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Devata Vagga, aka: Devatā vagga; 2 Definition(s)

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Devatā, (f.) (deva+tā, qualitative-abstr. suffix, like Lat. juventa, senecta, Goth. hauhipa, Ohg. fullida cp. Sk. pūrṇatā, bandhutā etc.) “condition or state of a deva, ” divinity; divine being, deity, fairy. The term comprises all beings which are otherwise styled devas, & a list of them given at Nd2 308 & based on the principle that any being who is worshipped (or to whom an offering is made or a gift given: de-vatā=yesaṃ deti, as is expressed in the conclusion “ye yesaṃ dakkhiṇeyyā te tesaṃ devatā”) is a devatā, comprises 5 groups of 5 kinds each, viz. (1) ascetics; (2) domestic animals (elephants, horses, cows, cocks, crows); (3) physical forces & elements (fire, stone etc.); (4) lower gods (: bhumma devā) (nāgā, suvaṇṇā, yakkhā, asurā, gandhabbā); (5) higher gods (: inhabitants of the devaloka proper) Mahārājā, Canda, Suriya, Inda, Brahmā), to which are added the 2 aspects of the sky-god as devadevatā & disā-devatā).—Another definition at VvA.21 simply states: devatā ti devaputto pi Brahmā pi devadhītā pi vuccati.—Among the var. deities the foll. are frequently mentioned: rukkha° tree-gods or dryads M.I, 306; J.I, 221; PvA.5; vatthu° earth gods (the four kings) Pv 41; PvA.17; vana° wood-nymphs M.I, 306; samudda° water-sprites J.II, 112 etc. etc. ‹-› D.I, 180 (mahiddhikā, pl.), 192; II, 8, 87, 139, 158; S.I, sq.; IV, 302; M.I, 245; II, 37; A.I, 64, 210, 211; II, 70 (sapubba°); III, 77 (bali-paṭiggāhikā), 287 (saddhāya samannāgatā); 309; IV, 302 sq., 390 (vippaṭisāriniyo); V, 331; Sn.45, 316, 458, 995, 1043; Dh.99; J.I, 59, 72, 223, 256; IV, 17, 474; Vv 163; Pv.II, 110; KhA 113, 117; PvA.44.

—ânubhāva divine power or majesty J.I, 168; —ânussati “remembrance of the gods, ” one of the 6 ânussatiṭṭhānāni, or subjects to be kept in mind D.III, 250, 280, cp. A.I, 211; Vism.197. —uposatha a day of devotion to the gods A.I, 211; —paribhoga fit to be enjoyed by gods J.II, 104; —bali an offering to the gods A.II, 68; —bhāva at PvA.110 read as devattabhāva (opp. petattabhāva). (Page 330)

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1. Devata Vagga - The fourth chapter of the Chakka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. A.iii.329-44.

2. Devata Vagga - The seventh chapter of the same. A.iii.421-9.

3. Devata Vagga - The fourth chapter of the Sattaka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. A.iv.27-39.

Added: 11.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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