Devagriha, aka: Devagṛha, Deva-griha; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Devagriha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Devagṛha can be transliterated into English as Devagrha or Devagriha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Devagṛha (देवगृह) refers to a “temple”, and in a broader sense represents “devotional place” or “residence of God”. It is one of commonly used names for a temple, as found in Vāstuśāstra literature such the Mayamata and the Mānasāra.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

dēvagṛha (देवगृह).—n S pop. dēvaghara n An idol-house. 2 The room of the household gods or god.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvagṛha (देवगृह).—n dēvaghara n An idol-house.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devagṛha (देवगृह).—

1) a temple.

2) the place of a king.

3) a planetary sphere.

Derivable forms: devagṛham (देवगृहम्).

Devagṛha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and gṛha (गृह).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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