From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Devika, DevikA, Devikaa
- a small/lesser goddess
- a class of minor and lesser-known goddesses, like Rāka, Kuhu, Sinīvālī, Menā, Dhātŗ, Madhumati etc., or other semi-divine beings like the apsāras, gandharvīs, kinnarīs, etc.
- the wife of Yudhişţhira and mother of Yaudheya, who was the daughter of Śaibya king Govāsana (M. Bh.); the medicinal plant “dandotpala” or “sahadevī” (Vernonia cinerea).