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Dharma Deva In Hinduism – About God Dharma

Dharma Deva is a deity in Hinduism and is prominently mentioned in the Mahabharata. This Dharma Deva was the father of Yudhisthira in the Mahabharata. He is the deity of Dharma or right conduct. He is also sometimes depicted as a person who upholds Dharma.

Vidura in the Mahabharata was a manifestation of Dharma.


Using the mantra given by Sage Durvasa, Kunti Devi invoked Dharma Deva and she was blessed with Yudhisthira.

At the end of the Mahabharata, Dharma Deva takes the form of a dog and follows the Pandavas.

As per the Puranas, Dharma Deva was the son of one of the Prajapatis. He is also believed to be the son of Brahma.

Dharma had married ten daughters of Daksha Prajapati.

His sons were Vasus, Bhanus, Maurts, Sadhyas and Vishvadevas.

The two famous Rishis Nara and Narayana are also his sons.

It must be noted here that Dharma Deva and Yama are two different deities.



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