Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Welcome to my collection of tales from Indian (Hindu) mythology. You will find a cross-referenced set of stories from the epics Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Hindu puranas here. Encyclopedic articles on mythological characters are also available. Start by reading the introduction, or by browsing the table of contents.

As you may have noticed, this collection has not been updated for nearly a year. I have been busy this past year, but you can expect regular updates starting on Jan 1, 2007.

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Who is ApamNapat?

Apam Napat is a deity who appears in both Indian and Persian mythologies. The name literally means "son-of-waters", and is referring to a form of Agni, the God of fire. Since fire sometimes results from a thunder-strike accompanying a downpour, fire is said to be an offspring of water. This deity is celebrated in [R.V.2.35].

About the Site

This site has been designed using HTML 4.01. A recent, style-sheet capable version of your browser is needed to view this site properly. Due to space and bandwidth limitations, there are no graphics on this site. I intend to update these pages every month. A history of this site is available. If you liked browsing this site, you might enjoy these sites on Indian Mythology.

Along with Indian myths and legends, you will find encyclopedic descriptions of characters from Indian mythology on this site. Most of them have a pronunciation key in Devanagari script. OS/browser support for unicode Indic scripts is needed for proper display. For example, Rama will be written in Devanagari script as <राम>.

If you have any comments, corrections or suggestions for improvement, please email me at apamnapat at cox dot net.

Apr 18, 2007 Featured Character : Babruvahana
Babruvahana was the son of Arjuna, and Chitrangada, the princess of Manipur. He was brought up in Manipur due to the promise given by his father to his grandfather Chitravahana, the King of Manipur. After his grandfather's demise, he ruled Manipur. ... [more]
Characters: 373, Articles: 125, Total Words: 209690.

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