Devī (Sanskrit: देवी) is the Sanskrit word for "goddess"; the masculine form is Deva. Devi – the feminine form, and Deva – the masculine form, 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 in the 2nd millennium BCE; however, they do not play a central role in that era. Goddesses such as Saraswati and Usha have continued to be revered into the modern era. →Wikipedia


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Figure of Devi dancing in a ring of fire
Devi revered by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

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