is a mythical woman and the tutelary deity of Daityas.
Kottayam is a municipal town in the Indian state of Kerala.
Krishna (IAST: Kṛṣṇa, r. c. 1246-1261 CE), also known as Kannara, was a ruler of the Seuna (Yadava) dynasty of Deccan region in India.
Krishna's Butterball (also known as Vaan Irai Kal and Krishna's Gigantic Butterball) is a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, India.
Ksheer is a Sanskrit word for milk.
Kshetram (Kshetra) literally means a place.
Kshetrapala is a guardian deity in Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Kubera (कुबेर) also known as Kuvera or Kuber, is the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology.
Kuberakolam (also written as Kubera kolam) is a certain magic square of order 3 constructed using rice flour and drawn on the floors of several houses in South India.
Kuchaman City is the second largest city and a municipality in Nagaur district after Nagaur City in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela, inscribed on the UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,, Economic Times, 7 Dec 2017.
A kumbha (कुम्भ) is a type of pottery in India.
Kundrathur Murugan Temple is located in Kundrathur, a suburb of Chennai in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu.
In Hindu mythology, Kunti-Bhoja (or Kuntibhoja) was the adoptive father and cousin of Surasena.
Kurukshetram is a 1977 Telugu mythological film produced by A. S. R. Anjaneyulu and directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao.
Kutch district (also spelled as Kachchh) is a district of Gujarat state in western India.
Lalita Ghat (Hindi: ललिता घाट) is one of the main ghats on the Ganges River in Varanasi.
்யம் The term Lasya, in the context of Hindu mythology, describes the dance performed by Goddess Parvati as it expresses happiness and is filled with grace and beauty.
Laxmi Narayan Mandir is a Hindu temple, devoted to Laxmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth.
LGBT themes in mythology occur in mythologies and religious narratives that include stories of romantic affection or sexuality between figures of the same sex or that feature divine actions that result in changes in gender.
The Reverend Robert Lionel Fanthorpe BA, FCollP, FRSA, FCMI, Cert.Ed (born 9 February 1935) is a retired British priest and entertainer.
The following is a list of gods and goddesses associated with the arts or a particular art form, such as crafts, dancing, drawing, music, painting, poetry, pottery, sculpture, smithing, storytelling, theatre, or weaving.
This is a list of mythologies native to Asia.
This is a list of characters in the Avatars trilogy of novels by Tui T. Sutherland.
Avian humanoids (people with the characteristics of birds) are a common motif in folklore and popular fiction.
The term fairy is peculiar to the English language and to English folklore, reflecting the conflation of Germanic, Celtic and Romance folklore and legend since the Middle English period (it is a Romance word which has been given the associations of fair by folk etymology secondarily).
A culture hero is a mythological hero specific to some group (cultural, ethnic, religious, etc.) who changes the world through invention or discovery.
Deities associated with death take many different forms, depending on the specific culture and religion being referenced.
This is a list of deities of Dungeons & Dragons, including all of the 3.5 edition gods and powers of the "Core Setting" for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) roleplaying game.
This is a list of epic poems.
Many notable festivals are celebrated in Nepal.
This list of fictional big cats is subsidiary to the List of fictional cats and other felines and includes notable large feline characters that appear in various works of fiction.
This is a list of horses and ponies in fictional subjects, excluding hybrid fantasy creatures such as centaurs and unicorns; their cousins, donkeys and zebras; and cross-breed mules and zebroids.
The use of fictional medicine and drugs has history in both fiction (usually fantasy or science fiction) and the real world.
This list of fictional pachyderms is a subsidiary to the List of fictional ungulates.
This is a list of fictional turtles, tortoises, and terrapins from literature, movies and other elements of popular culture.
Official Nomenclature of Ceres(August 2015)---> Ceres is a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
This is a list of named geological features on Io, a moon of Jupiter.
* Á Bao A Qu (Malay) - Entity that lives in the Tower of Victory in Chitor.
* Ba (Egyptian) - Soul of the deceased, depicted as a bird or a human-headed bird.
* Cabeiri (Greek) - Smith and wine spirit.
* Dactyl (Greek) - Little people and smith and healing spirits.
* Gaasyendietha (Seneca) - Dragon.
* Habrok (Norse) - listed as the "best" hawk.
* Iannic-ann-ôd (Breton) - Ghost of a drowned person.
* Jackalope (American) - Rabbit with antlers.
* Kabouter (Dutch) - Little people that live underground, in mushrooms, or as house spirits.
* Maa-alused (Estonian mythology) - Subterranean spirit.
* Nachzehrer (German) - Anthropophagous undead.
* Paasselkä devils (Finnish) - Spectral fire.
* Rå (Norse) - Spirit that protects a specific place.
* Saci (Brazilian) - One-legged nature spirit.
* Tachash (Jewish) - Large land animal.
* Vadātājs (Latvian) - Spirit that misleads people.
* Yacumama (South America) - Sea monster.
This is a list of legendary creatures from Hindu mythology, folklore and fairy tales, sorted by their classification or affiliation.
In mythology, a lunar deity is a god or goddess associated with, or symbolic of the moon.
This is a list of montes (mountains, singular mons) on the planet Venus.
More than 135 mountains have been identified on the surface of Jupiter's moon Io.
Mythological objects encompass a variety of items (e.g. weapons, armour, clothing) found in mythology, legend, folklore, tall tale, fable, religion, and spirituality from across the world.
This is a list of famous pairs in mythology or legend.
A night deity is a goddess or god in mythology associated with night, the night sky, or darkness.
There are many different gods of rain in different religions.
Reptilian humanoids appear in folklore, science fiction, fantasy, and conspiracy theories.
Lanka is the name given in Hindu mythology to the island fortress capital of the legendary demon king Ravana in the epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
A solar deity is a god or goddess who represents the Sun, or an aspect of it, usually by its perceived power and strength.
Spanning ten years and several films, Stargate SG-1 developed an extensive and detailed backdrop of diverse characters.
This is a list of demons that appear in religion, theology, demonology, mythology, and folklore.
Polytheistic peoples of many cultures have postulated a thunder god, the personification or source of the forces of thunder and lightning; a lightning god does not have a typical depiction, and will vary based on the culture.
This is a list of named volcanic surface features on Jupiter's moon Io.
A war deity is a god or goddess in mythology associated with war, combat, or bloodshed.
This is a list of characters from the Japanese anime series Zegapain, its spinoff games, Zegapain NOT and Zegapain XOR, and 10th anniversary compilation movie, Zegapain ADP.
Lokaloka, according to Hindu mythology, means "a world and no world", is a magnificent belt of mountains girdling the outermost of the seven seas and dividing the visible world from the region of darkness.
A lunar mansion is a segment of the ecliptic (often called a station or house) through which the Moon passes in its orbit around Earth, often used by ancient cultures as part of their calendar system. In general, though not always, the zodiac is divided into 27 or 28 segments relative to the fixed stars – one for each day of the lunar month.
Maaya Rambha (English: Magical Rambha) is a 1950 Indian bilingual, mythological film, produced and directed by T. R. Sundaram on N. B. Productions banner.
Mada is a term from both Hindu theology and Hindu mythology.
Madhu (मधु) and Kaitabha (कैटभ), Rakshasas or demons of Hindu mythology, are associated with Hindu religious cosmology.
Madhuchhandha (also known as Madhushchandhas Vaishvamitra) is a legendary sage mentioned in the Indian epics and mythology.
Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī), or Great Bali, also known as Māveli, was a benevolent kshatriya varna King in ancient Hindu antiquity.
Mahendra (Devanagari: महेंद्र) is a Sanskrit compound word deriving from Maha (Highest Position) and Indra Deva (the King of Gods) from Hindu mythology.
Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa (Cave Temple; also known as Yampuri) is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century, of the Pallava dynasty.
Mahishi was a she-buffalo demoness and she is the wife of her deceased husband the Mahishasura.
Mahuri (माहुरी) is a Hindu caste (jāti) under Vaishya varna.
Malays (Orang Melayu, Jawi: أورڠ ملايو) are an Austronesian ethnic group that predominantly inhabit the Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra and coastal Borneo, as well as the smaller islands which lie between these locations — areas that are collectively known as the Malay world.
The term "man" (from Proto-Germanic *mannaz or *manwaz "man, person") and words derived from it can designate any or even all of the human race regardless of their sex or age.
The Manas River (Pron: ˈmʌnəs; in Bhutan Drangme Chhu; in China Niamjang) is a transboundary river in the Himalayan foothills between southern Bhutan and India.
Mandar Parvat, also known as Mandar Hill is a small mountain situated in Banka district under Bhagalpur division of state of Bihar.
Mandhatri or Mandhata (मान्धातृ), in Hindu mythology, was an Ikshvaku dynasty king and son of Yuvanashva.
Manora or Manoro (منهوڙو ٻيٽ) (منوڑا) is a small peninsula (2.5 km²) located just south of the Port of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
A marilith is a fictional creature in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.
Maya is a feminine name with multiple meanings.
Maya Maschindra is a 1975 Telugu mythological film, produced by Pinjala Subba Rao on P.S.R.Pictures banner and directed by Babu Bhai Mistry.
In some adaptations of the Hindu epic Ramayana, Maya Sita (माया सीता, "illusional Sita") or Chaya Sita (छाया सीता, "shadow Sita") is the illusionary duplicate of the goddess Sita (the heroine of the texts), who is abducted by the demon-king Ravana of Lanka instead of the real Sita.
Mayabazar is a 1957 Indian epic fantasy film directed by Kadiri Venkata Reddy.
In Hindu mythology, Maya (मय), or Mayāsura (मयासुर) was a great ancient king of the asura, daitya and rākṣasa races.
Mayura (Sanskrit: मयूर Mayūra) is a Sanskrit word for peacock which is one of the sacred birds of the Hindu mythology.
Mayuranathaswamy Temple, Mayiladuthurai (மயூரநாதஸ்வாமி கோயில், மயிலாடுதுறை):ta:மயிலாடுதுறை மயூரநாதசுவாமி கோயில் or Mayuranathar Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Mayiladuthurai (formerly known as Mayavaram or Mayuram) in the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu in India.
In Japanese mythology and fantasy, are supernatural beings, normally evil ones such as devils or demons.
Meera Ke Girdhar (1993) is a devotional movie telling Hindu mythological story of Meera's love and devotion towards Lord Krishna.
Meeraji (May 25, 1912 – November 3, 1949) born Sanaullah Sani Dar Meeraji was an eminent Urdu poet.
In Hindu mythology, Menaka() is considered one of the most beautiful of the heavenly Apsaras.
Mercury is the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System.
There are many myths and legends about the origin of the Milky Way, the crowd of stars that makes a distinctive bright streak across the night sky.
"Snake goddess" is a type of figurine depicting a woman holding a snake in each hand, as were found in Minoan archaeological sites in Crete.
Mists of Everness is John C. Wright's sequel to his novel Last Guardian of Everness, published in 2005, continuing the harrowing adventures of Raven, Wendy, Lemuel, Peter, and Galen.
Mohini (Sanskrit: मोहिनी) is the only female avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.
Mohini Bhasmasur is a 1913 Indian mythological film directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke and starring Kamlabai Gokhale and Durgabai Kamat.
Monkeys, particularly macaques and monkey-like gibbons, have played significant roles in Chinese culture for over two thousand years.
Moon landing conspiracy theories claim that some or all elements of the Apollo program and the associated Moon landings were hoaxes staged by NASA, possibly with the aid of other organizations.
Mother India is a 1957 Indian epic drama film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar.
Mudiyett or Mudiyettu is a traditional ritual theatre and folk dance drama from Kerala that enacts the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demon Darika.
A Muraqqa (Murakka, مورّقة, مُرَقّع) is an album in book form containing Islamic miniature paintings and specimens of Islamic calligraphy, normally from several different sources, and perhaps other matter.
Mysore, officially Mysuru, is the third most populous city in the state of Karnataka, India.
Mysore painting (ಮೈಸೂರು ಚಿತ್ರಕಲೆ) is an important form of classical South Indian painting that originated in and around the town of Mysore in Karnataka encouraged and nurtured by the Mysore rulers.
There are many anecdotes of Ganesha.
Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths.
Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression.
The mythology of Indonesia is very diverse, the Indonesian people consisting of hundreds of ethnic groups, each with their own myths and legends that explain the origin of their people, the tales of their ancestors and the demons or deities in their belief systems.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996), popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, editor and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.
Naga Panchami (Sanskrit: नाग पंचमी) is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India, Nepal and other countries where Hindu adherents live.
Nala, a character in Hindu mythology, is the king of Nishadha Kingdom and the son of Veerasena.
Nammalwar (Tamil: Nammāḻwār) is one of the twelve alwar saints of Tamil Nadu, India, who are known for their affiliation to the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism.
The Nandi temple is a Hindu temple in Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Narishyanta (नरिष्यन्त), in Hindu mythology, was son of Vaivasvata Manu and belongs to solar race of Kshatriyas.
Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha is a Hindu religious mela held every 12 years in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, India.
The Navagraha Kritis are a set of 9 songs composed by Muttuswāmi Dīkshitar, a great composer of Carnātic Music (Classical music of South India).
Nāga (IAST: nāgá; Devanāgarī: नाग) is the Sanskrit and Pali word for a deity or class of entity or being taking the form of a very great snake, specifically the king cobra, found in the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Somanathaswami Temple is a Hindu temple in the village of Needur in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (नीलकंठ महादेव मंदिर) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth, an aspect of Shiva.
Nezha (哪吒) is a protection deity in Chinese folk religion.
Nikumbha (निकुम्भ) is a demon in Hindu mythology and is the son of Kumbhakarna, killed by Hanuman in the Ramayana.
In Sumerian mythology, Ninsun or Ninsumun (cuneiform: dNIN.SUMUN2; Sumerian: Nin-sumun(ak) "lady of the wild cows") is a goddess, best known as the mother of the legendary hero Gilgamesh, and as the tutelary goddess of Gudea of Lagash.
िऋती is the Hindu goddess of deathly hidden realms and sorrows, one of the dikpāla (Guardians of the directions), representing the southwest.
In Hindu mythology, the Nivatakavachas निवतकवच are a supernatural race of Asura demons, living deep under the oceans.
According to Hindu mythology, the Nivik or Nivek is the confluence of three rivers: the Ganges, the Saraswati, and the Yamuna.
Njan Gandharvan (ഞാന് ഗന്ധര്വന്, translation: I, Celestial Lover) is a 1991 Malayalam fantasy romance film written and directed by P. Padmarajan.
In Abrahamic religions, Noah was the tenth and last of the pre-Flood Patriarchs.
North India is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India.
Nostradamus Effect is an American sensationalist television series that premiered on September 9, 2009, on the History channel.
Odysseus (Ὀδυσσεύς, Ὀδυσεύς, Ὀdysseús), also known by the Latin variant Ulysses (Ulixēs), is a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey.
Oladevi is the goddess of cholera and the wife of the Asura Maya and is worshipped by people in the region of Bengal (consisting of the country Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal).
Onam is an annual Hindu festival with origins in the state of Kerala in India.
Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi (ஊத்துக்காடு வேங்கட கவி) (c. 1700-1765) or Oottukadu Venkata Subbaiah Iyer was one of the pioneering composers in Indian classical Carnatic music.He lived in South India in the present-day state of Tamil Nadu.
An order of magnitude of time is (usually) a decimal prefix or decimal order-of-magnitude quantity together with a base unit of time, like a microsecond or a million years.
Oshadhiparvata, that is, "the mountain of medicinal herbs," was a mythical mountain described in the Ramayana.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Hinduism: Hinduism – predominant and indigenous religious traditionHinduism is variously defined as a "religion", "set of religious beliefs and practices", "religious tradition" etc.
The Padma (পদ্মা ''Pôdda'') is a major river in Bangladesh.
Pancha Ratna Shiva Temple, also known as Bhubaneswar Shiva Mandir, is a Hindu temple of the Puthia Temple Complex in Puthia Upazila, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.
Panchāpsaras (Sanskrit pañcāpsaras) is a lake mentioned in Book III (Aranya Kanda) of the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana.
Pandavkada Falls is a waterfall located Kharghar, a suburb of Navi Mumbai.
Pannalal Nanalal Patel (7 May 1912 – 6 April 1989) was a Gujarati author.
A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.
Paraspur is a Nagar Panchayat and block headquarter in Gonda district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Parasunathar Temple (பரசுநாதர் கோயில்):ta:முழையூர் பரசுநாதசுவாமி திருக்கோயில் is a Hindu temple located at Muzhaiyur near Kumbakonam in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
The word, Pārijāta (Sanskrit: पारिजात), – refers to the Indian coral tree, night-flowering coral jasmine, or simply fragrance.
Pariksit (Sanskrit: परिक्षित्) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th-9th centuries BCE).
Park Sang-ryoong (August 26, 1940 to July 1, 2017) is a South Korean novelist and short story writer.
Pattachitra or Patachitra is a general term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting, based in the eastern Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha.
Perang pandan (lit. pandan battle) is a Balinese tradition of ritual combat with clubs made of pandan (Pandanus amaryllifolius).
The Performing Arts Festival, abbreviated as PAF, is the biggest inter-hostel cultural competition in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay located at Powai in Mumbai (India).
Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy (17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), was commonly known as Periyar also referred to as Thanthai Periyar, was an Indian social activist, and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam.
Philip Lutgendorf is an American Indologist.
Philips Baelde or Father Philippus Baldaeus, (baptized on 24 October 1632, Delft – 1671, Geervliet) was a Dutch minister.
In Greek mythology, a phoenix (φοῖνιξ, phoînix) is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again.
Phyllis Emily Granoff (born 1947) is a specialist in Indic religions.
The Pipistrel Virus is a light aircraft manufactured in Slovenia and sold as an ultralight, homebuilt kit, or light-sport aircraft.
Pishachas (पिशाच) are flesh-eating demons in Hindu mythology.
Prachetasa is considered to be one of the most mysterious figures of Hindu mythology.
Pradip Mukherjee (born August 22, 1953) is an Indian artist of phad painting, a form of popular folk painting of Rajasthan.
According to Hindu mythology, Pramlocha was an apsaras (a female spirit of the clouds and waters).
Prithu (Sanskrit: पृथु, Pṛthu, lit. "large, great, important, abundant") is a sovereign (chakravartin), named in the Vedic scriptures of ancient India.
Punit Van is a botanical garden located in Sector 19 in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat in India.
Pururavas (Sanskrit:पुरूरवस्) was the first king of the Aila dynasty or the Somavamsha.
Purusha (Sanskrit, पुरुष) is a complex concept whose meaning evolved in Vedic and Upanishadic times.
Pushan (पूषन्) is a Vedic solar deity and one of the Adityas.
In Hindu mythology Pushkara was the brother of Nala to whom Nala lost his kingdom and all that he possessed in gambling.
Qila Mubarak is an ancient fortress of Sikh architecture in Patiala, India.
Raaz: The Mystery Continues, shortened as RTMC, (राज़, English: Secret: The Mystery Continues) is 2009 Indian supernatural horror film directed by Mohit Suri and starring Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut.
The rainbow, a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty and mystical appearance, has been a favorite component of mythology throughout history.
Raja Harishchandra is a 1913 Indian silent film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, and is often considered as the first full-length Indian feature film.
Raja Ravi Varma (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was a celebrated Malayali Indian painter and artist.
Rajarishi (from Sanskrit "Rajan" a "King" + "Rishi" a "Saint") in Hinduism and Hindu mythology, is a Royal Saint.
Rajendra Vidyalaya is an English-medium co-educational school in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.
Rakhtbeej is a Bollywood political thriller movie directed by Anil Ballani, released in 2012.
A Rakshasa (राक्षस) is a mythological being in Hindu mythology.
The term Rakshasa, originally referring to a demon in Hindu mythology, has been used in western and Japanese literature and popular culture.
In Hindu mythology, Raktabīja was an asura (loosely translated as demon) who fought with Shumbha and Nishumbha against Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali or Goddess Chamunda.
Bissano Ram Gopal OBE (20 November 1912 – 12 October 2003) was an Indian dancer and choreographer who performed mostly as a soloist and toured extensively throughout his lengthy career.
Ram ke Naam (English: In the Name of God) is a 1992 documentary by Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan.
Ramalingaswami Temple is a Hindu temple located at Papanasam in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Rambha in Hindu mythology is the Queen of the Apsaras, the magical and beautiful female beings in Devaloka.
In Hindu mythology, Rambha was an asura.
Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets.
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ratri, often also called Ratridevi, is the goddess of night in the Vedas and the mythology of India and Hinduism.
Ravan is a river in Leningrad Oblast in Russia, a right tributary of the Tigoda River.
Religion and mythology differ in scope but have overlapping aspects.
Religious censorship is a form of censorship where freedom of expression is controlled or limited using religious authority or on the basis of the teachings of the religion.
A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion.
Religious views on love vary widely between different religions.
Ribhus (Sanskrit: ऋभु, ṛbhu, also Arbhu, Rbhus, Ribhuksan) is an ancient word whose meaning evolved over time.
River dolphins are a group of fully aquatic mammals that reside exclusively in freshwater or brackish water.
Roberto Calasso (born 30 May 1941 in Florence) is an Italian writer and publisher.
Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber.
Ruyi is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore.
Ryan McCourt (born February 23, 1975) is a Canadian late modernist artist best known for his "elegant" sculptures.
Numerous peoples throughout the world have at one point in time honored bulls as sacred.
A sacred grove or sacred woods are any grove of trees that are of special religious importance to a particular culture.
Sacred groves of India are forest fragments of varying sizes, which are communally protected, and which usually have a significant religious connotation for the protecting community.
Sagar World is the first Hindu spiritual theme park in the world set on a site near Navi Mumbai.
Sahasrabahu is a legendary warrior in Hindu mythology.
Sainik School Rewa (सैनिक स्कूल रीवा) is one of the 25 Sainik Schools of India.
Saketa in Sanskrit, or Saket in Hindi, means Heaven, thus a place where God resides.
Sakthibhadran (शक्तिभद्रः) was a Classical Sanskrit writer, who lived in ancient Kerala.
Sambara is a character in Hindu mythology, married to Māyāvati.
In Hindu mythology, Sampati (Sanskrit: सम्पाति Sampāti, Indonesian: Sempati, Thai: Sampathi, Tamil: Campati, Malay: Dasampani) was the oldest son of Aruṇa and a brother of Jatayu.
Sampoorna Ramayana (English: The Complete Ramayana) is a 1961 Hindi language Indian mythological film directed by Babubhai Mistry, based on the Hindu epic Ramayana by Valmiki, starring Mahipal and Anita Guha as Rama and Sita respectively.
The samudra manthana (Sanskrit: समुद्रमन्थन, lit. churning of the ocean) is one of the best-known episodes in the Hindu mythology, narrated in the Bhagavata Purana, in the Mahabharata and in the Vishnu Purana.
In Hindu mythology, sanjeevani is a magical herb which has the power to cure serious nervous system problems.
In Hindu mythology, Sarama (सरमा,; Tamil: Carapai; Thai: Trichada; Malay: Marcu Dewi) is a mythological being referred to as the female dog of the gods, or Deva-shuni (देव-शुनी). She first appears in one of Hinduism's earliest texts, the Rig Veda, in which she helps the god-king Indra to recover divine cows stolen by the Panis, a class of demons.
Sandhya, Saranya, or Saraniya (also known as Sanjana, Sangya, Randal, Ravi Randal) is the wife of Surya, the twin of Trisiras, and the goddess of clouds in Hindu mythology, the mother of Revant and the twin Asvins (the Indian Dioscuri).
Saraswati (सरस्वती) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning worshipped throughout Nepal and India.
Sarathi (also spelled Sarathy, both from Sanskrit saratha, "one with a chariot" or "charioteer") is an epithet of Krishna (an Avatar of Vishnu) in the Mahabharata, a farmost important Hindu historical epic.
The Sarayu is a river that flows through the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The Satavahanas (IAST), also referred to as the Andhras in the Puranas, were an ancient Indian dynasty based in the Deccan region.
Sathi Ahalya is a 1937 Indian, Tamil language film directed by T. R. Sundaram.
Sati is the name of a fantasy novel by Christopher Pike.
Sati Anasuya is a 1957 Telugu, mythological biographical film, based on the life of Anasuya, produced by Sundarlal Nehata on Rajyasri Productions banner and directed by K. B. Nagabhushanam.
Sati Savitri is a 1978 Telugu Mythological film, produced by A. Sankar Reddy on Lalitha Siva Jyothi Studios and directed by B. A. Subba Rao.
Sati Savitri is 1957 Telugu mythological film, based on the life of Savitri & Satyavan, produced by S. Varalakshmi on Varalakshmi Pictures banner and directed by K. B. Nagabhushanam.
Sati Sumathi is a 1967 Telugu mythological film, produced by Chinna Rao on Chinni Brothers banner, presented by Anjali Devi and directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah.
Satna District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.
Saundatti also known as Sugandavarti and (Savadatti in Kannada) is one of the oldest towns in Belgaum district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
According to Hindu mythology, there are 14 Manus specified.
Savitri Bai Khanolkar (born Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros, 20 July 1913 – 26 November 1990) was a designer, best known for designing the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military decoration, awarded for displaying distinguished acts of valour during wartime.
Scientific foreknowledge in sacred texts is the belief that certain sacred texts document an awareness of the natural world that was later discovered by technology and science.
Semar is a character in Javanese mythology who frequently appears in wayang shadow plays.
Semmeninathar Karumbeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located near Vishnampettai in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols.
The Seshachalam Hills are hilly ranges part of the Eastern Ghats in southern Andhra Pradesh state, in southeastern India.
The Seti Gandaki River, also known as the Seti River or the Seti Khola, is a river of western Nepal, a left tributary of the Trishuli River.
Shamal Bhatt (Gujarati: શામળ ભટ્ટ) was a Gujarati narrative poet of the medieval Gujarati literature.
Shambhala Training is a secular approach to meditation developed by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa and his students.
Shambuka (IAST: śambūka) is, in Hindu mythology, a character in some versions of the Ramayana.
A Shankha is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Sharabha (शरभ,, ಶರಭ, Telugu: శరభ) or Sarabha is a part-lion and part-bird beast in Hindu mythology, who, according to Sanskrit literature, is eight-legged and more powerful than a lion or an elephant, possessing the ability to clear a valley in one jump.
She of the Mountains is a 2014 novel by Vivek Shraya that interweaves a story of the Hindu deities, Parvati, Vishnu and Ganesh with a gay Hindu boy growing up in Canada.
Sheshnag Lake (Sanskrit: शेषनाग झील) is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake situated at the track leading to Amarnath cave 23 kilometers from Pahalgam in Anantnag district of Kashmir valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir at an elevation of 3590 meters.
Shivi, '"Shibi'" or Sibi is a king in Hindu mythology and the Jataka tales of Buddhism, notably in the Sibi Jataka.
Shivkar Bāpuji Talpade (1864 – 1916) was an Indian scholar who is said to have constructed an unmanned airplane in 1895.
Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela is a 2004 feature documentary film by Nick Day and Maurizio Benazzo about the 2001 Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad.
In Hindu mythology, Shraddhadeva Manu (Sanskrit manuśraddhādeva) is the current Manu and the progenitor of the current humanity (manvantara).
Shri Pathirakali Mariamman Temple (ஸ்ரீ பத்திரகாளி மாரியம்மன் திருக்கோவில்) is one of the oldest temples in Madurai district.
Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu is a 1979 Telugu mythological film directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao and produced by Jagarlamudi Radhakrishna Murthy under Jaganmatha Arts.
Shuka (also Shukadeva, Shuka deva, Suka, Sukadev, Śukadeva Gosvāmī) was the son of the sage Vyasa (credited as the organizer of the Vedas and Puranas) and the main narrator of the Bhagavata Purana.
Shunahshepa (also transliterated as Cunahcepa, Cunahçepa, Sunahsephas, Sunahshepa, Shunashepa and Sunahsepa) is a legendary sage mentioned in the Indian epics and mythology.
Shvan, a Sanskrit word meaning a dog, finds repeated references in Vedic and later Hindu mythologies, and such references include the following.
Siem Reap (ក្រុងសៀមរាប) is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia.
Siona Benjamin (born December 11, 1960) is an Indian-American artist originally from Bombay, India and now residing in the New York City area.
Sivanandeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thiruppandurai in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
The second season of the Fox television series Sleepy Hollow premiered on September 22, 2014, and concluded February 24, 2015, consisting of 18 episodes.
Snake worship is devotion to serpent deities.
Spiral (Rita Wayword) is a fictional supervillain turned superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Longshot or the X-Men.
The spotted owlet (Athene brama) is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from mainland India to Southeast Asia.
In the ancient Sanskrit book, Rig Veda, Srbinda is a mythical foe of the God Indra.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
Sri Pralayakala Veerabadrar temple, located in Kavipura, Guddahallii, Bangalore, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Pralayakala Veerabadrar.
Sri Rama Pattabhishekam (English: Coronation of Lord Rama) is a 1978 Telugu mythological film, produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao under Ramakrishna Cine Studios banner.
Sri Valli is a 1945 Tamil mythological Tamil film directed by A. V. Meiyappan and produced by him under the banner Saraswati Cine Film Factory.
Sri Valli is a 1961 mythological Tamil film directed by T. R. Ramanna.
Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam is 1960 Telugu mythological film, based on Lord Venkateswara Avatar at Tirumala, produced by V. Venkateswarlu on Padmasri Pictures banner and directed by P. Pullaiah.
The Srimad Bhagavata is one of the main books of Hindu philosophy.
Stambha (also spelled as Skambha) - is used to denote pillar or column.
Ayyavazhi is a belief system originating from South India, which advocates that Ayya Vaikundar is an incarnation of Narayana, based on its religious scripture Akilattirattu Ammanai.
In Gallo-Roman religion, Sucellus or Sucellos was a deity depicted as carrying a large mallet (also described as a hammer) and also an olla and/or barrel.
Sudesh Mishra is a contemporary Fijian-Australian poet and academic.
The second season of Supernatural, an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on September 28, 2006, and concluded on May 17, 2007, airing 22 episodes.
Supernumerary body parts are most commonly a congenital disorder involving the growth of an additional part of the body and a deviation from the body plan.
In Hindu mythology there were three elephants by the name Supratika.
Syamantaka (Sanskrit: श्यामन्तक), Syamantaka mani (Sanskrit: श्यामन्तक मणि) or the Syamantaka Jewel (Sanskrit: स्यमंतक मणि), is perhaps the most famous jewel in Hindu mythology, supposed to be blessed with magical powers.
Sykes's warbler (Iduna rama) is an Old World warbler in the tree warbler family.
Tapati (तपती, tapatī) is a goddess found in Hindu mythology in Hinduism.
Tārakāsura (तारकासुर) or Tāraka (तारक) was a powerful asura and the son of Vajranaka in Hindu belief.
Terra Australis (Latin for South Land) is a hypothetical continent first posited in antiquity and which appeared on maps between the 15th and 18th centuries.
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Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore,Pletcher 2010, p. 195 is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Thanumalayan Temple, also called Sthanumalayan Temple is an important Hindu temple located in Suchindram in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India.
The Thayumanavar Temple is a temple situated in the Rockfort complex in the city of Tiruchirappalli, India.
The Immortals of Meluha is the first novel of the Shiva trilogy series by Amish Tripathi.
The Iron Ring (1997) is a fantasy novel for children by Lloyd Alexander.
The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel.
The Rape of the Sabine Women was an incident in Roman mythology in which the men of Rome committed a mass abduction of young women from the other cities in the region.
The Sadhu is a comic book series based on the character of the same name.
Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage.
The earliest form of classical theatre of India was the Sanskrit theatre which came into existence only after the development of Greek and Roman theatres in the west.
Theertha (Theertha) literally refers to water.
Thennangur, is a village, town panchayat located in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Thingyan (Arakanese:; from Sanskrit saṁkrānti, which means "transit ") is the Burmese New Year Festival and usually falls around mid-April.
Thiruvazhmarban Temple in Thiruppathisaram, a village in Kanyakumari district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.
Thomas Maurice (1754–1824) was a British oriental scholar and historian.
A thunderbolt or lightning bolt is a symbolic representation of lightning when accompanied by a loud thunderclap.
In Japanese mythology, the and – were magical gems that the Sea God used to control the tides.
Tihar (तिहार), also known as Deepawali and Yamapanchak or Swanti (स्वन्ती), is a five-day-long Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal and in the Indian states of Assam and Sikkim including in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.
Tilottama (Tilottamā), is an Apsara (celestial nymph) described in Hindu mythology.
Tirundudevankudi Karkadeswarar Temple(திருந்துதேவன்குடி கற்கடகேசுவரர் கோயில்):ta:திருந்துதேவன்குடி கற்கடகேசுவரர் கோயில் is a Hindu temple located at Tirundudevankudi in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.
A person may be considered to be a transgender person if their gender identity is inconsistent or not culturally associated with the sex they were assigned at birth, and consequently also with the gender role and social status that is typically associated with that sex.
The (Sanskrit; Pali) heaven is an important world of the devas in Hindu and Buddhist cosmology.
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A trident is a three-pronged spear.
Trikuta is a three peaked mountain.
A triple deity (sometimes referred to as threefold, tripled, triplicate, tripartite, triune or triadic, or as a trinity) is three deities that are worshipped as one.
Tripura may be.
Tripurantaka is a manifestation of the Hindu god Shiva.
The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (usually translated as "people(s)/tribe(s) of the goddess Dana or Danu", also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé ("tribe of the gods"),Koch, John T. Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, 2006. pp.1693-1695 are a supernatural race in Irish mythology. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland. The Tuatha Dé Danann constitute a pantheon whose attributes appeared in a number of forms all across the Celtic world. The Tuath Dé dwell in the Otherworld but interact with humans and the human world. Their traditional rivals are the Fomoire (or Fomorii), sometimes anglicized as Fomorians, who seem to represent the harmful or destructive powers of nature. Each member of the Tuath Dé has been associated with a particular feature of life or nature, but many appear to have more than one association. Many also have bynames, some representing different aspects of the deity and others being regional names or epithets. Much of Irish mythology was recorded by Christian monks, who modified it to an extent. They often depicted the Tuath Dé as kings, queens and heroes of the distant past who had supernatural powers or who were later credited with them. Other times they were explained as fallen angels who were neither good nor evil. However, some medieval writers acknowledged that they were once gods. A poem in the Book of Leinster lists many of them, but ends "Although enumerates them, he does not worship them". The Dagda's name is explained as meaning "the good god"; Brigit is called "a goddess worshipped by poets"; while Goibniu, Credne and Luchta are referred to as Trí Dé Dána ("three gods of craftsmanship"), Characters such as Lugh, the Morrígan, Aengus and Manannán mac Lir appear in tales set centuries apart, showing all the signs of immortality. They also have parallels in the pantheons of other Celtic peoples: for example Nuada is cognate with the British god Nodens; Lugh is cognate with the pan-Celtic god Lugus; Brigit with Brigantia; Tuirenn with Taranis; Ogma with Ogmios; and the Badb with Catubodua. The Tuath Dé eventually became the Aos Sí or "fairies" of later folklore.
In Hindu mythology, Tumburu (तुम्बुरु), also spelt Tumbaru (तुम्बरु) and Tumbara (तुम्बर) is the best among Gandharvas or celestial musician and is sometimes described as the best of singers.
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Ugrasena (उग्रसेन) is a legendary king in Hindu mythology.
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The Upper Wardha Dam is an earthfill straight gravity dam across the Wardha River, a tributary of the Godavari River, near Simhora village in Morshi taluk in Amravati district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The dam provides multipurpose benefits of irrigation, drinking water supply, flood control and hydropower generation. The Upper Wardha Dam is also known as the Nala Damayanti Sagar, named after the famous characters Nala and Damayanti of an epic love story in Hindu mythology, Nala Damayanti. The multipurpose Upper Wardha Dam project is considered the lifeline for Amravati city, and Morshi and Warud Talukas. It is an integral component of the Upper Wardha Irrigation Project, which envisages providing water for irrigation, drinking water supply and for industrial use and also flood control. Hydropower generation is planned only when irrigation develops.
Ushas (उषस्) is a Vedic goddess of dawn in Hinduism.
Uthavedeeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Kuthalam in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India.
In Hindu mythology, Uttanka, also spelled Utanka, is a rishi (sage) who resided in the Maru desert.
Uttarakuru (उत्तर कुरु) is the name of a dvipa ("continent") in ancient Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
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Vaa Raja Vaa is a 1969 Indian Tamil-language children's film written, directed and produced by A. P. Nagarajan for CNV Productions.
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Vedic mythology refers to the mythological aspects of the historical Vedic religion and Vedic literature, alluded to in the hymns of the Rigveda.
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In Hindu mythology, Vena was a great king.
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Vikram Aur Betaal is an Indian television series that aired on DD National.
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The were a group of four troublesome demons who created obstacles and difficulties in Hindu mythology, but who were easily propitiated.
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The Viratteswara Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the village of Vazhuvur, 5 miles south-west of Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Vittorio Mezzogiorno (16 December 1941 – 7 January 1994) was an Italian actor.
Vivekananda Educational Society (VES) is a registered non profit, service organization which owns and operates several schools located in the vicinity of Chennai.
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The wind horse is a symbol of the human soul in the shamanistic tradition of East Asia and Central Asia.
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Yali, Yāḷi; also known as Vyala or Vidala in Sanskrit) is a mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples, often sculpted onto the pillars. It may be portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse, and in similar shapes. Also, it has been sometimes described as a leogryph (part lion and part griffin), with some bird-like features. Yali is a motif in Indian art and it has been widely used in south Indian sculpture, notably by Nayak Rulers. Descriptions of and references to yalis are very old, but they became prominent in south Indian sculpture in the 16th century. Yalis are believed to be more powerful than the lion/Tiger or the elephant.
Yama Dharmaraja Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thiruchitrambalam in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India.
or, is a legendary 8-headed and 8-tailed Japanese dragon.
The Yamuna (Hindustani: /jəmʊnaː/), also known as the Jumna, (not to be mistaken with the Jamuna of Bangladesh) is the longest and the second largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India.
Yana is a village located in forests of the Kumta, Utttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India which is known for the unusual karst rock formations.
In Hindu mythology, Yayati (ययाति) was a Puranic king and the son of King Nahusha and his wife Ashokasundari, daughter of Sri Mahadeva and Devi Parvati Mata.
Yoga Vasistha (योग-वासिष्ठ, IAST) is a philosophical text attributed to Valmiki, but the real author is unknown.
Yu Hsi (born Hung Ching Yu) (born March 16, 1951) is a Taiwanese Tamil poet and scholar, who has translated the Tirukkural and the poems of Subramaniya Bharathi and poet Bharathidasan in Mandarin.
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Yugesh is a common Hindu name for males.
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Zeta Draconis (ζ Draconis, abbreviated Zet Dra, ζ Dra) is a binary star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco.
In Hindu mythology, 108 names of Ganesh is a list of names of Ganesh.
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7 (seven) is the natural number following 6 and preceding 8.