Hindu Mythology

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VINDHYAVASINI

Hindu Deceptive Goddess

Demon-Deceiving Doppelganger

She was swapped with the baby Krishna when he was born to thwart the demon Kamsa who intended to kill him.

Kamsa was totally fooled and about to commit deitycide. The Gods snatched her away from the demon and she soared up to Heaven where he could not follow. She was then revealed as one of the Devis.

She is possibly an incarnation of Durga – or several hundred other deities depending on which source you happen to be reading at the time. See also Balarâma for a different version of the story.

Vindhyavasini Facts and Figures

Name: Vindhyavasini
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Deception and Lies
Area of expertise: Deception

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Article last revised on November 04, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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