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In Hinduism, Devaki is the wife of Vasudeva and mother of Krishna and Balarama. Hinduism (हिन्दु धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma - सनातन् धर्म, and Vaidika Dharma - वैदिक धर्म) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the Vedas, and is the direct descendant of the Vedic religion. ... In Hinduism, Vasudeva is the father of Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra. ... Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari, IAST ) is according to common Hindu tradition the eighth avatar of Vishnu. ... Balarama (left) with his brother Krishna Krishna-Balarama Mandir, Vrindavan, India // Introduction In mainstream Hindu tradition, Balarama (phonetically Balarāma - his other names include Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha) is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna. ...

Devaki and Vasudeva were imprisoned by her half-brother, Kamsa, due to a prophecy that one of their sons would kill him. Kamsa then killed six of their sons. The seventh, Balarama, escaped death by transferring to the womb of another woman. The eighth son, Krishna (who was actually an avatar of Vishnu), was born at midnight and taken by his parents to be raised by Nanda and Yasoda in a neighboring village. It was believed that Krishna was born not from a sexual connection between Devaki and Vasudeva, but was transferred to Devaki's womb. My name is Zuhair from ladeeni.net In Hinduism, Kamsa is the son of a demon and half-brother of Devaki. ... The 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu In Hinduism, an avatar or avatara (Sanskrit अवतार), is the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of an Immortal Being, or of the Ultimate Supreme Being. ... For other uses of the name Vishnu, see Vishnu (disambiguation). ... According to Hindu mythology, Nanda is a peasant and foster-father of Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu. ... In Hinduism, Yasoda is a peasant woman and foster-mother of Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu. ...


  • Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (ISBN 0500510881) by Anna Dhallapiccola

Hinduism | Hindu mythology | Itihasa
Male Deities: Brahma | Vishnu | Shiva | Rama | Krishna | Ganesha | Indra | Lakshman | Hanuman
Female Deities: Gayatri | Lakshmi | Saraswati | Durga | Devi | Sita | Radha | Kali | Parvati | Shakti
Texts: Vedas | Upanishads | Puranas | Ramayana | Mahabharata

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Devaki was married to Vasudev, the descendant of the Yadava clan.
Devaki gave birth to seven children in the prison and the cruel Kansa killed all one by one.
Devaki was filled up with emotions of motherhood, fed all the seven children with her milk.
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Inspector Devaki looked up from the file she was flipping through and a warm smile came to her as she looked at the grinning face of Inspector Raghavan, her mentor in her new job.
Devaki was thinking for a long time and then deciding her course of action, at last went to sleep with the prisonerĀ“s admiring look still in her mind.
Devaki had no desire to meet SP Jagadish in person and so she wrote the whole thing as a report and sent it to Jagadish through Raghavan.
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