According to Hinduism, Lord Rama is believed to be the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu. Mythology says that, He was the eldest son of Dasharatha and Kausalya. He was once the King of Ayodhy and is referred to as Maryada Purushottama, the Lord of Virtue. As per the epics of Ramayana, following the demand of Kaikeyi, His father Dasaratha banish Him to a forest exile for 14 years. He was accompanied by wife Sita and brother Lakshman. Devotees celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon King, Ravana as Dussehra(Vijayadashami), while His return to Ayodhya is celebrated as Diwali.
Also called as Vinayak, Lord Ganesha is believed to be the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He physical attribute is indifferent from other God and Goddesses. With four hand the Lord’s head is replaced with an elephant head and has big belly. The tiny mouse is believed to be His vehicle while sweet laddoo is His favorite offering by the devotees. Every year according to Hindu calendar, devotees dedicate the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi to Lord Ganesha. It is said that, his ardent believers are blessed with power of knowledge and strength.
Known as ‘Rudra‘ or ‘The Destroyer’, Lord Shiva is the supreme power. Smarta tradition says that, he is one of the five primary forms of God. Lord Shiva appears meditating in the Kailash Parvat. He has matted hair, which beholds the flow of pious Ganges and a bright crescent moon. His neck is coilde with a serpent and He holds a trident (trishul) in one of his hand. Devotees worship the Lord by offering milk, flower etc on the divine Shiva-Lingam. The festival of Mahashivratri is dedicated to Him. On the very day, believers maintain fast and offer prayer before the Lord.
Indian mythology is a close intermixing of lore and places and events in the Indian history, blended with divine powers, magic and worship.
West once considered India as the land of magicians and Snake Charmers. Beyond these, India has a magnificient aura of mythical history that stands head to head with Greek and Roman myths. Through the way, many simillarities could be found across the civilization when it comes down to myths.
The mythology prevalent in ancient India was mostly associated with Hindu religion, since it was the first and foremost religion that flourished in the sub continent.