- a mother goddess of which Durga, Kali, etc., are particular forms.
- Also called Annapurna, Parvati. the consort of Shiva, identified with Shakti and Kali as a goddess of love, maternity, and death.
Origin of Devi
< Sanskrit, feminine of deva deva
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Their most important joint project, though, is protecting their youngest sister, free-spirited Devi.
Born on July 7—a “luckless birthdate” associated with “many undefinable threats”—Devi seems fated for calamity.
The sudden violence casts a threat on the safety not just of Devi but of the entire neighborhood.
I noticed that my three main characters, Sarita, Karun and Jaz, formed a trinity just like Vishnu, Shiva, and Devi.
The next step, Level C, had only two options: either he was away for some other reason (C1), or he had gone to see the Devi (C2).
Like the other low castes they entertain a special veneration for Devi.
Then Birbal told them all that they must follow him to the temple of Devi in the wood.
In the sanctum was Devi, a large black figure with ten arms.
Conan swept up the Devi in his arms, and she did not resist.
He has not told anyone that it was the Devi who was kidnapped.
- a Hindu goddess and embodiment of the female energy of Siva
Sanskrit: goddess; see deva
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