Tuesday, 3 April 2012

D - for Devatas

D - Is for Devata or deity (God or Goddess) which can be either a  masculine, feminine or animal. These deities were very beautiful with their slender bodies and beautiful long hair. Shiva - a major deity is believed to be the destroyer of evil or transformer among the Tumuti which is a concept within Hinduism that comes in three forms. Cosmic creation, maintenance and destruction represented by Brahma the Creator, Hindu Triad, Vishnu maintaner or preserver.

For many lifetimes these deities were worshipped by certain clans. These clans were from various religions including Hinduism and Jainism.. They would make long and endless pilgrimage's to visit Kuladevata in Kuladeri temple in search of blessings if there was to be a marriage or some other special occasion. The Kuladevata means - Clan and Devata - Deity.

A picture of Tumuti shows three heads on a single neck and on each head, three faces, each looking in different directions.


  1. Very interesting. I like to study different religions and cultures, especially from long ago. Nice D post!

  2. Definitely interesting! I don't know that I've heard the term Devata before.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  3. Thanks Karen for dropping by, and leaving a comment. Pleased you liked it. Very much appreciated.

    Hope you have a great month.

  4. Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for your comment. I must say that my decision to write about Angkor Wat has been a good one as I am enjoying researching all the history. I didn't know much about the religion and Devatas either but it's growing on me.

    Thanks once again