(Last Updated on : 16-04-2015)
Deva is usually referred to the gods, divine beings who may either reside upon earth or in a Deva Loka. Deva is also a divine epithet variously applied but rarely to the superior deities if alone. For example, Lord Shiva is often called Mahadeva.
The most frequent use of the term 'Deva' is in the plural and may be translated 'Celestials'. The Hindu books refer about thirty-three crores of the Devas, which means three hundred and thirty millions of celestials. But this is probably only a figurative expression to denote a great number. They are not demigods, as has been stated.
is not one of the Devas but they belong to a higher order. The Devas belong to the 'Swarga', the paradise of Indra
. They are usually ranged under eight divisions with a vasu as leader at the head of each division.
This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to email@example.com
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Religion
|• ||Elements of Vastu|
Vastu Shastra is traditional Indian systems of architecture originating in India. Elements of Vastu are Earth, Water, Air, Space and Fire.
Sati is the wife of Lord Shiva and the Hindu goddess of marital felicity and longevity. She is known to have immolated herself unable to tolerate foul words for her husband, spoken by her father Daksha.
|• ||Legends of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva|
Legends of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva mentioned in the Mahapuranas and Upapuranas. Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Vithishula, in Vastu Shastra, is a road that directly enters the plot.
|• ||Vastu Shastra in Modern Architecture|
Vastu Shastra in Modern Architecture is not very different from the ancient days. This is because present day Vastu is derived from the ones that were used in the Vedic era but the approach in the modern day is different.