Adideva, aka: Ādideva, Adi-deva; 2 Definition(s)

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Purana

[Adideva in Purana glossaries]

Ādideva (आदिदेव).—Seven gaṇas of which three are without form and four are with form; above them are three bhāvamūrtis and below them four sūkṣmamūrtis.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 71. 54-6.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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[Adideva in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ādideva (आदिदेव).—

1) the first or Supreme God; पुरुषं शाश्वतं दिव्यं आदिदेव- मजं विभुम् (puruṣaṃ śāśvataṃ divyaṃ ādideva- majaṃ vibhum) Bg.1.12,11.38.

2) Nārāyaṇa or Viṣṇu.

3) Śiva.

4) Brahmā; Mb.12.188.2.

5) the sun.

Derivable forms: ādidevaḥ (आदिदेवः).

Ādideva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and deva (देव).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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