Hindu Mythology

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DAKSHA

Hindu Creator God

Also known as Daksa, Dakshesha

Picture of the Hindu Creator God Daksha from our Hindu mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Hindu Lord of Creation and Population

Born out of Brahma’s right thumb, he is a proud member of the Prajâpatis Universal A-Team who helped make the Universe the splendid place it is today. He is also a member of the Saptarishis Sages and Seers Social Club.

Daksha has one thousand sons and at least a hundred daughters and was pretty much responsible for populating planet Earth. There was also an incident involving a lake of semen, but we won’t go into that at the moment.

Some of his daughters got a bit star-struck and married Chandra the Moon God. They now form the Nakshatras constellations and can easily be spotted in the night sky should you care to peek.

Although Brahma gave him the thumbs-up from the start, he had a lot of trouble with his father-in-law Shiva. One violent altercation ended in Daksha having his head cut off. After reparation, the original head could not be found and he had to make do with that of a goat. He now finds himself in symbolic sacrificial scapegoat situations, but it’s all part of the job.

He was later identified by some cults with Jesus Christ, for no very good reason. This is an occupational hazard of symbolic scapegoats.

Daksha Facts and Figures

Name: Daksha
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Daksa, Dakshesha

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1250

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Article last revised on November 04, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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