Trio Logo

Decorate your Life and Home with a Celtic Twist!

Celtic Attic  LLC also proudly owns and operates A Celtic Callings & Viking Attic

 FAQ  | Contact Us | About Us | Search  | tips N Hints | 7 Nations | View Cart |

Hindu

Lord Brahma

Lord Brahma is known as the Creator of life among the three major gods. The other two being Lord Vishnu (The Sustainer) and Lord Shiva (The Destroyer). He is the first member of the Hindu trinity. He is not regularly worshipped in houses. It is believed that life exists on earth as long as Brahma stays awake. When he sleeps everything except the saints and gods in heaven perishes. One day of Brahma lasts for more than 8 billion years. The only existing temple of Brahma exists in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan in India.

Hanuman

Hanuman is the son of Vayu (the god of wind). He is a prominent character in Ramayana. He is the biggest devotee of Lord Rama. Having superhuman abilities he helped Rama fight Ravana and rescue Sita (the wife of Rama).   His great devotion and superhuman strength has made him a popular deity. People pray to him for strength and ability to have a devotion towards their life just as Hanuman had a devotion towards Lord Rama.

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is known as the Destroyer among the three major gods. The other two being Lord Vishnu (The Sustainer) and Lord Brahma (The Creator). Lord Shiva is worshiped by all Hindus. Some consider him a householder being married to Goddess Parvati while some consider him an ascetic living alone on Mt. Kailash in the Himalayas. It is believed that the river Ganga came to earth from heaven through the hair or Lord Shiva. The most common symbol of Lord Shiva is the linga. It is a cylindrical black stone set in a circular base. It is believed that the linga represents the completeness of the Hindu world view.

Lord Vishnu

Lord Vishnu is known as the Sustainer of life among the three major gods. The other two being Lord Brahma (The Creator) and Lord Shiva (The Destroyer). Vishnu symbolizes the qualities of permanence and continuity in life. Lord Vishnu has appeared on earth in various human forms for the destruction of evil and restoration of purity and justice. It is believed that an ascetic Brighu cursed him to take birth ten times on earth. Till date he has appeared on earth nine times in different avatars (forms). Out of these nine the first five are just mythological.

Lord Ganesha

Ganesha is the eldest son of Shiva and Parvati. This elephant headed deity is considered to be the remover of obstacles and is worshipped at the start of every Hindu religious ceremony. There are various legends explaining the origin of this deity. The widely accepted one is that  goddess Parvati created Ganesha from a portion of her body to act as her bodyguard. While going for a bath she told him not to let anyone enter. It so happened that Lord Shiva came by and Ganesha refused to let him enter. Shiva got mad and cut his head of. When Parvati told him the truth about Ganesha, Shiva brought him back to life with using the head of an elephant. Ganesha is worshipped everywhere and a rat is considered to be his vehicle.

Goddess Parvati

     Goddess Parvati is the wife of Lord Shiva and mother of Lord Ganesha. She is the constant companion of Lord Shiva and is often shown sitting with Lord Shiva on Mt. Kailash (this is believed to be where Lord Shiva resides).

Goddess Lakshmi

     Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and beauty. The wife of Lord Vishnu, she has appeared on earth in the form of Sita and Rukhmani when Vishnu took the form of Ram and Krishna respectively. The following hymn addressed to her by lord Indra best described Goddess Lakshmi :

"From thy propritious gaze, O mighty goddess,
Men obtain wives, children, dwellings, friends, harvest and wealth.
Health, strength, power, victory, and happiness are easy attainment for those whom thou smiles upon."
 

Goddess Sarswati

     Goddess Saraswati considered to be the wife of Lord Brahma is the goddess of learning and wisdom. It is believed that "Gayatri" and "Sarswati" are one and the same. She is the inspirer of art and science and is worshipped to gain knowledge.

Goddess Durga

     Goddess Durga is the sister of Lord Vishnu. Once a demon named Mahisasura defeated the gods in battle. The enraged gods went to Shiva and Vishnu for help. In turn these two combined their powers and from that emerged Goddess Durga.  She fought Mahisasura for nine days and nights and on the tenth day defeated him. So every year in celebration of this  victory the festival of Navratri takes place.

 
Credit Card Logos

Phone Orders (360) 531-1107  US calls only 
10am to 9pm PST M-S, Sun 12-6pm  Visit us at Unique Local Market, Kitsap Mall - Silverdale WA 98383