Who rides what Vahana (Animal or Bird)?

 

Following is the first list of Hindu Vahanas:

1.Ganesh/Vinayaka=Mouse

2.Kartikeya/Skanda/Murugan–Peacock

3.Shiva=Bull/ Nandhi

4.Raja Rajeswari= Lion

5.Vishnu= Garuda/Eagle

6.Bhairava=Dog

7.Sastha= Horse

8.Ayyappa= Tiger

9.Sani/Saturn= Crow

10.Kalki Avatar=Horse

11.Indra= Airavata/ Elephant

12.Lakshmi= Red Lotus, Owl

13.Sarasvati=White Lotus, Swan

14.Ganga Devi= Crocodile

15.Manamatha & Rathi= Parrot

16.Kubera= Man,Parrot or Horse

17.Vishnu= 7 headed Snake/ Sesha

18.Krishna=Banyan leaf

19.Brahma= Swan

 

20.Kartikeya=Rhino (Vietnam)

21.Chandi= Pig

22.Sindhi saint= Fish

23.Ganda Beranda Bird= Mannarkudi Rajagopalswamy

24.Varuna= Makara (Shark or Crcodile)

25.Agni / Fire= Ram

26.Durga= Antelope

27.Marut= Deer

28.Lakshmi in Nepal=Turtle, In Bengal=owl

29.Durga= Lion or Tiger

30.Chamundi- Owl

31.Asvini Devas= Donkey (also for Indra and Agni)

32.Dead Body= Niruthi

33.Sun= 7 Horse Chariot

34.Rahu/ Shasti= Cat

35.Rathi= Pigeon

Following Vahanas are used by different temples in Tamil Nadu

36.Surya Prabha (SUN)= Northern Districts of Tamil Nadu

37.Chandra Prabha (MOON)= Northern Districts of Tamil Nadu

38.Karpaka Vrksha= (Wish fulfilling Tree)

39.Kamadenu= Wish fulfilling Cow

40.Kailash Vahana= Siva

41.Bhupala Vahanam= Vishnu

42.Purusha Mrugam

43.Bhuta Vahanam= Shiva

44.Punnai Tree Vahana= krishna

45.Karampasu Vahanam (See Kamadhenu)

46.Goat Chariot=Pushan

47.7 Cow Chariot=Ushas

48.Kali= Yali (Yali is a mythical animal)

48.Snake= Manasa Devi

49.Seetala= Donkey

50.Viswakarma= Elephant

 

Nava Grahas (Nine Planets)

Sun=Chariot drawn by Seven Horses

Moon= Antelope chariot

Mars=Ram

Bhudan/ Mercury= Horse

Jupiter= Elephant

Venus= Horse/ Crocodile

Saturn / Saniswarea= Crow

Rahu= Lion/ Cat/Tiger

Ketu=Fish

In the next part we will see the Vahanas of Ashta Bhairav,Sapta Matha etc.…….Contd.

Other Vahana Articles written and posted by me:

Please read my other articles on Vahanas in my blogs:

1.Iraq: 7 Gods Procession on Vahanas,2.Deer Chariot: Rig Veda to Santa Claus,3.Hindu Vahanas around the World,4.Vahanas in Kalidasa and Tamil Literature, 5.Who Rides What Vahanas? Tamil articles: 6.உலகம் முழுதும் இந்து தெய்வ வாகனங்கள்,7.சங்கத் தமிழ் இலக்கியத்தில் வாகனங்கள்,8.வாகனங்கள் தோன்றியது எங்கே?ஏன்? எப்போது?,9.எந்தக் கடவுளுக்கு என்ன வாகனங்கள்?

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