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Vishwadeva in Vedas – Vishwadevas

Vishwadevas are divine beings mentioned in the Vedas. Nearly forty hymns are dedicated to Vishwadeva in the Rig Veda. They were the protectors of living beings and bestowed rewards on those who followed dharma. Mahabharata mentions about 64 Vishwadevas.

Vishnu Purana also mentions about Vishwadevas. They are the grandsons of Daksha Prajapati. Their mother is Vishwa a daughter of Daksha.

Offerings were separately made to the Vishwadevas.