Devagarbha, Devagarbhā, Deva-garbha: 6 definitions

Introduction

Devagarbha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devagarbha (देवगर्भ).—A Ṛṣi. He too was present as one of the hotṛs (Priests) at the yajña conducted by Brahmā at the Puṣkara temple. (Padma Purāṇa, Sṛṣṭi Khaṇḍa, Chapter 34).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Devagarbha (देवगर्भ).—A son of Hṛdika and father of Śūra.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 24-5.

2) Devagarbhā (देवगर्भा).—A river of Kuśadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 15.
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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Devagarbha (देवगर्भ) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Devagarbha is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devagarbha (देवगर्भ).—see हिरण्यगर्भ (hiraṇyagarbha); Rām.2.4.23.

Derivable forms: devagarbhaḥ (देवगर्भः).

Devagarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and garbha (गर्भ).

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

Devagarbha (देवगर्भ).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv i.139.1.

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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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