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Gods, Demons, and Others Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Iswara

Iswara - Also known as Narayana or Mahashakti, he is the supreme God who is beyond change, creation and dissolution. When this supreme being descends to a practical plane, the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is created. Brahma is the god known as the creator, father of all creatures. He rides a swan, and his consort is Saraswati, the goddess of learning. Brahma's progeny are numerous, but among them the most distinguished are the Seven Sages, Brihaspati, the god of wisdom; Prajapati, and Daksha. Vishnu is the protector and rides an eagle. He resides in Vaikunta and his spouse is Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. When the world is threatened by extinction, Vishnu incarnates himself into an avatar and intervenes. His most important avatar is Rama, hero of the Ramayana, and Krishna, who supported Draupadi and the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. Shiva is the destroyer, and...

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