In the early Vedic religion, Vritra (Sanskrit: वृत्र, vṛtra, lit. 'enveloper') is a serpent or dragon, the personification of drought and adversary of Indra.
Anasuya(IAST: Anusūyā, अनसूया "free from envy and jealousy"), also known as Anusuya, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri, in Hindu mythology.
Pradyumna (Sanskrit: प्रध्युम्न) is the name of a character in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
(This article is about the character from Mahabharata. For the 2005 Indian film, see Devaki (film).) In Hinduism, Devaki (देवकी) is the daughter of Devaka, sister of Kansa, wife of Vasudeva and mother of Krishna.
Bharadwaja, also spelled Bharadwaaj (Sanskrit: भारद्वाज, IAST: Bhāradvāja), was one of the greatest Hindu sages (Maharṣis) descendant of Sage (Ṛṣi) Aṅgirasā, whose accomplishments are detailed in the Purāṇas.
Rama (/ˈrɑːmə/; Sanskrit: राम Rāma) or Ramachandra is the seventh avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu.
("Urvasi" redirects here. For the song, see Kadhalan (soundtrack).)(This article is about character in a Hindu legend. For other uses, see Urvashi (disambiguation).) Urvashi (Sanskrit: उर्वशी, lit. she who can control heart of others. ("Ur" means heart and "vash" means to control) is an Apsara (nymph) in Hindu legend. Monier Monier-Williams proposes a different etymology in which the name means 'widely pervasive' and suggests that in its first appearances in Vedic texts it is a name for the dawn goddess. She was a celestial maiden in Indra's court and was considered the most beautiful of all the Apsaras.
In Hinduism, Hiranyaksha (Sanskrit: हिरण्याक्ष, "golden-eyed") was an Asura and the son of Diti and Kashyap.
Prahlada (Sanskrit: Prahlāda, प्रह्लाद) is a male name that means "filled with joy" or "excess in joy.
In Hindu Puranas, Durvasa (Sanskrit: दुर्वासा) also known as Durvasas (Sanskrit: दुर्वासस्), was an ancient Rishi, the son of Atri and Anasuya.
Hiranyakashipu (Sanskrit: हिरण्यकशिपु, "clothed in gold"; the name is said to depict one who is very much fond of wealth and sex life: hiranya "gold," kashipu "soft cushion") is an Asura from the Puranic scriptures of Hinduism.
Jambavan/Jamvanta is a character originating in Indian epic poetry.
Satī (Pron:ˈsʌti:) (Devnagri: सती, IAST: satī), or Sati Devi, is also known as Dakshayani (Devanagari: दाक्षायणी, IAST: dākṣāyaṇī).
Sita (also spelled Sîta, Seeta or Seetha [ˈsiː taː], meaning furrow), also known as Siya, Vaidehi, Janaki, Maithili or Bhoomija, is the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana and daughter of King Janaka of Janakpur and his wife queen Sunaina.
Dasharatha (Sanskrit: दशरथ, IAST Daśaratha) was, according to Ramayana, the king of Ayodhya and a descendant of Ikshvaku dynasty(also known as Suryavamsha or Raghuvamsa dynasty).
(For other uses, see Rohini (disambiguation).) In Hinduism, Rohini (Sanskrit: रोहिणी, rohiṇī) is a consort of Vasudeva.
Vidura (Sanskrit: विदुर, lit. skilled, intelligent or wise) is one of the central characters in the Mahabharata, a major Hindu epic.
Dussasana (Sanskrit: दुःशासन, Duḥśāsana), also spelled as Dushasana and Dushyasana, was a Kaurava prince, the second son of the blind king Dhritarashtra and Gandhari and the younger brother of Duryodhana in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
Parikshit (Sanskrit: परिक्षित्, Parikṣit) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Middle Vedic period (12th or 11th century BCE).
In Hindu mythology, Kamsa (Sanskrit:कंस, Kansa), also spelt as Kansa, is the tyrant ruler of the Vrishni kingdom with its capital at Mathura.
Shuka (also Shukadeva, Shuka deva, Suka, Sukadev, Sukadeva Gosvami, ) was the son of the sage Vyasa (credited as the organizer of the Vedas and Puranas) and the main narrator of the Bhagavata Purana.
As per the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Jarasandha (Sanskrit: जरासन्ध) was the king of Magadha.
(This article is about the elder brother of the divine being Krishna. For other uses, see Balarama (disambiguation).) Balarama(Sanskrit: Balarāma), also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha, is the elder brother of Krishna(an avatar of the god Vishnu) and is regarded generally as an avatar of Shesha.
Radha (IAST: Rādhā, Hindi: राधा ), also called Radhika, Radharani, and Radhe, is a Hindu goddess who is almost always depicted alongside Krishna and features prominently within the theology of Vaishnava traditions, which regards Radha as the original Goddess or Shakti.
In Hinduism, Kali (Devanāgari: कलि, IAST: kali, with both vowels short; from a root kad, "suffer, grieve, hurt; confound, confuse") is the reigning lord of Kali Yuga and archenemy of Kalki, the 10th and final Avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu.
Rukmini (or Rukmani) is the principal wife and queen of the God Krishna, the king of Dwaraka.
In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Bhima (Sanskrit: भीम) is the second of the Pandavas.
Rishabhanatha also Ṛṣabhadeva or Rishabhadeva, is the first Tirthankara (Teaching God) of the present half cycle of time in Jainism.
Aniruddha or Anirudh (Sanskrit: अनिरुद्ध aniruddha), meaning "uncontrolled", "unrestrained" or "without obstacles", was the son of Pradyumna and the grandson of Krishna.
Vamana (Devanagari: वामन, IAST: Vāmana, lit. dwarf) is described in the Puranas as the fifth avatar of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age or Treta yuga.
Narada (Sanskrit: नारद, Nārada) is a Vedic sage, famous in Hindu traditions as a traveling musician and storyteller, who carries news and enlightening wisdom.
(This article is about the character from Mahabharata. For other uses, see Vasudeva (disambiguation).)(Not to be confused with Vasudeva (another name for Krishna).) In Indian epic poetry, Vasudeva (Devanagari वसुदेव, IAST Vasudeva) is the father of Krishna.
Vishnu (Sanskrit pronunciation: [vɪʂɳu]; IAST: Viṣṇu) is a major male deity in Hinduism, and the foundation of its Vaishnavism tradition.
Hanuman (/ˈhʌnʊˌmɑːn, ˈhɑːnʊ-, ˌhʌnʊˈmɑːn, ˌhɑːnʊ-/; Hanumān in IAST), is a god and an ardent devotee of the god Rama.
Shishupala (Sanskrit: शिशुपाल, lit. protector of child, IAST: Śiśupāla; sometimes spelt Sisupala) was the son of Damaghosh, king of Chedi, by Srutadev, sister of Vasudeva.
(This article is about character of Mahabharata. For king of Magadha with the same name, see Mahapadma Nanda.) Ugrasena (Sanskrit: उग्रसेन) was the King of Mathura, a kingdom that was established after the various Yadava clans, which include the Vrishnis and Bhojas decided that the dividing states would unite as one and that the Kingship would not be subject to heredity (but could be) and if decided not to be so, the succeeding leader would be chosen by a simple majority, therefore, a semi-democracy was established.
Varaha (Sanskrit: वराह, "boar") is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a boar.
Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī, Devanagari: महाबली, Malayalam: മാവേലി, മഹാബലി,Telugu:మహా బలి (బలి చక్రవర్తి )), also known as Mahabali or Māveli, was a benevolent Asura King in ancient Hindu mythology.