Devadevesha, Devadeveśa: 8 definitions

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Devadevesha 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.

The Sanskrit term Devadeveśa can be transliterated into English as Devadevesa or Devadevesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devadevesha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devadeveśa (देवदेवेश) refers to “one who is the lord of gods” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “O great god, lord of the gods, O lord Śiva, the three worlds are sustained by you alone who are lord of the worlds. Obeisance to Thee, O lord of gods [i.e., devadeveśa], obeisance to the one who has assumed the form of a Yogin, obeisance to Thee that art possessed and devoid of attributes and obeisance to Thee who art sportive. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devadeveśa (देवदेवेश).—Śiva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 22. 78.
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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»] — Devadevesha in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Devadeveśa (देवदेवेश) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Naimiśa, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (e.g., Devadeveśa) is found in the commentary on 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.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Devadevesha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Devadeveśa (देवदेवेश) refers to the “Lord of the gods” and is used to describe Bhairava, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Bhairava, the Lord of the gods (devadeveśa), the Great Lord, has been described (to you). He is the fearsome lord of the Tantras of the Left. Black, (his) consort accompanies him. O Śambhu, this is the Southern Tradition explained in (this) compendium of the Tantras. He is the preferred authority in the south and is adorned with Śikhārāja. Devoid of Kula and established by the method prescribed by the Lion Transmission, it has authority in the Dvāpara Age and is part of the Śrīkrama. Such is the Southern House, which bestows (much) fruit, recommended to you”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Devadevesha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devadeveśa (देवदेवेश).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Śiva or Viṣṇu (cf. [preceding]).

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

1) Devadeveśa (देवदेवेश):—[=deva-deveśa] [from deva-deva > deva] m. ‘lord of the chiefs of the gods’, Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata i, 8123]; of Indra, [iii, 17191]

2) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [xii, 12864.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Devadevesha 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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