February 26, 2015

Temple Vahanas


Vahanas (Refer Wiki) are the Vehicles used by the Hindu Gods. For each God there is a designated Vahana. In the temple processions, the idol is placed on these vahanas.

Almost all the animals and birds are associated with God and should be worshiped.

While you check the photos of various vahanas here, don't forget to read the detailed blogs below which are very interesting.

Five headed Snake Vahana for Lord Vishnu or Adhi Sesha
Five headed Snake Vahana for Lord Vishnu or Adhi Sesha
Kamadhenu Vahana for Goddess
Kamadhenu Vahana for Goddess

Kudirai Vahana or Horse Vahana
Kudirai Vahana or Horse Vahana

Kili Vahana or Parrot Vahana
Kili Vahana or Parrot Vahana

Rishaba Vahana for Lord Shiva
Rishaba Vahana for Lord Shiva

Kudirai Vahana or Horse Vahana
Kudirai Vahana or Horse Vahana

Five headed Snake Vahana for Lord Vishnu or Adhi Sesha
Five headed Snake Vahana for Lord Vishnu or Adhi Sesha

Poodha Vahana
Poodha Vahana

Kailash Vahana for Lord Shiva
Kailash Vahana for Lord Shiva

Kudirai Vahana or Horse Vahana
Kudirai Vahana or Horse Vahana
Golden Rishaba or Bull or NandiVahana for Lord Shiva
Golden Rishaba or Bull or NandiVahana for Lord Shiva

Peacock Vahana or Mayil Vahana for Lord Murugan or Karthikeya
Peacock Vahana or Mayil Vahana for Lord Murugan or Karthikeya

Garuda Vahana or Eagle Vahana For Lord Vishnu
Garuda Vahana or Eagle Vahana For Lord Vishnu

Used in Temple processions during festivals
These are not vahanas, but used in temple processions during festivals

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