Devadaruvana, aka: Devadāruvana, Devadaru-vana; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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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: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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