Devadaruvana, Devadāruvana, Devadaru-vana: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devadaruvana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devadāruvana (देवदारुवन).—A holy centre. A dip in the tīrtha here is productive of very good results. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 25, Verse 27).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devadāruvana (देवदारुवन).—A sacred place in Kālasarpī;1 on the slopes of the Muṇḍapṛṣṭha;2 a tīrtha sacred to Puṣṭi.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 99.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 195; 108. 66.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 47.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Devadāruvana (देवदारुवन) is anorher name for Dāruvana: a forest where the sages were seduced by Śiva, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Dāruvana is a famous tīrtha where Śiva is said to have deluded the wives of the sages. The episode is described in the Saurapurāṇa at length. It is also called Devadāruvana. [...] The Kūrmapurāṇa. (2.37.99) refers to [Devadāruvana’s] location on the auspicious peak Himavat. Again the same text 2.36.49 states that the forest is inhabited by the Siddhas and Gandharvas; resorted to by Mahādeva it is worth visiting Padampurāṇa (VI. 129.27) also refers to Dāruvana as a holy place.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Devadaruvana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Devadāruvana (देवदारुवन) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Devadāruvana) is named Daṇḍi. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Devadāruvana (देवदारुवन) is another name for Dārūdyāna, which refers to the “pine park” (which Śiva visited as a naked ascetic), according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages in the Pine Park (dārūdyāna), the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels as an ornament on their body. You do not even wear gold the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes on his own body, has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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