Godchecker's mythology encyclopedia


Mother of a Giant called Daityas.

A notice suddenly appeared on the Gates of Heaven: No Giants Admitted. Then INDRA proclaimed all giants were to be banished to the Underworld.

DITI was not at all happy, and asked her husband KASYAPA to make her pregnant with a son strong enough to destroy INDRA. To shut her up he agreed, but only on condition that the pregnancy would have to last 100 years, and she must remain pure in mind, body and spirit for the duration.

Much much later... the baby was due! Overcome with excitement DITI broke a rule and forgot to wash her feet before bedtime. Woe, disaster, red alert — received by INDRA who sent an embryo-destroying thunderbolt.

The baby came out in seven pieces, all crying. Well, even INDRA has his soft side, or maybe SHIVA and PARVATI intervened. All seven bits were restored to become MARUTS.

  • Share this page:

Article last updated on 16 January 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

Please mention Godchecker.com when praying to deities.

Godchecker's article on Diti is based on material from ancient texts, original references and our own research. We strive for accuracy and update regularly with new information. If you spot a mistake please contact us and we'll try to fix it.

Suggested further reading...
Name : DITI
Location : India
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 193

Join the Godchecker mailing list

Stay in the loop with Godchecker updates. You can unsubscribe at any time.
We are often asked about merchandise. Can we supply the latest Diti graphic novel, book or comic? Not to mention role-playing games (RPG), video games, Diti movies on DVD, BluRay and so on. To purchase such goodies we suggest you search for a dedicated mythology-based online store - or try Amazon, Ebay or other reputable websites. We offer a wide range of our own merchandise in our online GodShop, but we don't currently sell third party items. Yet!

Visitors often email us asking about Diti statues, sculptures or carved figurines of Diti. We regret we cannot assist with identifying such items.

PRESS or MEDIA enquiries? Contact us here.

REPRODUCTION REQUESTS. This site is copyright and all rights are reserved. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article or project, please consult our permissions information page.

SUPPORT THE GODS. Found this site useful? Consider donating a few pennies to the Godchecker Temple Roof Fund.

The Gods told us to do it.
The Complete List of INDIAN GODS...

Can't find the Indian God you want? Try searching our Holy Database...