Devala devala 1 m. an attendant upon an idol (who subsists on the offerings made to it ; oftener {-laka} a virtuous or pious man N. of a descendant of Kasyapa and one of the authors of RV. ix ; of Asita or a son of Asita of a man mentioned with Asita of an astronomer of a legislator (also , {-bhaTTa}) of a son of Pratyusha of an elder brother of Dhaumya of the husband of Eka-parna of the father of Samnati (the wife of Brahma-datta) of the grandfather of Pan. Col. of a son of Visva-mitra (pl. his descendants) of a son of Krisasva by Dhishana