Vedic Gods (Indra, Agni, Rudra, Varuṇa, etc.)
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The vedic texts (c. 1500–500 BCE; Vedas) praise, mention, or invoke a host of deities, canonically 33 but in fact many more. These deities are regarded as persons but have no manufactured images; some are personified abs…

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Michael Witzel, “Vedic Gods (Indra, Agni, Rudra, Varuṇa, etc.)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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