Mundakopanishad : ( Attainment of heaven by performing 'Agnihotram' rirual properly ). Mantram-5 & 6.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-5 & 6. ( Attainment of heaven by performing 'Agnihotram' rirual properly )
Discussion-10. "Scientific fact that sound .........."
Similarly, we know the scietific fact that sound can be made only in a medium of 'space'.
If there were no space, we could not make sound, and if sound were not, we would have no object to be illuminated by the ear and so, the organ of sound can function only when it is presided over and blessed by the 'element' ( bhutam ) 'Space'
( Akasam ).
Thus, each 'indriyam' (sense) has its own 'devata,' meaning, that it has its own necessary condition to function.
These presiding deities are called "as Devatas or Devas," in Sanskrit terminology.
This term 'Deva' has in the scriptural language something like seven different connotations; all of them identical; and yet, they have, among them, some subtle distingtions.
Next : Discussion-11.. "Thus Deva means ........."
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