What is Devi?

  • (noun): Mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects.

Devi

Devī (Devanagari: देवी) is the Sanskrit root-word of Divine, its related masculine term is Deva. Devi is synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the Shakta tradition of Hinduism. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void. Goddess worship is an integral part of Hinduism.

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List Of Hindu Temples In Nepal - Other Districts
... Gadimai Lalita Devi Mandir Kalikasthan Temple Maisthan Mandir (Birgunj) Gita Mandir (Birgunj) Surya Mandir (Birgunj) Pathibhara Devi Mandir (Teplejung) [ kalinchwork ...
Sumbha And Nisumbha - Death
... Sumbha and Nisumbha had no choice but to meet the Devi in direct combat ... Nisumbha was the first to fall, after assaulting the Devi's lion ... After Nisumbha's death, a powerful demon emerged from his corpse, but Devi managed to dispatch this monster as well, by decapitating it ...
Sumbha And Nisumbha - In The Devi Mahatmyam
... of Sumbha and Nisumbha begins in the fifth chapter of the Devi Mahatmyam ... The Devi relates how two brothers of Asura stock sought to conquer the Three Worlds by subjecting themselves to severe penance and purification rituals so that no man or demon could ... Asuras in the service of Sumbha, encountered the Devi, and were overwhelmed by her beauty ...
Sumbha And Nisumbha
... In the Hindu text the Devi Mahatmyam, Sumbha and Nisumbha, also spelled as Shumbha and Nishumbha, were two Asuras that confronted, and were ultimately ... symbols of arrogance and pride which is ultimately overcome by the Devi's humility and wisdom ...
Devi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
... Devi is a village in Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan ... It is located at 34°20'30N 73°1'40E with an altitude of 964 metres (3166 feet) ...