Devadundubhi, Deva-dundubhi: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devadundubhi in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devadundubhi (देवदुन्दुभि) refers to “divine drums”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.37. Accordingly:—“[...] Vīrabhadra was surrounded by heroic glory (vīraśrī). Then a divine shower of flowers originating from the celestial park fell over Vīrabhadra accompanied by his Gaṇas. Cool breezes blew gently fragrant and pleasing. Divine drums [i.e., ]devadundubhi sounded simultaneously”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devadundubhi (देवदुन्दुभि).—Musicians in heaven; were overjoyed at the Devī's starting for war.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 53; IV. 20. 100.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devadundubhi in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

devadundubhi : (f.) thunder.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Devadundubhi refers to: the celestial drum, i.e. thunder D.I, 10; Miln.178; DA.I, 95;

Note: devadundubhi is a Pali compound consisting of the words deva and dundubhi.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devadundubhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devadundubhi (देवदुन्दुभि).—

1) divine drum; देवदुन्दुभिनिर्घोषो पुष्पवृष्टिश्च खात् पतन् (devadundubhinirghoṣo puṣpavṛṣṭiśca khāt patan) Rām.

2) the holy basil with red flowers.

3) an epithet of Indra.

Derivable forms: devadundubhiḥ (देवदुन्दुभिः).

Devadundubhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and dundubhi (दुन्दुभि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Devadundubhi (देवदुन्दुभि).—m. or f. (= Pali id.), pl., drums of the gods (thunder): Divyāvadāna 203.10; MPS 17.19, 21.

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

1) Devadundubhi (देवदुन्दुभि):—[=deva-dundubhi] [from deva] m. ‘d° drum’, holy basil with red flowers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Devadundubhi 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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