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Vahana

2015-08-07 13:31:27, comments: 0

Vahana (Sanskrit: वाहनVāhana, literally "that which carries, that which pulls") denotes the being, typically an animal or mythical entity, a particular Hindu deity is said to use as a vehicle. In this capacity, the vahana is often called the deity's "mount". Upon the partnership between the deity and his vahana is woven much iconography and mythology. Often, the deity is iconographically depicted riding (or simply mounted upon) the vahana. Other times, the vahana is depicted at the deity's side or symbolically represented as a divine attribute. The vahana may be considered an accoutrement of the deity: though the vahana may act independently, they are still functionally emblematic or even syntagmatic of their "rider". The deity may be seen sitting or on, or standing on, the vahana. They may be sitting on a small platform called a howdah, or riding on a saddle or bareback.Vah in Sanskrit means to carry or to transport.


List of Vahanas[edit]

VahanaDeities associatedImage
Mouse / shrew named Mushika Ganesha (pictured) Ganesha riding his mouse
Horse Ayyappan, Budha, Revanta, Chandra (chariot of 10 white horses), Indra (chariot pulled by a horse named Uchchaihshravas - pictured), Surya(chariot pulled by seven horses or a seven-headed horse), Kubera, Kalki. Uchchaihshravas1.jpg
Garuda (pictured) Vishnu, Krishna, Vaishnavi. Garuda by Hyougushi in Delhi.jpg
Ram Agni (pictured), Chandra (chariot of 10 rams). Agni god of fire.jpg
Nandi bull (pictured) Shiva, Parvati, Maheshvari. Nandi Stone Sculpture Pataleshwar Pune.JPG
Peacock Kartikeya (peacock named Parvani, pictured), Sarasvati,[5] Kaumari Murugan by Raja Ravi Varma.jpg
Dog Bhairava (a form of Shiva pictured with dog in background), Hadkai Maa, Khandoba, Svapathi (Shiva) Bhairava Brahma.jpg
Hamsa (goose or swan) Brahma (pictured), Sarasvati, Brahmani, Hingraj Mata Brahma on hamsa.jpg
Makara Ganga, Varuna (pictured), Kama, Khodiyar, Narmada Varunadeva.jpg
Tiger (a form of the Vahana, Dawon) Durga or Parvati (pictured), Durga Mahisasuramardini.JPG
Lion (a form of the Vahana, Dawon) Durga or Parvati, Rahu (blue or black lion), Mariamman, Jagaddhatri (pictured). 2006-11-01 Jagaddhatripuja5 06 009.jpg
Elephant Lakshmi, Indra (elephant named Airavata, pictured), Indrani, Brihaspati. Indradeva.jpg
Parrot Kama Kamadeva1.jpg
Antelope Chandra (chariot of), Vayu (pictured) Vayu.jpg
Water buffalo Yama (pictured), Varahi, Vihot Mata Yama on buffalo.jpg
Cat Shashthi Shasti.jpg
Donkey Kaalratri, Shitala (pictured), Kali (demon) Shitala.jpg
Owl Lakshmi (pictured with the owl on her right), Chamunda Lakshmi 02349.JPG
Eagle Ketu Ketu graha.JPG
Vulture Shani Shani graha.JPG
Crow Shani, Alakshmi, Dhumavati (pictured) Dhumavati.JPG
Tortoise Yamuna (pictured standing on it), Varuna Yamuna, personificazione del fiume sacro yamuna, IX sec.JPG
Cockerel Bahuchara Mata Bahuchara.jpg
Cow Ushas (chariot of seven cows) -
Snake Kamakhya, Manasa (picture) Manasa Devi.jpg
Pigeon Rati -
Rhinoceros Dhavdi -
Goats Pushan (chariot of), Meladi Maa -
Crocodile Shukra, Khodiyar  
Camel Momai Maa (aka Dashaa Maa), Ushtravahini Devi -
Man Kubera Kubera-the Lord of Wealth.JPG

 


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