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devata (dā·väˑ·t),

n in Sanskrit, the process of gaining knowledge. It is one of the three components of the Vedas, the ancient Hindu scriptures considered sources of pure knowledge. According to Vedic sciences, interactions of devata, rishi, and chhandas give rise to matter. See also veda, rishi, and chhandas.
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Devata is a domestic melodrama whose action is centred on its female lead Savitri who plays a double role.
The practice of ishta devata in Hinduism allows a person to worship a particular chosen deity without necessarily denying that other gods exist.
1992, Golu Devata (the God of Justice of Kumaun Himalayas).
3) depicted the head of a devata, presented to the public as "A dark-skinned, redhaired devata" and described in terms of color, painting technique, and possible role in a Buddhist scene.
ihaka katha suni viraha jvala bhela (22) 'having learnt/heard' satru mari devata sabaka sananda karu (62) 'having killed' - e/<-ya> he priya loke
He was not even concerned with my family God, or Kula Devata.
of m/l devata (bus stand) to village chhardara under kums kotputli dist.
Meanwhile, the idol of Baman Devata was found broken in Shiv Temple of Baba Langotia Maharaj at Ramlila Ground in Bijnore district on Friday night.
This word, derived from the Sanskrit devata, strictly speaking means 'divinities, gods', but in the context of this ariya it refers to idols or representations of Vietnamese deities.
All the images of parivara devata of Shiva, as they are sculpted out side the structure on the doorframes, are in great danger", he added.
These Amman, (6) Naga Devata, and Ayyapan stories--which are by and large social but with the element of divine intervention--represent the transformation from epic-based narratives towards more folk and social themes.