Bhaga is known as “the giver”
because he bestows not just worldly wealth and security but spiritual
abundance and devotion as well. He is the male counterpart of Lakshmi, the
goddess of wealth.
Bhaga is said to be blind in that he distributes
wealth and abundance regardless of the person's station in life.
Hindu mythology contains various stories that describe his blindness. In the best known myth, Bhaga is blinded by the warrior,
Virabhadra, an incarnation that Shiva created to exact revenge on his
wife's father, Dakshas. Bhaga was a priest at the fire sacrifice
where Shiva's beloved wife, Sati, killed herself.
Bhaga's wife was Siddhi, the
personification of the mystical powers (siddhis) attained through
spiritual practices such as yoga and meditation. By meditating on the
Adityas, including Bhaga, the yogi can awaken powers of the
higher consciousness within.