Hindu Mythology

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ASHVINS

Hindu Healer Gods

Also known as Asvins

Flying Doctor Gods of Chariot Racing

These are the twin sons of (a) Vivasvan and Saranyu, (b) Agni’s tears, or (c) White Horse Sea Foam. Take your pick.

Whatever, they are ‘Horse Lords’ and zoom across the sky in a golden chariot powered by winged horses. They also do healing, so may be running an ambulance service up there. They stand in at mortuaries guarding the Gates of Death, which hopefully is not a drive-through.

The ASHVINS Sun Chariot Service has now become a franchise, with their Baltic branch Ašvieniai doing a roaring trade. The Ashvins have also been confused with the Ribhus who also run a chariot concession.

Ashvins Facts and Figures

Name: Ashvins
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Asvins

Gender: Male
Type: Gods
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Healing
Area of expertise: Healing

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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