What are Vedic Deities?
The Vedic deities are simply the Hindu gods. The most prominent are Agni, Indra, Soma, and many others. There are many, many gods, and each deity possesses its specific characteristics. Those characteristics rule over the Vedic dharma, meaning, of course, these characteristics control everything in this universe, from great to small.
The Vedic deities can be considered simply as mythological characters. In The Vedic Dharma, Vedic deities are referred to as “forces and energies.” Why? Let’s take the Vedic god Agni. Traditionally, Agni is known as the god of Fire. But Fire is a “force” and has “energy.” In this book, The Vedic Dharma, Agni represents Change and Transformation, the force and energy of Fire. The same applies to each deity, and the same approach is taken in every book of this series.