Om (Aum) is a sacred mantra syllable for Hinduism, representing both the unmanifest and manifest aspects of God and encompassing all potentialities. Om (Aum) is a sacred mantra syllable for Hinduism, representing both the unmanifest and manifest aspects of God and encompassing all potentialities.
Brahma, the Creator. Brahma is the creator of the universe and of all beings, as depicted in the Hindu cosmology. The Vedas, the oldest and the holiest of Hindu scriptures, are attributed to Brahma, and thus Brahma is regarded as the father of dharma.
The chubby, gentle, wise, elephant-headed Ganesh, or Ganesha, is one of Hinduisms most popular deities. Ganesh is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshipers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. Statues of Ganesh can be found in most Indian towns.
The word Lakshmi is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksya, meaning "aim" or "goal," and in the Hindu faith, she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity of all forms, both material and spiritual. For most Hindu families, Lakshmi is the household goddess, and she is a particular favorite of women.
Shaktism is a Goddess-centric tradition of Hinduism. Shaktism (Sanskrit: Śāktaḥ,; lit., "doctrine of energy, power, the Goddess") is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered feminine and the Devi (goddess) is supreme.
Shiva is the god of the yogis, self-controlled and celibate, while at the same time a lover of his spouse (shakti). Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the world, following Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver, after which Brahma again creates the world and so on.