Hindu Gods and Goddesses


1.    Visnu:

a.     Associated with dharma

b.    10 avatars: including Krishna and Rama

                                                             i.      Krishna: as divine child and divine lover

1.    Divine lover: devotional paradigm is the intense love between lovers

2.    Divine child: devotional paradigm is the love of a parent for a child

2.    Shiva:

a.     God of paradox lord of yoga and ideal householder

3.    Devi:

a.     Shakti positive and negative potential

b.    Nurturing, maternal, married goddesses

                                                             i.      Lakshmi, Saravati

c.     Terrifying, warrior goddeses

                                                             i.      Durga, Kali