Buddhist Mythology

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HARITI

Indian Children's Goddess

Also known as Haritiki

Buddhist Protector of Children

Originally an Iranian folk figure who was absorbed into the blossoming Buddhist movement. She is a Goddess of Children and she is always on their side.

Her husband Pañcika is the head of the Yakshas and together they have five hundred children. As a Goddess of Children she must really really like kids. Or perhaps she gets some kind of discount.

Hariti Facts and Figures

Name: Hariti
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Haritiki

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Children
Area of expertise: Children

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 804

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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