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Certain websites like http://www.mythologydictionary.com/ mention that Ayyappa is the god of growth but I don't understand what type of growth is that. Wikipedia just says that he is an avatar of Shasta and is the son of Lord Shiva and Mohini.

Please explain what is Lord Ayyappa the god of. If he really is the god of growth please explain what the term growth means - is it mental, emotional or physical growth or is it all three?

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    "I have heard that he is the god of growth". Who is HE here? – The Destroyer Jan 25 '16 at 16:43
  • He refers to Ayyappan.Many websites say what is written above about him. – Vick Jan 26 '16 at 7:31
  • Please edit your question as " Why Ayyappa is called as God of growth?" or something else. – The Destroyer Jan 26 '16 at 16:45
  • where did you find that Ayyappa is the known as god of growth? – Vineet Menon Jan 27 '16 at 9:45
  • @VineetMenon many mythical websites like this:link – Vick Feb 9 '16 at 5:14

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