Vahana (mount or vehicle) of Gods
Vahana is the creature that serves as the vehicle and sign of a particular deity in Hindu Mythology.These may be animals, birds or human beings. Each God in the Hindu pantheon has at least one vahana, although many Gods have multiple vahanas. The vahana accompanies, pulls the chariot of, or serves as the seat or mount of his god.
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