Hindu Mythology

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TVASHTRI

Hindu Creator God

Also known as Tvashtar, Tvastar

The Divine Handyman who built the Universe

He is a creator deity who not only built the Universe but can also tackle all those pressing heavenly jobs.

He is a god of all trades, his job spec includes weapons, chariots, thunderbolts — and he’ll even have a go at a palace. Perhaps his most impressive work is Vivasvan the Sun.

Often listed as one of the Âdityas, Tvashtri is fairly abstract in appearance. He is sometimes seen as a disembodied hand — with or without a power drill gripped in its fingers.

Best of all, he invented a bowl of everlasting beer which can never be emptied. Strangely, not much has been heard of him since.

Tvashtri Facts and Figures

Name: Tvashtri
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tvashtar, Tvastar

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 1590

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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