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Devi is the Divine Mother of the Hindu culture.
Devi is the "Mother Goddess," meaning she is the mother of all.
Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu is an incarnation of Devi.
www.pantheon.org /articles/d/devi.html   (244 words)

 Devi: The Great Goddess
The site offers additional information on the contemporary and historical worship of Devi, activities for children and families, and a list of resources on South Asian arts and cultures.
This exhibition is made possible by generous grants from Enron/Enron Oil & Gas International, the Rockefeller Foundation, The Starr Foundation, Hughes Network Systems, and the ILA Foundation, Chicago.
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560.
www.asia.si.edu /devi   (175 words)

 Conception and Evolution of The Mother Goddess in India
Devi, the Divine Female, revered by all, as is revered a mother, is better and universally known as the Mother Goddess.
The worship of Devi was those days a wide spread phenomenon, yet till her elevation to the status of a Puranic deity, such worship was confined to only, or mostly, around the remoter corners of the primitive world of tribes.
Devi's cosmic perception is a mix of metaphysics and mythology.
www.exoticindiaart.com /article/mother   (3679 words)

  Phoolan Devi | DesPardes.com
Devi, 37, was shot by three gunmen who pumped six bullets into her when she got out of her car and was about to enter her house in the high-security heart of the Indian capital Delhi.
Devi, one of India's best-known women, was adored by thousands of lower-caste Hindus in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, whose interests she represented in the country's parliament.
Devi, a feisty, blunt-spoken public speaker who drew large crowds, became a member of the lower house of parliament in 1996, was defeated in 1998 elections and made a comeback in 1999.
www.despardes.com /people/phoolandevi.html   (1012 words)

 Phoolan Devi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was born into a family of the shudra sub-caste of boatmen called mallahs in the small village of Gorha Ka Purwa, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Imprisoned without trial for eleven years, she was released in 1994, after Mulayam Singh Yadav, the newly elected chief minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, directed lawyers for the state to withdraw all charges against her.
After her release, Devi converted to Buddhism as part of the Indian Buddhist revivalist movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phoolan_Devi   (415 words)

 Nanda Devi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nanda Devi is the tallest mountain within the territory of India and was also the highest mountain in the British Empire at its fullest extent.
Of geographical interest, Nanda Devi stands guarded by a barrier ring of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalayas, 12 of which exceed 6,400m (21,000ft) in height, further elevating its sacred status as the daughter of the Himalayas in local myth and folklore.
Currently, Nanda Devi is at the centre of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, established as a national park by the Indian government in 1982 and as a UN-registered World Heritage Site in 1988.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nanda_Devi   (474 words)

 Savitri Devi Mukherji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Savitri Devi Mukherji (September 30, 1905 - October 22, 1982) was a French-born woman of mixed English, and Greek ethnicity, who became enamored with Hinduism and National Socialism, trying to synthesize Hinduism with Nazi philosophy and racial ideology and proclaiming Adolf Hitler an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.
In August 1962, Savitri Devi attended the international Nazi conference in Gloucestershire and was a founder-signatory of the Cotswold Agreement that established the World Union of National Socialists (WUNS).
Savitri Devi has come to be seen as "the fore-mother of 'Esoteric Hitlerism'", which was founded by the Chilean writer and diplomat Miguel Serrano [2], and as pioneering its links to the occult, Green, Deep Ecology, and New Age movements.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Savitri_Devi   (1685 words)

 Devi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commonly known as Devi (goddess), Vaishnodevi (देवी, Devī in Hindi and Sanskrit) is the Divine Mother of Hinduism.
Devi is the original form of every goddess in Hinduism.
Because of this, all of the goddesses of Hinduism are aspects of Devi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Devi   (368 words)

 India's gunslinging bandit turned lawmaker Phoolan Devi slain by gunmen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Devi, 38, was slain outside her home when she returned home for lunch from a session of the lower house of Parliament, Home Minister L. Advani told legislators.
According to legend, Devi -- the daughter of a low-caste family in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh -- was sold into marriage at age 11, fled her brutal husband and fell in love with a highway robber.
Devi was idolized by India's poor as a horseback-riding heroine who roamed the countryside, her hallmark red bandanna tied around her head, a rifle slung across her back, exacting retribution from wealthy upper-caste landowners.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2001/07/25/international1517EDT0676.DTL   (686 words)

 Mahsweta Devi
Born into a literary family, Mahasweta Devi was also influenced by her early association with Gananatya, a group who attempted to bring social and political theater to rural villages in Bengal in the 1930's and 1940's.
Devi, in a 1983 interview, points to this movement as the first major event that she felt "an urge and an obligation to document" (Bandyopandhyay viii).
Devi's Hajar Churashir Ma (Mother of 1084) is the story of a upper middle class woman whose world is forever changed when her son is killed for his Naxalite beliefs.
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Devi.html   (770 words)

As the consort of Shiva, she is worshiped in various forms corresponding to her two aspects: benevolence and fierceness.
Like Vishnu, Shiva has no direct connection with the tangible elements in the universe and is obliged to emanate a manifestation, an emission of energy, Shakti, which myth has conceived as a wife or daughter.
"Supreme, Devi holds 'the universe in Her womb': she 'lights the lamp of wisdom' and 'brings joy to the heart of Shiva, Her Lord'." So wrote Sankara in the ninth century, and today the Divine Mother remains the greatest power in Hinduism.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/devi.html   (603 words)

 Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was born on March 21, 1923 to a Christian family in Chindawara, India.
Later on she came to be known by the multitudes by the name of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - the revered Mother who was born with her complete Self Realization and knew from a very young age that she had a unique gift which had to be made available to all mankind.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has dedicated her life to triggering the spiritual ascent of mankind through Self Realization, reclaiming the role of women in the spiritual evolution, and guiding humanity to correct today's moral dilemmas.
www.sahajayoga.org /ShriMataji   (1554 words)

 Who is Devi?
Devi is also referred to by various names such as Durga, Lakshmi, Sarasvathi, etc. She is described as the embodiment of Shakti, the universal energy.
When the forces of injustice, immorality and untruth have grown to monstrous proportions and are indulging in a death dance, when selfishness and self-interest are rampant, when men have lost all sense of kindness and compassion, the Atmic principle, assuming the form of Shakti, taking on the Rajasic quality, seeks to destroy the evil elements.
The inner meaning of the worship of Devi with red kumkum is that thereby the Goddess is appeased.
www.eaisai.com /baba/docs/devis.html   (745 words)

 30/06/97 -- Features: Caste as woman: izzat and larai* in Northern India
Phoolan Devi, also known as the "Bandit Queen" was born into a poor, lower-caste, rural family in the northern Indian state of Bihar.
Phoolan Devi is outraged that a fictionalized account of her life has been simulated and commodified for mass consumption, passed off as a "true story".
However, Phoolan Devi's story is not unique in terms of the gender and caste oppression which she endured, or in terms of land rights issues.
www.peak.sfu.ca /the-peak/97-2/issue9/phoolan.html   (2058 words)

 Devi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Devi is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Devi is not a vicious demoness nor is She the property of the Hindus alone.
The words Devi, Shakti, etc., and the ideas of different forms connected with these names are concessions granted by the sages due to the limitations of the human intellect; they are by no means the ultimate definitions of Shakti.
www.experiencefestival.com /devi   (897 words)

 Devi Kroell: 2006 CFDA / Vogue Finalists on Style.com
First, Devi Kroell's outsize metallic python sacks became an instant hit with Hollywood.
Then it was her shiny boots—Sienna Miller, for one, has been seen knocking about in them.
This year's finalists are 3.1 Phillip Lim, Costello Tagliapietra, Devi Kroell, Doo.Ri, Jovovich-Hawk, Marchesa, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Subversive Jewelry, and Thakoon.
www.style.com /trends/cfdavogue/2006/devikroell   (563 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The upper Rishi Valley, often referred to as the 'Inner Sanctuary', is fed by Changbang, North Rishi and North Nanda Devi glaciers to the north and by South Nanda Devi and South Rishi glaciers to the south of the Nanda Devi massif.
Nandi Devi was earmarked as one of several protected areas for inclusion under the Government of India's Project Snow Leopard (Ministry of Environment and Forests, 1987), but this project has not materialised to date.
Reed, T.M. A contribution to the ornithology of the Rishi Ganga Valley and the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
www.wcmc.org.uk /protected_areas/data/wh/nandadev.html   (3115 words)

 Теплый пол DEVI   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Теплый пол DEVI - это одно из наших направлений.
истема DEVI широко используется на протяжении нескольких десятков лет в скандинавских странах, известных своими жесткими требованиями к безопасности.
истема DEVI очень часто используется во влажных помещениях - в ванных, душевых, бассейнах.
heat.ugogrand.ru /devi.htm   (193 words)

 Shri Devi Gita   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Devi gita constitutes the last ten chapters of the seventh Skandha of the Devi Bhagavatam.
The setting of the Devi gita is introduced by Janamejaya’s query to Vyasa regarding the supreme light who became manifest on top of the Himalaya mountain.
The Devi declares that prior to creation, She is the only existent entity, the one supreme Brahman and is pure consciousness.
www.ambaa.org /devigita/Devigita1.htm   (853 words)

 Shri Kalika Devi
In the tantras, the Moon is often taken as a symbol of the Devi, whether in its dark or its bright fortnight.
Devi here takes the form of Mahishamardini, more popularly known as Durga, who destroyed the two arch-demons Shumbha and Nishumbha in an epic battle between the goddess and the throng of demons.
Devi replied that he could have his boon, and he asked her for the favour that he would never leave the service of her feet again.
www.shivashakti.com /kali.htm   (2807 words)

 Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and Sahaja Yoga
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the Adi Shakti of the Sanatana Dharma, Imam Mahdi of Islam, Comforter of Christianity, Maitreya of Buddhism and Aykaa Mayee (One Mother) of Sikhism.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was born on March 21, 1923 to a Christian family in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi spent a happy childhood in the family house in Nagpur, and She was everybody's favourite.
www.adishakti.org /shri_mataji.htm   (6811 words)

 Indra Devi - First Lady of Yoga
Indra Devi's followers called her Mataji, a rare and well-deserved honor for a woman who exemplified Yoga's principles with her love, light, and a liveliness that lasted nearly all of her 102 years.
Indra Devi practiced all that she taught, and as a result she remained active and vital well into her 90s, and even after she passed the century mark, her energy was amazing.
Indra Devi viewed death as fearlessly as she lived her life, and the world she left is very much richer for the gift of her presence.
www.allspiritfitness.com /library/IndraDevi.shtml   (718 words)

 Kanan Devi
Kanan Devi was among the early singing stars and her singing style usually in rapid tempo was instrumental in some of the biggest hits of New Theatres.
Kanan Devi remained the top star of New Theatres till she resigned in 1941 and began to freelance in Hindi and Bengali films.
She wrote an autobiography Sabare Ami Nomi (1973) and in 1977, Kanan Devi, the first lady of the Bengal screen was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award for her contribution to Indian Cinema.
www.upperstall.com /people/kanandevi.html   (381 words)

 Nanda Devi :: Mountaineering   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During its heyday, Nanda Devi stood as the highest peak in the British Empire and drew the interest of mountaineers from the entire western world.
They went on to explore the Southern Ridge of Nanda Devi as the most likely ascent route and were the first to summit Maiktoli and cross the Sunderdhunga Col. Paying further homage to the Himalayas, Shipton and Tilman later also accomplished the arduous Gangotri-Badrinath and Badrinath-Kedarnath watershed traverses.
M.S. Kohli was the chief Indian officer on the CIA-sponsored expeditions that secretly scaled the heights of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.
bostonglobalaction.net /UK/nandadevi/mountaineering.html   (1709 words)

Then began a battle between that Devi and the enemies of the devas, in which the quarters of the sky were illumined by the weapons and arms hurled diversely.
Then the Devi killed hundreds of asuras with her trident, club, showers of spears, swords and the like, and threw down others who were stupefied by the noise of her bell; and binding others with her noose, she dragged them on the ground.
Enraged, the Devi ground Uddhata to powder with the blows of her club, and killed Baskala with a dart and destroyed Tamra and Andhaka with arrows.
sdbbs.tripod.com /devi.html   (14509 words)

 Nanda Devi on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NANDA DEVI [Nanda Devi], peak, 25,645 ft (7,817 m) high, Uttaranchal state, N India, in the Himalayas.
Nanda Kot, at an elevation of 22,538 ft (6,870 m), is said to be Nanda's "couch." The peak was scaled in 1936 by an Anglo-American expedition.
High heaven: a trek to the top of the world; The Nanda Devi Sanctuary is even more difficult to reach than the North Pole, but this Himalayan mountain valley has lured explorers for centuries.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/N/NandaD1ev.asp   (352 words)

 UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme - Nanda Devi National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The upper Rishi Valley, known as the Inner Sanctuary, is fed by the Changbang, North Rishi and North Nanda Devi glaciers from the north and by the South Nanda Devi and South Rishi glaciers from the south.
Nandi Devi was earmarked as one of several protected areas for future inclusion under the Government of India's Project Snow Leopard (Ministry of Environment and Forests,1987).
The Pindari and Sundadhunga valleys at the southern edge of the Nanda Devi massif were recommended for designation as a sanctuary to protect their reportedly large and viable ungulate and pheasant populations (Rodgers and Panwar, 1988).
www.unep-wcmc.org /sites/wh/nandadev.html   (7489 words)

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