In Hinduism, Vamadeva is the name of the "preserver" aspect of the god Shiva, one of five aspects of the universe he embodies. Hinduism (Sanskrit/Hindi â, also known as , and ) is a religion originating in the Indian subcontinent, based on the Vedas and the beliefs of other people of India. ... This article is about the Hindu God Åiva. ...
Vamadeva is also the name of a rishi, credited with most of Mandala 4 of the Rigveda. In Hinduism, a Rishi () is a sage and/or seer who heard (cf. ... The fourth Mandala of the Rig Veda has 58 hymns, mainly to Agni and Indra. ... The Rigveda (Sanskrit: , a tatpurusha compound of praise, verse and knowledge) is a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns counted among the four Hindu religious texts known as the Vedas. ...
Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (ISBN 0500510881) by Anna Dhallapiccola
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