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Kuladevata
Kuladevata according to Hindu mythology is the god who is the object of hereditary and family worship.
 
 Kuladevata is one of the leading personages as Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga. The Hindu mythology affirms that Kuladevata is the deity who is the object of hereditary and family worship. No house is supposed to be without its tutelary divinity, but the notion attached to this character is now very far from precise. Kuladevata is believed to know the full destiny of the family. The purpose of a Kuladevata is to protect the family and guide members in order to achieve over all prosperity. Kuladevata is one of the most attached entities towards the family as the lord`s functions are pertained to that of the Kul. The Kuladevata temple priest generally interacts with the Kuladevata and deity offers solution to all problems. When a man is in trouble Kuladevata is the main solace for man. Families are always divinely protected due to the embrace of Kuladevata.

Kuladevata is the patron holy being. The worshipping of Kuladevata is handed down through generations of the family. Each Hindu family has its own family god or goddess. `Kuladevata` is derived from two words, `Kula` and `Devata`. The word `Kul` means family or clan, and `Devata` means divinity. The Hindu families make a pilgrimage to the Kuladevata temple to attain blessing of the god after an auspicious occasion such as a wedding. Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Goddess Durga, Lord Karthikeya, Radha, Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Sita, Goddess Lakshmi and Navagrahas are all popular Kuladevatas in households.

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(Last Updated on : 20/01/2011)
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