Hindu Gods & Goddesses List

 

With Family

 

Latest Hindu News & Events

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017

Alandi, Pune.. read more

Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017

Dehu to Pandharpur.. read more

Child International FestivalChild International Festival

New Delhi metro station, New Delhi, New Delhi, India.. read more

 
Myth Busters
Significance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business PlacesSignificance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business Placesread more
Reason behind Not to sleep with our head towards NorthReason behind Not to sleep with our head towards Northread more
Myth Buster - The birth behind the War God KartikeyaMyth Buster - The birth behind the War God Kartikeyaread more
The science behind Cow Worship in Hindu ReligionThe science behind Cow Worship in Hindu Religionread more
Unravelling the mystery behind the Third Eye of Lord ShivaUnravelling the mystery behind the Third Eye of Lord Shivaread more
Why Hindus rub, kiss their palms in the morning?Why Hindus rub, kiss their palms in the morning?read more
The secret behind Sati’s sacrificeThe secret behind Sati’s sacrificeread more
Does eating rice during Ekadashi days can harm us?Does eating rice during Ekadashi days can harm us?read more
Is Parad Shivlingum beneficial for us?Is Parad Shivlingum beneficial for us?read more
Why do Hindus join their hands and say Namaste while greeting?Why do Hindus join their hands and say Namaste while greeting?read more
 
Rati
 
 

About Rati

Rati - The Goddess of Love and Desires

Rati is a Sanskrit word meaning pleasure and delight, and mostly the word is use in its sexual connotations. RatiRatiRati
Rati is a Sanskrit word meaning pleasure and delight, and mostly...
is thus the Goddess of love, passion, and union. She is the personification of the enjoyment and pleasure one attains during the art of love making. Her name is combined with many other words like Rati-bhoga (sexual enjoyment), Rati-yuddha (virile power), Rati-jna (skilled in the art of love), Rati-jnana (the art and science of love making), etc.

The Legend of Birth

Rati is one of the daughters of DakshaDakshaDaksha
Brahma, the creator of the universe, created Daksha from his right thumb...
(one of the Prajapatis, a group of Hindu deities responsible for procreation and protection). It is believed that she was born from the sweat of Daksha. The Kama, the God of love, stuck his arrow to Daksha and he started lusting for Sandhaya (a daughter of BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
, one of the Supreme Hindu Gods, also known as the Creator). A drop of sweat then fell from his body and thus rose a beautiful girl named Rati.

Rati and Kama

The Kama, with the help of his love arrows, spread the love, but he himself fell with the beautiful enchantress, Rati. She was Kama’s love, assistant, and companion. They both were married and given a task. A demon named Tarakasura He was a powerful demon who was fathered by Vajranaka. He was also known as Taraka and was always able to defeat Gods in wars. The heaven was almost on the verge of collapse. No one was able to stop him therefore all the Gods wanted Shiva to end him. Shiva was in extreme meditation and thus no one dared to disturb him. The Gods approached Kamadeva and him to create an untimely spring and break his mediation with the help of an arrow of lust. Ultimately it was Kartikeya who killed the demon as Shiva was extremely furious due to the act of Kamadeva. was creating havoc in the universe and only a son of ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
(one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus, also known as The Destroyer) could kill him. After Shiva’s consort, SatiSatiSati
The name Sati means true and justifying her name...
, died, Shiva was only into meditation as he had taken to the ascetic ways of life. Gods wanted a son from Shiva to kill the demon, and thus they requested the Kama to ignite love in Shiva’s heart for ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
(the Goddess of fertility and devotion, also the incarnation of Sati).

The Kama was successful in completing the task but Shiva as soon as opened his eyes, Kama was turned into ashes. On the request of Rati, Parvati promised a resurrection of Kama but now as the son of KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
(The incarnation of Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
, one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus, also known as the Preserver).

Mayavati and Pradyuman

Meanwhile, Rati was held hostage in a house of a demon named Sambara as the result of a curse on her. She was protected by Shiva thus no one could touch her. She started working as a house-maid under the identity of Mayavati. Praduyman was destined to kill Sambara and as soon as the demon heard the news he stole the son of Krishna and threw him in water. A fish swallowed the child and was later caught by fishermen who bought the fish in Sambara’s house. As soon as Mayavati cut the belly of the fish, she saw Pradyuman and started nurturing him.

As he grew, the maternal love turned into the love for a female companion, and he was guilt-ridden. He was then told the mystery behind his birth. He soon killed Sambara and took Rati/Mayavati as his wife. They both returned to Dwaraka, Praduyman’s home town.

Symbolism

Symbolically Rati and Kama represents the harmonious union between couples. She is a beautiful woman in perfect bliss with her husband. She is also considered as an inspiration, a Muse for many art forms like painting, dancing, poetry, etc. The couple is depicted riding a chariot drawn by parrots. Though she is known for beauty and sexuality, Rati is also at times depicted with a sword in her hand, riding horses. This represents that she is from the Kshatriya race (one of the caste of the Hindus, known as the warriors). Along with The Kama, she is worshiped as an auspicious Goddess and people pray to her to attain love and physical compatibility with their partners.
 



 
 

Top Most Popular Hindu Gods and Goddesses

 
 
 
BROWSE BY CATEGORY
Gods Photo Gallery
 
Rati
 
 
Top Rated Wallpaper
  • Gandaki shakti peeth gray or golden color wallpaper
  • Maa annapurna karota shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star effects
  • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth blue color wallpaper
  • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth multi color lighting wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Maa Manasa devi multi color wallpaper with background effects
  • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata narmada sona shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
  • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata lalitha devi prayag shakti peeth orange color wallpaper with spiral effects
  • Mata kamakhya devi shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star lighting effects
  • Mata mangala chandika devi Harsiddhi or Ujjain shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
Top Viewed Wallpaper
  • Bhole baba smoking chillum of bhang
  • Shri sant gajanan maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Angry Lord Shiva meditation stylish Hd Wallpaper with lighting effects for free download
  • Bhagwan Swami Shree Samarth Maharaj wonderful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Lord shiva smoking chillum of bhang
  • Radha Soami Satsang Beas Guru Baba Gurinder Singh stylish HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Angry lord Shiva blue colour Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Shri Savata Mali awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Baba Jaigurudev ji Maharaj colorful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Maa Mansa Devi wonderful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • lord shiva angry tandav dance wallpaper
  • God Ganesha full HD beautiful wallpaper for free download
  • Lord shiva drinking of bhang wallpaper
  • Mahayogi guru Gorakhnath ji Maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
  • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj colorful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Sherawali Mata Rani beautiful 3D HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Radha Soami Baba Gurinder Singh Ji HD Wallpaper
  • Sant Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj beautiful HD Wallpaper for free download
  • Free Baba Gurinder Singh RSSB HD Wallpaper Images