Adideva, aka: Adi-deva, Ādideva; 2 Definition(s)
Adideva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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.
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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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.
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
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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