For example,


Ganesh --> Mouse

Durga --> Lion

Shiva -–> Bull, and the list is endless....

So, how are these assigned or rather selected by all the Gods as their vehicles?


Is it just that we humans related the qualities of these animals to the Gods?

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    This regards to the Guna they were given lordship this are symbol which convey msg on what they do such a big god resting on small mouse means ganapthu lord indriya that is mouse here from this image one should understanding function if want control sex urges pray ganapathy
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 20, 2020 at 19:56
  • Devourer of enemy if some goes for war worship durga and fight like lion
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 20, 2020 at 19:58
  • Bull is symbol death if some wants escape untimely demis pray siva
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 20, 2020 at 20:01
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    Bull is not the symbol of death. It is the symbol of Dharma. Buffalo is the symbol of death. @PrasannaR
    – Rickross
    Nov 21, 2020 at 6:09
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    @SeverusSnape yes may be it answer the question, but the site works like this.. its not like what you know you give answer on should refere exact scripture for the statement you made in the answer from scripture.. otherwise you statement are mere your statement its not hindu statement.its deleted..And i can give sloka for Ganapathy and Shiva..but im missing for Durga.. so left..
    – Prasanna R
    Nov 21, 2020 at 8:30


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