Goddess Angala Devi is also known as Angalamman or Angala Parameswari. She is worshipped with these names in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Most people in Tamil Nadu keep their name as "Angu" by the influence of the god.
Devī is the Sanskrit word for 'goddess'; the masculine form is deva. Devi and deva mean 'heavenly, divine, anything of excellence', and are also gender-specific terms for a deity in Hinduism.
The concept and reverence for goddesses appears in the Vedas, which were composed around the 3rd millennium BCE.
Goddesses such as Lakshmi, Parvati, Durga, Saraswati, Sita, Radha and Kali have continued to be revered in the modern era.
The medieval era Puranas witness a major .