Devasthanam is the website of the Sanskrit Religions Institute. Our goal is to present information on Hindu culture that is both scholarly and religious.
The expression deva-sthanam has two meanings. The term deva, as an adjective, means divine. As a noun it means God. The word sthanam means “a fit or proper place.” Thus deva-sthanam means both “the divine place” and “the residence of God.”
indicates “beauty, grace, and splendor. It also refers to
the Goddess of wealth, Laksmidevi. Transliterated it appears as Sri. Thus the name of this web site is Sri Devasthanam.
The following verse is taken from the Kenopanisad 4.4.