Showing posts with label Pushan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pushan. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Pushan Among The Adityas In Hindu Mythology?

 

An aditya (minor deity) who attends the sacrifice sponsored by the demigod Daksha in Hindu mythology.

The sacrifice is a failure because Daksha insults Shiva by failing to invite him to the event.

When Sati, Daksha's daughter and Shiva's wife, inquires about Shiva's exclusion, Daksha insults her in front of the whole party.

Sati commits suicide, ashamed and mortified.

When Shiva discovers this, he summons his ghastly henchmen and destroys the sacrifice completely.

Many of the visitors are injured or humiliated in the process, and Pushan's teeth are damaged and lost.


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Hinduism - Who Is Pushan In The Vedas?

 


Pushan is one of the deities associated with the Sun in the Vedas, the oldest and most authoritative Hindu religious literature.

Pushan is known as the "witness to all things" because of this link; he is also known as the "keeper and guardian of flocks," as well as the "shower of fortune." 

His presence had nearly completely vanished by the turn of the common period, and maybe even before, and he is now only historically noteworthy.


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