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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Which god of the Pantheon of Hindu Gods?

In ancient Hindu Art, He is represented as red , two faced with Black eyes and Hair , three legs and seven arms. He is depicted as riding a Ram or a chariot pulled by goats or rarely by parrots. His name is the first word of the first hymn of the Rigveda. Who is this deity of the Pantheon of Hindu Gods?


Agni. The first line of the first hymn of Rigveda goes this way


agním īḷe puróhitaṃ / yajñásya devám ṛtvíjam / hótāraṃ ratnadhâtamam

which means -- Agni I laud, the high priest, god, minister of sacrifice, The invoker, lavishest of wealth.

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