Animals of Indian Mythology
First Online: August 10, 2002
Page Last Updated: January 11, 2013
Animals and Ancient Indians -- Ancient Indians gave a great importance to nature, life and environment. They made deities out of animals and worshiped them. Kamat on animals of Indian mythology.
Extreme Vehicles -- Most Hindu Gods have their own vehicles that they use to go about their tasks and responsibilities. We bring you this fascinating exhibition of pictures from Indian mythologies.
The following is a list and discussion of various
animals found in stories of Indian classics and mythologies.
- Bee -- Kama's Bee Arrow
- Boar - Varaha, Vajravahi's vehicle?
- Buffalo - Durga, Yama
- Bull - Nandi, Shiva < Agni's vehicle,
- Deer - Vayu's vehicle, Maricha
- Leopard (Shiva's skin)
- Lion (Nara Simha)