06-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Below we discuss some other Buddhist gods who are detailed in Sutra Pitakaya.
Brahma Gods : Brahma Sahampathi god who lives in Brahma Loka, enlightened into Anagami state in Kasapa Lord Buddha's time and helped to our Gautama Buddha. People who do meditation can get attraction of this god. Also this god good for ask help for education. Another Brahma god is Sanath Kumara who lives in Brahma Loka, help to our Buddha's Bodhisattva times. He is main Dharma talker or adviser in six heavens. Tissa Brahma is another god who helping us to understand Buddhist sutra and advanced Buddhist teachings. He became Anagami state from our Lord Buddha's time, because his past life he stayed as educated monk. Gatikara Brahma is Amagami god who was close friend of our Buddha's bodhisattva time. He also helps to Buddhist people.
Pure Land Gods : Suddhavaso deva are gods who attain Anagami (none returning to lust worlds) and Arahant states whose help to Buddhist people. They are real gods who take care Dharma and honest Buddhist people. These gods have huge number of lifetimes and many powers than any gods. Mainly these gods help to Buddhist people who work hard for attain path and fruition of Buddhism toward Nibbana. These gods finished their spiritual path into final level and always look at human world for support noble followers and seers. There have five pure land Brahma Lokas called as - Aviha deva, Atappa deva, Sudassa deva, Sudassi deva and Akanittha deva.
Sakkra Devandra : Main god of both Tawatimsa & Caturmaha-Rajika heavens. Sometimes looks at human world & helps to virtuous Buddhist people. This god was became soovan state (stream-enterer), so sometimes comes as poor beggar to check our precepts. This god takes decisions related to human world than other gods.
Kuwera or Vissawana : Leader of Yakka group among Satarawaram gods, sometimes helps to poor people who stay with Buddhism. He gives permission to his servants (devils) or low power gods to say future prediction in Devala. This action called as giving -waram. Our kings time, people keep Bara for get wealth and money form help of Kuwara god. Said to be good talker but also said cruel god. People who do businesses can ask help from this god for develop wealth & success in their firms.
Datharaththa : Leader of Gandrauwa group among Satarawaram gods, who likes to art and music. So Buddhist people who do art works or esp. music, they can ask help from this god.
Indra Deva : All sons of Satarawaram gods, are called as Indra gods. They take care other gods & goddesses. In Atanatiya Sutta there have details of these gods. You can ask help from these gods too. Esp. these gods help to virtuous Buddhist people when they occur troubles related to inhuman attractions.
Visaka Goddess : Visaka said to be got soovan (stream-enterer) in her age seven and helped to our Lord Buddha. Also she helps to poor people. Now she lives as powerful goddess in Nimmana Rathi heaven. Therefore Buddhist female people who practice Dharma can ask help or attraction from this goddess.
Matru Divya Raja : Our Lord Buddha's real mother called Mahamaya Davi, was rebirth as male god in Tusita heaven. This god helps every Buddhist people and esp. female Buddhists.
Matali God : Official driver & close friend of Sakkra Devendra god. People who do work related to traveling can ask help from this god. Sometimes this god informs to other gods about good people in human world.
Panchasika : Official musician of heaven Tawatimsa. Buddhist people who are doing works related to music can get attraction of this god. His past life he was poor young boy who help to develop his village from his body power. Also he played Vina and flute, so his merit overcame to be god in Caturmaha-Rajika heaven.
Janasabha or Janawasabha : Whole sutra has in Sutra Pitakaya related to this god whose past life was one of soovan or stream-entered king called as Bimbisara, who was killed by his own son. He is live under Kuwera god, sutra said he works as messenger for Satarawaram gods. He was mention as one of devil leader in Atanatiya sutra who helps to Buddhist people for cure devil & ghost problems.
Anatapindika Deva Putra : Lord Buddha's main laic care, bank owner called Anatapindika is another soovan god, (stream-enterer) who live in Tusita heaven. He will help to any Buddhist person for life problems.
Viswakarma God : In Tawatimsa heaven has god called as Viswakarma who has ability for engineering works, sometimes help to engineers in human world for their creations. People who do technology, can get help from this god. Also this god helps to poor but honest people by creating properties.
Council Of Gods & Goddesses
Except some gods, other all famous gods & goddesses are belongs to Bumatu Deva or Yakka or Nagha sector under the Satarawaram Gods. Even heavens have lot of gods, only some powerful gods who take care human world. They are called as council of god (Deva Mandalaya). These gods are can call as guarding gods, cause about 25 years by 25 years they care human world as each by each. Some of them live in sub heavens which are located between earth surface and main six heavens. Birth of all god's life, belongs to did merits in their human life. There have wide truth that these gods are live in our real life. When Lord Buddha visited Sri Lanka three times & Arhat monk Mihidu Thero came to Sri Lanka, so lot of gods & goddesses in Sri Lanka became soovan (stream-enterer) & higher states, therefore we can conclude all areas in our country have those powerful gods who take care Buddhist people around their regions.
We want to say any of following discussing gods or goddesses are not fictitious, so they really live. Because lots of gods stories come from myths, we did real life investigations about gods via people who have power to talk with gods via light reading (anjanam) or mind power, personal experiences & monks who do meditation. We found this information related to below gods. Also here we want to give our thanks for all spiritual professionals & Buddhist Theros, who help us for our research with deities, also wish them to success their spiritual life!
Maitreya Bodhisattva God : This virtuous god lives in Tusita heaven who will become next Lord Buddha. He is most powerful god in heaven who has ultimate merit powers. Lot of time he uses his all time for meditation and observes strict precepts. Sometimes he comes to human world and helps to good people without care religions.
If you mentally request, this god can read your thoughts then surely help you.
Sri Natha God : Natha god is another bodhisattva god now lives in Tusita heaven. However he will not become Lord Buddha at very close time, but helps to Buddhist people. Main devala is in Kandy temple tooth. Hence people called him as Senkadagala God. Good for ask helpings related to family development. For Natha bodhisattva god, you must do deva puja from three white lotus flowers. (Picture of Sri Natha God)
Kataragama God : Sri Lankan people give especial attention to this god than other gods. Kataragama god is staying in Sellakataragama area in Sri Lanka who is also protecting temple of Kiriwahera and related Bodhi tree. Main devala is in Kataragama. Since our king’s ages, people get help from this god for gain unique educational skills, bring back lost properties, increase mind power, develop courage for face enemies, lottery winnings, get new properties, develop personality & all areas in our life. Our lots of people saw this god as wearing brown color cloth like seer & do meditate in forest areas in Kataragama.
Kataragama god also called as Skanda Kumara God who was person came to Sri Lanka from India. He did helps to sinhala people from his mind power by donating his time & hard working. These merits help him to be powerful god. He is jockey libidinous god, but also gives big punishments to people who don't remove onus on right time. But always this god likes to help people without care nation, religion or casts. This god has two wives, called as Tavani Amma & Walli Amma. Kataragama god likes fruit pujas than other puja types.
Upulwan God : Upulwan (or Vishnu) god is mainly protecting Buddhism in Sri Lanka, who is another bodhisattva god. Upulwan means god with blue color complexion & cloths. Main devala is located at Devinuwara town near to southern region in Sri Lanka. From research did from light reading, found that Vishnu god use his value time for meditation & observe precepts hence don't waste his time for look at every devala in worldwide. So he sends his minister gods for look at such worldwide devala. When someone asks help from Vishnu god, he appoints his messenger gods to help him. It is good you do deva puja for god Vishnu from small white flowers & blue flowers. His main duty is giving protection for good people (also for gods) from bad people, enemies & other evil powers. He also has wife & Vishnu god is who knowing lovers well. In his past life, he stayed as rich salesman then became Buddhist monk when our Buddha Gautama preached dharma. After that again he had born in India as King Krishna. Then cause of his great merits forces, he became main god in heaven.
Sumana Saman God : This god is worthy among all other gods. Because this god was first Sri Lankan god who attained stream entry state. His power mainly located in Samanala or Sri Padha Mountain in Sri Lanka. God Saman's duty is protect Buddha's relic of foot mark in top of mountain, protect people who come to worship Buddha's relics & temple on mountain. This god doesn’t go every devala in island wide such as other gods, so only we can get bless from this god in Samanala rock area. You can do deva puja for this god from red lotus flowers. Saman god come & helps people as normal village person in his area, lot of time as very old person wearing white color cloths. Main devala is located in Sabaragamuwa area. Sumana means his human life time name while Saman is said because he protects the Samanala rock. (Picture of Sumana Saman God)
Dadimunda God : God is governor of all hungry ghosts & devils in Sri Lanka. Consider his trendy is emitted all over the Sri Lanka. He is one minister of Sri Vishnu god, army leader of Kataragama god & grandson of Kuwara god. His father was Purnaka the devil leader and mother was Erandathi the naga queen. Main devala is located in Aluth Nuwara area near to Mawanella town. Dadimunda means god of steady minded and bearded face. This god who met then asked dharma from our Gautama Buddha & took words to protect Buddhist people. Even we say Dadimuda as god, but he is devil leader. But he is Buddhist & observes higher precepts, hence can be treated as god. People can ask help from this god for problems with hungry ghosts, devils, evil powers, sicknesses, spell bindings & curses of negative people. From our research we found this god can give herbal medicine, because he has vast knowledge about herbal medicine, astrology & mantra sciences. Dadimunda god likes lighted oil lamps, fruits, flowers & sweet meals as his deva puja. (Picture of Dadimunda God)
Siddha Suniyam God : Suniyam god is protector of all villages & houses in Sri Lanka who is traveling village to village in mid night on white cloths. This god' traveling can be known from sudden jasmine smell & sometime dogs are bark. He gives punishments to bad people while helps to good ones. This god stays in two states as god and cruel devil. Suniyam god is very cruel god who gives vast punishments for bad people. In his human life, he was person who protected law in society when Sakanda Kumara's human life. Siddha Suniyam means this god needs to be invited when use mantra science & related works; He gives permission to work mantras. Suniyam god stays under rules of the Kataragama god. It is true that he has white horse & wife too. This god's main devalaya is located at Kuliyapitiya, Kabalawa village in the North-West province of Sri Lanka.
Gana God : Gana or Ganesha god was brother of Sakanda Kumara when their human life & had wise brain power. He helped to Sakanda Kumara & other people for take right decisions in their life. Ganesha also came to Sri Lanka from India. Stayed on Wadihitikanda mountain in south of Sri Lanka. Because of his merit works, he also became as god. Ganesha especially helps to lovers to success their love life from negative people. He is jockey god who doesn’t punish humans. Ganesha god helps to people who do higher education, astrology, mantra works & yantra preparing. Ganesha god has many nick names such as Ayyanayaka, Pulleyar, Gana, etc...
Iswara God : People can get help for solve money problems, job problems & success in house hold properties from Iswara god. Iswara god also called as Shiva God in heaven. His past life, he was father of Sakanda Kumara and also had mind power which can help to poor people. Iswara became god cause of his virtuous on helping to old women, pregnant women and mothers as his own mother. Iswara god helps to people who do yoga, kundalani meditation, light reading, mantra & yantra sciences. Iswara god likes white pichcha or jasmine flowers as his deva puja. Iswara god has goddess as wife, so she is called as Uma goddess in heaven.
Maheswara God : This god was cousin brother of Iswara in his human life, also practiced kundalani yoga & meditation. Maheswara became god cause of his merits on helping to poor people and donating cup of bee honey to Kasapa Lord Buddha. Maheswara god take care human world & help to good people while punish to every bad people. If you stay as Buddhist precepts & vegetarian, Maheswara god surely help you to success your life. From our research, we found Maheswara god has more power than Iswara god.
Wibisana God : He was brother of King Rawana, but virtuous than Rawana. (Rawana-Rama story is half correct as we researched, but not all facts are true as in myth). Rawana is powerful king in Sri Lanka who knows mantra science well. As we research Rawana had aero vehicle called "Dadumonara" which can be controlled by power of sounds (i.e. mantras). Cause of virtuous merit works of Wibisana as prince, he was treated as god by people. These virtuous merits of Wibisana, he became as powerful god and now helps us. Wibisana god's ruling area and his main devala is Kelani temple, where is near to Colombo.
Pattini Goddess : Pattini goddess is another Buddhist goddess who hopes to born in male life as Bodhisattva in her future life times. She helps to people by truth of her power of chastity. Main devala is in Nawagamuwa. It is true that female devil Kali Amma, is helper of Pattini goddess. This goddess likes to earn merit from Kiriamma Dana which is tradition in Sri Lanka. People began to boil milk when start new auspicious task also for get attraction from Pattini goddess. But this milk must not from animal's milk, only made from coconut or soya. She helps to cure sicknesses and mainly protect new born babies from all evils and sicknesses. Pattini goddess has seven middle power goddesses, who are treating as her mothers.
Laskmi Goddess : She stay under rules of Kataragama god, but really help to people with matters of businesses, money, lottery winnings, gemming & properties. In her past life she help to poor people by giving money & free education for students, when Skanda Kumara rule in villages in Kataragama area. That merit helped her to be goddess. But she can't give money to you while she can only remove your obstacles when you work hard for earn money. In that case she asks permission from Kataragama god before help you.
Saraswathi Goddess : Goddess stays under rules of God Ganesha, when she happens to help people in matters of music, dancing, art & general education. But she can't make learn you or give answers in exams. Only can remove your obstacles in your education. She can help you to strong up your mind via her mind power. It is highly advice to students with problems in education, must do Saraswathi Puja in real devala. (Actually Laskmi and Saraswathi are same goddess but stay in two states, when she help to people.)
Kali Amma Goddess : Actually she is female devil leader. In past she stayed as rude devil eating human meats, but according to advices from Lord Buddha & Pattini goddess, now she became good inhuman, who respect five precepts. She is helper of Pattini goddess. Because she is good one now, in heaven she called as Bhadhra Kali. She is only one goddess who can attract very soon. Sometimes she help to success of mantra works too. Best way to treat her is, give Kiriamma Dana, and then transfer merit to her as well as Pattini goddess.
Walli Amma Goddess : One wife of the Sakanda Kumara god. Some people get help from her and ask future predictions from this goddess in some Devala or herbal medicine centers. This goddess helps to remove problems of ghosts or devils and cure sickness from heavenly medicine.
Kadawara God : Live under rules of Kataragama god. Kadawara is cruel devil leader & have many states such as protection, punish people when we neglect to remove Bara of Kataragama god, take spell bindings, etc. He can consider as real devil, who isn't care even Buddhism, when he trouble to people. People want to give him oblation or Pideni, not deva puja. Pideni must include red or dark color flowers, meat, fish, oiled eggs, rice, curries, oiled meals, etc. But we don't recommend keep lamps or Pideni for him in homes, gardens or your lands, because he punishes cruel way even for your little mistakes
Bandara Devathavo : Village leaders, herbal medical doctors, astrologers & teachers who did merit in their human life, consider rebirth as gods called Bandara Devatha. These bandara devatha can see as wearing white color long cloths with matted hair. There have lot of Bandara Devatha in every village in Sri Lanka. I.e. Kande Bandara, Sapumal Bandara, Pichchamal Bandara, etc...
Gambara Devathavo : Gambara Devatha are cheaf of bandara devatha who care each of every villages or towns in Sri Lanka. So very villages have gambara devatha, who tells about their villages & people in there to Gambara Siddha Suniyam god. Also gambara devatha take care Kataragama devala in their villages and towns.
Graha Devathavo : As planet earth, other all planets also have gods & goddesses. Among those gods each planet have main god. As example Saturn have most powerful gods & goddesses, those gods are ruling by most powerful one main god. He is called as Senasuru Grahaya or main god of Saturn. Rahu & Katu are not planets hence those gods are only two powerful asura gods. These gods can influence us with our negative or positive karma forces. Hence these nine gods give punishments or help us in our each dasa periods. As example in Buda main dasa & Shani sub dasa period, we get attraction of gods in Mercury & Saturn planets. These nine main gods are staying under rules of Sri Vishnu god. When we keep pujas for planet's problems relevant gods in particular planet can reduce such problems. But they can't 100% remove such karma effects from us.