Definitions for DEVI
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Hindu mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects
Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the Shakta tradition of Hinduism. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void.
A title put at the end of any female deity's name within Hinduism (e.g.- Lakshmi Devi, Saraswati Devi, Kali Devi).
used in India.
Devī (; Sanskrit: देवी) is the Sanskrit word for 'goddess'; the masculine form is deva. Devi and deva mean 'heavenly, divine, anything of excellence', and are also gender-specific terms for a deity in Hinduism. The concept and reverence for goddesses appears in the Vedas, which were composed around the 2nd millennium BCE. However, they do not play a vital role in that era. Goddesses such as Lakshmi, Parvati, Durga, Saraswati, Sita, Radha and Kali have continued to be revered in the modern era. The medieval era Puranas witness a major expansion in mythology and literature associated with Devi, with texts such as the Devi Mahatmya, wherein she manifests as the ultimate truth and supreme power. She has inspired the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism. Further, Devi and her primary form Parvati is viewed as central in the Hindu traditions of Shaktism and Shaivism.
"Devi" is a Sanskrit word used in Hinduism to refer to a goddess or divine female deity. The term is also often used as an honorific title for women in Indian culture. In Hindu mythology, Devi represents the divine aspect of the universe and is associated with creativity, fertility, power, and strength. It can also refer to particular goddesses such as Lakshmi, Durga, or Kali among many others.
; fem. of Deva. A goddess
Devī is the Sanskrit root-word of Divine, its related masculine term is Deva. Devi is synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the Shakta tradition of Hinduism. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void. Goddess worship is an integral part of Hinduism. Devi is, quintessentially, the core form of every Hindu Goddess. As the female manifestation of the supreme lord, she is also called Prakriti, as she balances out the male aspect of the divine addressed Purusha. Devi is the supreme Being in the Shaktism tradition of Hinduism, while in the Smartha tradition, she is one of the five primary forms of God. In other Hindu traditions of Shaivism and Vaishnavism, Devi embodies the active energy and power of male deities, such as Vishnu in Vaishnavism or Shiva in Shaivism. Vishnu's shakti counterpart is called Lakshmi, with Parvati being the female shakti of Shiva.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Devi is ranked #18068 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Devi surname appeared 1,543 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Devi.
85.3% or 1,317 total occurrences were Asian.
7.6% or 118 total occurrences were of two or more races.
4.6% or 72 total occurrences were White.
1.1% or 17 total occurrences were Black.
0.7% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of DEVI in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of DEVI in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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