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Hindu Gods, Deities, Mythological Figures and Their Associated Symbols

God or deity Associated symbols Note
Adi Parashakti Chariot (Ratha) of seven lions, Sri Chakra Supreme goddess in Shaktism
Sri Brahma Lotus, swan (hamsa), Vedas, Garland of beads (Akshamala) Creator
Sri Maha Vishnu Shesha, Shankha, Chakra, Gada, Lotus, Garuda, Color blue Preserver
Shiva Shiva Linga, Nandi, Third eye, Trishula (Trident), Crescent-Moon, Rudraksha, Cobra, Drum, Tiger Skin, Vibhuti Destroyer
Sri Saraswati Devi White lotus, swan, peacock, veena, Color white Goddess of learning, music, and art
Sri Lakshmi Devi Red lotus, elephant, Shower of gold, Kumbha, owl, peacock feather Goddess of prosperity, wealth, love, and fortune
Sri Parvati Devi Lion, Nandi, Trident, Chakra, Gada, Padam, Couch, Cross Bow, Khadag Goddess of courage, fertility, and power
Indra Thunderbolt (vajra), Rainbow, Clouds King of the devas and Svarga
Varuna Deva Noose (pasha) God of duty and contracts
King of the waters
Yama Dharmaraja Noose (pasha), Danda (rod), Buffalo King of the netherworld, God of death
Sri Surya Deva Chariot, Sun-rays, the colour of gold The god of the sun
Kali Devi Garland of severed Human Heads, Scimitar, Khanda, Khapar, Khadag, Trident Fierce manifestation of Parvati
Sri Rama Bow and Arrow, the Colour blue, Royal Panoply Embodiment of Righteousness
Sri Krishna The colour Blue, Cow, Flute, Sudarshana Chakra, Milk, Peacock feather God of Compassion, love, yoga, Svayam Bhagavan
Sri Ganesha Aṅkusa, Mouse, Modak, Aum God of wisdom, auspiciousness, good fortune
Sri Murugan Peacock, Vel, Rooster flag God of war and commander-in-chief of the gods
Sri Hanuman Gada God of strength, courage, and devotion

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