Daivata: 14 definitions


Daivata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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: valmikiramayan.net: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Daivata (दैवत) refers to the “supreme deity”, used to the describe one’s husband (bhatṛ), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.29. Accordingly:—“[...] Sītā was distressed to hear these words of Rāma and spoke these words slowly, with her face with tears: ‘[...] Oh, the pure-minded! Following my husband with loving devotion, I shall become sin-less; for husband is the supreme deity (daivata) to me’”.

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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

Daivata (दैवत) refers to “divine powers”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—(His) eyes full of tears, Śambhu went behind (paścima) Meru and worshipped Śakti, the Mother, the Virgin who is the divine Liṅga. For a thousand years therein he contemplated (the goddess whose) form is Viṣṇu. The god stood in front of the door and worshipped the goddess. The goddess was concealed (viluptā) by (her) divine powers (daivata) as Śaṃkara stood at the door.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daivata (दैवत).—n (S) A god or deity. 2 fig. A darling, fondling, tiddling, pet, an idol.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

daivata (दैवत).—n A god; fig. a darling.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daivata (दैवत).—a. (- f.) [देवता-अण् (devatā-aṇ)]

1) Divine.

2) (At the end of an adj. comp.) Honouring or worshipping as one's deity, as in सूर्यदैवता जनाः (sūryadaivatā janāḥ)

-tam A god, deity, divinity; मृदं गां दैवतं विप्रं घृतं मधु चतुष्पथं प्रदक्षिणानि कुर्वीत (mṛdaṃ gāṃ daivataṃ vipraṃ ghṛtaṃ madhu catuṣpathaṃ pradakṣiṇāni kurvīta) Manusmṛti 4.39, 153; Uttararāmacarita 4.4.; Amaruśataka 3; हन्त प्रिया दैवतमस्य देवी (hanta priyā daivatamasya devī) Bhāg. 4.4.28.

2) A number of gods, the whole class of gods; Ve.2.

3) An idol. (The word is said to be m. also, but is rarely used in that gender. Mammata notices it as a fault called aprayuktatva; see aprayukta).

4) Name of the third Kāṇḍa of Yāskas Nirukta.

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

Daivata (दैवत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tī-taṃ) 1. Of or relating to a god. mn.

(-taḥ-taṃ) 1. A god, a deity. 2. An idol. n.

(-taṃ) A number of gods. E. devatā a deity, aṇ pleonastic dor referential affix.

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

Daivata (दैवत).—i. e. devatā + a, n. A deity, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 41.

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

Daivata (दैवत).—[feminine] ī belonging to a deity, divine; [neuter] deity, a god or an idol; adj. —° = devatya.

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

1) Daivata (दैवत):—[from daiva] mf(ī)n. ([from] devatā) relating to the gods or to a [particular] deity, divine, [???] and, [Gṛhya-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (m. [gana] ardharcādi) a god, a deity (often coll. ‘the deities’, [especially] as celebrated in one hymn cf. [gana] prajñādi), [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] n. image of a god, idol, [Kauśika-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] mf(ā)n. ifc. having as one’s deity, worshipping (cf. ab- [add.], tad-, bhartṛ-).

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

Daivata (दैवत):—[(taḥ-tī-taṃ) a.] Relating to a god or idol. m. A god; an idol. n. Number of gods.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Daivata (दैवत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Daivaya, Devaya.

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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

Daivata (ದೈವತ):—[adjective] of, relating to, caused by a god or gods; divine.

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Daivata (ದೈವತ):—[noun] a god; a deity.

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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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