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Ishta-deva

Ishta-deva A famous example to quote from the Indian epics would be that of Hanuman whose Ishta-deva was Lord Ramachandra. Other notable examples would be that of Tulsidas who was another devotee of Rama and Mirabai a devotee of Krishna. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishta-deva#Formal_Smarta_worship
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