Pronunciation: (dā'vē), [key]
1. a mother goddess of which Durga, Kali, etc., are particular forms.
2. Also called Annapurna, Parvati. the consort of Shiva, identified with Shakti and Kali as a goddess of love, maternity, and death.
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