In Hindu mythology, gods are often depicted riding on animals or mythological creatures known as "vahanas" or "mounts". They are also called as Devata Vahanas. Here are some interesting facts about Hindu gods and their vahanas that kids might find fascinating:
- Lord Shiva's vahana is Nandi the Bull: Nandi is considered to be a very loyal and faithful animal. It is said that Nandi is the gatekeeper of Shiva's abode, Mount Kailash. According to mythology, Nandi was present at the birth of Lord Shiva.
Lord Vishnu's vahana is Garuda the Eagle: Garuda is depicted as a half-man, half-eagle creature. He is said to be the king of birds and has the ability to change his size. Garuda is considered to be a symbol of speed and strength.
Lord Ganesha's vahana is the Mouse: The mouse is considered to be a symbol of humility and wisdom. It is said that the mouse was chosen as Ganesha's vahana because it has the ability to gnaw through any obstacle.
Goddess Durga's vahana is the Lion: The lion is considered to be a symbol of power and courage. It is said that the lion was chosen as Durga's vahana because it is the king of the jungle.
Lord Kartikeya's vahana is the Peacock: The peacock is considered to be a symbol of beauty and grace. It is said that the peacock was chosen as Kartikeya's vahana because it symbolizes the destruction of ego and the rise of spirituality.
Goddess Saraswati's vahana is the Swan: The swan is considered to be a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. It is said that the swan has the ability to separate milk from water, which represents the ability to discern right from wrong.
These are just a few examples of the interesting vahanas of Hindu gods and goddesses. Each vahana has its own symbolism and significance, and they add an extra layer of depth and meaning to the stories and mythology of Hinduism.
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