Devata

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De´va`ta


n.1.(Hind. Myth.) A deity; a divine being; a good spirit; an idol.
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85) All these dancing figures have characteristics which distinguish them from the other class of heavenly figures--usually flying figures of apsaras or standing devatas.
Devotees also believe that every day the devatas offer their prayers to Lord Vishnu on the doors of Vaikuntha.
The figure is carved in the round with an elaborate parikara (aura shown with the parivara devatas, associated divinities).
Devatas (female deities) are also represented on the inner walls, their complex hairdos and divine garments frozen eternally in bas-relief.
This is reflected in the subject matter that predominates in the cave paintings: the Buddha teaching, Jataka tales, bodhisattvas, and flying musical devatas (Tucker, 154-5).
Because of Camadevi's meritorious splendor (punnanubhavena), a host of devatas brought a powerful elephant to be an auspicious protector (mangalavaranatthaya) (pp.
The local devatas worshipped by the people outside the urban areas are also called vyantara devata.
The Pwo leader said that he was told by spirits, probably devatas, to stop agricultural activities and to stop eating meat and free all domestic animals.
Amman and Naga Devata posters contain a play on mind-body identity--animals with human "intelligence"; characters with amorphous identities as Naga Devatas; humans, especially women and children, with divine characteristics; and gods with human characteristics.