Questions tagged [vahana]

Questions about Vahanas which are typically animals who carries Devatas and identified as Devata's vehicles.

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Is Nandī, the vehicle mount (vāhana) of Śhiva, a Bull or an Ox?

Nandī, the vehicle mount (vāhana) of Śhiva, is commonly referred to as "Nandī baila" (नंदी बैल), in the popular hindi jargon. However, there's a difference between a Bull (सांड) and an Ox ...
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Where can i find scriptural references for vaahan puja?

It is a custom to take the newly purchased car to a nearby temple, where the pujari consecrates it. It typically involves tying a lemon somewhere on the hood, breaking a coconut in front of car etc. ...
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How did Gods select their animal vehicles?

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? OR Is it just that ...
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What is the Vahana of Goddess Durga as per Devi Bhagavatham? [duplicate]

What is the scripturally correct vAhana of Durga Ma? I have seen Her pictures astride on both the lion and tiger. Please clarify from Devi Bhagavatham. I am equally interested in knowing why tiger is ...
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Is Cat a vahana of any deity in Hinduism?

While we encounter many animals as vahanas of the different forms of Hindu deities I am not aware of any references to cats. Can anybody throw light on this? Is there any deity whose vahana is a cat? ...
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Why peacock is the Vahana of Lord Karthik?

Is there any reason for peacock as Vahana of Lord Karthik? What is the story?
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what is the reason behind the snake with several gods and goddess

I saw some of the god's and goddess having snake with them is there any particular reason for this. And also I want to know each and every deities having some birds and animals domestic and wild ...
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What is the vaahan (mount) of Lord Hanuman?

Does Lord Hanuman have a mount (vahana) like all the other Gods? I got this doubt when I have seen a camel before Hanuman in a temple like Nandi before Lord Shiva.I searched the internet about this ...
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Shani Dev and Crow

Shani(शनि) deva, also known as शनैश्चर is one of the Navagraha (the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology) of Jyotiṣa. If we visit the temples, there is good chance that Shani(शनि) deva is ...