Devabhumi, Devabhūmi, Deva-bhumi: 3 definitions

Introduction

Devabhumi 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)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Devabhūmi (देवभूमि).—A Śuṅga ruler and son of Bhāgavata, ruled for 10 years; killed by his minister Vasudeva who became king. (Kṣemabhūmi, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 155. Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 344.

1b) The son of Samābhāga, ruled for ten years.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 272. 31.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvabhūmi (देवभूमि).—f (S) Holy ground; places where are sacred rivers, mighty idols &c.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devabhūmi (देवभूमि).—f. heaven; पितुः प्रदेशा- स्तव देवभूमयः (pituḥ pradeśā- stava devabhūmayaḥ) Ku.5.45.

Derivable forms: devabhūmiḥ (देवभूमिः).

Devabhūmi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and bhūmi (भूमि).

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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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