Kuladevata

Kula-dèvatā (transl. clan-deity), also known as Kuladeva or Kuladevi is an ancestral tutelary deity in Hinduism, who is often the object of one's devotion (bhakti) in order to coax the god for favours, and to have the god as a watch over one's family and children from misfortune. This is distinct from Ishta-devata and village deities.


Kula-dèvatā (transl. clan-deity), also known as Kuladeva or Kuladevi is an ancestral tutelary deity in Hinduism, who is often the object of one's devotion (bhakti) in order to coax the god for favours, and to have the god as a watch over one's family and children from misfortune. This is distinct from Ishta-devata and village deities.
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