From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
Revision as of 07:35, 16 December 2016 by (Links to existing pages added by LinkTitles bot.)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Devika, DevikA, Devikaa

  1. a small/lesser goddess
  2. a class of minor and lesser-known goddesses, like Rāka, Kuhu, Sinīvālī, Menā, Dhātŗ, Madhumati etc., or other semi-divine beings like the apsāras, gandharvīs, kinnarīs, etc.
  3. the wife of Yudhişţhira and mother of Yaudheya, who was the daughter of Śaibya king Govāsana (M. Bh.); the medicinal plant “dandotpala” or “sahadevī” (Vernonia cinerea).