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Encyclopedia of Hindu Gods


Image from Moor.

Basic Description:  God of Mars, one of the Nine Planets.

Alternate Names:  Mangal, also sometimes identified with Kartikeya

History/Practices:  The Hindu name for Tuesday, Mangalavara, isnamed after him.  Khudiru is sacred tohim.

Other References on the Karma-to-Grace website:  


Moor, Edward.  The Hindu Pantheon.  Los Angeles: Philosophical research society, 1976.

Thomas, P.  Epics, Myths and Legends of India.  Bombay, India: D. B. Taraporevala Sons & Co. Private Ltd, 1961.

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