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Recreations Of Hindu Gods That Will Blow Your Mind

What happens when the incredibly talented artists decide to depict Hindu Gods from a different perspective? See for yourself with these recreations of Hindu gods from various artists.

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#3 Kartikeya – The Commander-in-Chief of the army of the Devas

Also known as Subrahmanya, Kadhirvelan, Kandhan and Skanda, was born to Agni and Swaha according to Vana Parva of Mahabharata. In other texts such as the Shiva Maha Purana and Kumarasambhavam, Lord Karthikeya was born to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

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#9 Lord Ganesha – Lord of Desire, Thoughts, and Impulses

Lord Ganesha dwells in every human being in the form of intellect and wisdom.Lord Ganesha is also referred to as Ganapathi in the Rig Veda. ‘Gana’ means multitude in Sanskrit and here it refers to hosts of Brihaspathi and ‘Isha’ means Lord. When these two words are coined together it becomes Ganesha or Ganapathi – both refers to the Chief of Ganas. The word ‘Ganas’ symbolize desires, thoughts and impulses. Lord Ganesha is identified with divinity in its perceptible manifestation. The human part of Lord Ganesha which represents the manifest principle, is subordinate to the unmanifest depicted as elephant. When Divinity is depicted by way of symbols, opposites can co-exist. It is this combination of co-existence of the human-part and the elephant (manifest and unmanifest) led to the formation of PRANAVA. Elephant is a wise animal and hence elephant-head symbolizes wisdom. Elephant is also a symbol when existence begins as well as the issuance of the syllable AUM. It is from AUM, the Veda was issued as Universal Law. From the Veda the Universe was created. PRANA is the life-force and VA is the energy of Lord Shiva, known as Shiva-Sakthi. When they mingle in the vibration of PRANAVA, Lord Ganesha reveals himself.

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#13 Nandi – The bearer of truth and righteousness

Nandi signifies strength, load bearing capacity and virility. Given that Shiva didn't have to fight fierce battles or travel quickly between the worlds (he spent most time meditating) he didn't have to choose for a more agile Vahana (Ride) similar to Vishnu's. Given that bulls were the main form of transportation in rural India, it made perfect sense for Shiva - who is the most down to earth & connected with rural India - to take a form that was close to the people.

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