Devikā

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Devika, DevikA, Devikaa


  1. a small/lesser goddess
  2. 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.
  3. 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).