Hindu Gods and Their Vaahana

Goddess Lakshmi

As per Hindu mythology, the owl, specifically a barn owl, is the vaahana of Goddess Lakshmi. (File Photo)

Lord Shani

Lord Shani rides a crow, and therefore, it is believed in the Hindu culture that feeding crows is a way to please Shani.

Goddess Kali

Kali is the Hindu Goddess associated with eternal energy and her vaahana is the Lion which symbolizes power and ferocity. (Pic: Pinterest)

Lord Yama

Buffalo is the vaahana of Lord Yamaraj, the God of death. (Pic: Pinterest)

Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha rides a mouse as his vaahana. (Pic: Pixabay)

Lord Shiva

Nandi is a divine bull in Hindu mythology and is considered as the vaahana of Lord Shiva. (Pic: Pixabay)

Goddess Ganga

Makara (crocodile) appears as the vaahana of Goddess Ganga. (Pic: Pinterest)

Goddess Durga

The vaahana of Goddess Durga is the lion who is known by different names like kesari, somnandi and dawon. (Pic: Pixabay)

Goddess Kaalratri

Goddess Kaalratri, who is a form of Goddess Kali, rides a donkey. (Pic: Pinterest)

Goddess Maheswari

The vehicle or Vahana of Goddess Maheswari is a bull. (Pic: Pinterest)

Goddess Saraswati

Maa Saraswati rides a swan. It is said that she rode an elephant to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati's wedding ride. (Pic: Wikipedia)

Lord Indra

Lord Indra, the king of Gods, is known to ride a white elephant, known as Airavata. (Pic: Wikipedia)

Lord Brahma

Hamsa, or white swan, is the vaahana of Lord Brahma. (Pic: Wikipedia)

Lord Vishnu

Garuda, mythical eagle is considered to be the vaahana of God Vishnu. (Pic: Wikipedia)


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