Adideva, Ādideva, Adi-deva: 10 definitions


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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ādideva (आदिदेव) refers to the “primordial god” and is used to describe Tūśnīnātha, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “That is the supreme solace, (the universal) cause, the imperishable Śiva. Unborn, it is omnipresent, subtle, omniscient and facing everywhere. It is the primordial god (ādideva) called ‘Endless’ whose nature is emptiness and is without defect. Without beginning or end, it is tranquil, devoid of beginning, middle, or end”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādideva (आदिदेव).—

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

2) Nārāyaṇa or Viṣṇu.

3) Śiva.

4) Brahmā; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.188.2.

5) the sun.

Derivable forms: ādidevaḥ (आदिदेवः).

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādideva (आदिदेव).—m.

(-vaḥ) Name of Vishnu or Narayana. E. ādi the first, and deva a god, the first god, the creator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādideva (आदिदेव).—[masculine] first god (Brahma, Viṣṇu, or Śiva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ādideva (आदिदेव):—[=ādi-deva] [from ādi] m. ‘the first god’

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Brahman, Viṣṇu, Śiva, Gaṇeśa, the sun.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ādideva (आदिदेव):—[ādi-deva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Name of Vishnu.

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Adideva in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ādidēva (ಆದಿದೇವ):—[noun] the first or Supreme God a) Viṣṇu, b) Śiva, c) Brahma, d) (Jain.) Ādijina.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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