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Hindu

Hinduism evolved out of the Vedic period, shepherded by the creation of the Upanishads, and was widely followed throughout India during early antiquity.
— In-game description

The Hindu religion is a polytheistic faith spread throughout the entirety of the Indian subcontinent. This article documents the deities associated with the religion. All values are for Omen.png +100% Omen Power.

Many Hindu deities can be accessed by any polytheistic nation that controls their holy site or has a specific percentage of Hindu pops: 5% for Very Common deities, 10% for Common deities, 20% for Rare deities, and 40% for Very Rare deities.

Every Hindu nation benefits from Diplomatic reputation.png +1.00 Diplomatic Reputation.

General deities

These deities are available to all Hindu or Jain nations, and all polytheistic nations that have enough Hindu pops or control the deity's holy site:

Deity Category Rarity Passive effect Omen effect Apotheosis effect Holy site
Rama War Rare   +5% Manpower Recovery Speed   +5% Morale of Armies Gain   2.50 Martial Advances progress multiplied by the deity’s   Martial, with a minimum of   +5 and a maximum of   +25 6915, Koti,   Pandya
Krishna Fertility Rare   +5% Pop Assimilation Speed   +12% Oratory Tech Investment Gain   +2.50 Oratory Advances progress multiplied by the deity’s   Charisma, with a minimum of   +5 and a maximum of   +25 6813, Dvaraka,   Maurya

These deities are available to all Hindu nations, and all polytheistic nations that have enough Hindu pops or control the deity's holy site:

Deity Category Rarity Passive effect Omen effect Apotheosis effect Holy site
Shiva War Common   -0.025 Aggressive Expansion Change   +5% Discipline 1   Freeman appears in the capital; 2 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 6; 4 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 9 4475, Ujjayini,   Maurya
Vishnu War Common   +0.025 Provincial Loyalty   +12% Fort Defense   +5.00 Supply Limit and   +15% Local Fort Defense in the capital province and another random province, for five years 4420, Mathura,   Maurya
Prajapati War Rare   +5% National Manpower   +10% National Freeman Output Gain   1,000 Manpower, multiplied by the deity’s   Martial, and an extra 1,000 if the deity’s   Martial is at least 11, if manpower is below 80%
Gain   2.00 Military Experience, otherwise
Brahma Culture Common   +5% National Noble Happiness   +5% Morale of Armies Convert 1 pop in the capital into a   Noble, including cultural conversion if necessary; 2 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 6; 3 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 9 4484, Pushkara,   Maurya
Bhrigu Culture Rare   −15% Divine Sacrifice Cost   +0.04 Provincial Loyalty 1   Slave appears in the capital; 2 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 6; 4 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 9 6859, Barygaza,   Maurya
Soma Culture Rare   +5% Research Points   +5% Morale of Navies Gain   +2.50 Oratory Advances progress multiplied by the deity’s   Charisma, with a minimum of   +5 and a maximum of   +25 6816, Prabhasa,   Maurya
Vishweshwara Culture Rare   −0.025 Monthly Tyranny   +12% State Religion Happiness Up to 5 pops in a random territory   convert to the deity’s faith
Kubera Economy Rare   +10% National Tax   +10% National Slave Output Gain   15 Wealth multiplied by the deity’s   Finesse, with a minimum of   50 and an additional   75 gold if the deity has more than   10 Finesse
Samba Economy Rare   −0.05 Monthly Corruption   −8% Monthly Wages for Characters If the deity has more than   8 finesse, gain   1 Free Province Investment
Otherwise, the culture with the most pops gets   +8% Culture Happiness and   +10% Culture Slave Output
4350, Mulasthanapura,   Maurya
Samudra Economy Rare   −5% Ship Damage Taken   +12% National Commerce Income A random navy gains two units of   Octeres, if a navy exists
Gain   0.50 Military Experience, multiplied by the deity’s   Martial, otherwise
Saraswati Economy Rare   +7.50% Civic Tech Investment   +10% National Citizen Output A   Citizen appears in the capital; 2 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 6; 4 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 9 7314, Taxila,   Maurya
Indra Fertility Common   +150 Base Food Capacity   +15% Global Monthly Food Modifier Gain   50 Food in every province, multiplied by the deity’s   Charisma
Kanya Devi Fertility Rare   +0.025 Monthly Stability Change   +4% Population Happiness  +2.50 Religious Advances progress multiplied by the deity’s   Zeal, with a minimum of   +5 and a maximum of   +25 6902, Komari, 20px Ay
Lakshmi Fertility Rare   +8% National Slave Output   +0.08% National Population Growth 1   Slave appears in the capital; 2 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 6; 4 if the deity’s   Finesse is at least 9