Kuladeva, aka: Kula-deva; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kuladeva means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Kuladeva (कुलदेव).—One of the four classes of Gods (devas) according to Somasena in his Traivarṇikācāra. Somasena was a follower of the Digambara tradition and flourished in the 16th century. The Kuladevatas refer to divinities worshipped by families. They are also known by the name Kuladevatā.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kuladeva (कुलदेव).— The Kuladevas (Kuladevatās) are divinities worshipped in families from ancient times. Cakreśvarī, Ambikā or Kuṣmāṇḍinī, Padmāvatī, Jvālinī, Rohiṇī, Mahākālī, Kālikā, Sarasvatī, Gaurī, Siddhāyinī, Caṇḍī and Durgā are (such) Kuladevatās who should be worshipped with profounmd devotion by those desirous of welfare.

(Source): Google Books: Jaina Iconography
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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