Devahuti, Devahūtī, Devahūti, Deva-huti: 9 definitions


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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devahūti (देवहूति) is one of the three daughters of Svāyambhuvamanu and Śatarūpā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] He (Svāyambhuva Manu) begot of her (Śatarūpā) two sons Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and three daughters Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti, all of them very famous. He gave Ākūti in marriage to Ruci and the middle one to Kardama. He gave Prasūti the younger sister of Uttānapāda in marriage to Dakṣa. Their sons and progeny are spread over the world both mobile and immobile. [...] O sage, Kardama begot of Devahūti many daughters. Dakṣa begot twenty-four daughters. [...] Thus according to their own actions and at the bidding of Śiva innumerable famous brahmins were born out of the various living beings”.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devahūtī (देवहूती).—A daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu, the son of Brahmā. The Manu had two sons called Priyavrata and Uttānapāda and three daughters named Ākūti, Devahūti and Prasūti. Ākūti was married by Ruciprajāpati and Devahūti by Kardamaprajāpati and Prasūti to Dakṣprajāpati. Kapila, the mighty exponent of the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy and great ascetic was the son born to Kardama by Devahūti. Kapila taught his mother the world famous Kapila Śāstra, (Devibhāgavata, Aṣṭama Skandha) and when the teaching was over he bade farewell to her and took to forest life. And, his mother performed a yajña on the lines advised by her son, on the banks of river Sarasvatī. Because she took three baths daily her hairs became a mixture of black and blue in colour and she got emaciated due to fasting. She wore the bark of trees. Devahūti, who realised all the principles and the truth became blind to all external objects like gardens, maids, mansions etc. Thus immersed in meditation she in course of time attained siddhi (realisation). The particular spot on the banks of Sarasvatī where she attained Siddhi is called Siddhapada.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Devahūtī (देवहूती).—A daughter of Svāyambhuva Manu, and sister of Priyavrata and Uttānapāda; wife of Kardama and mother of Kapila;1 heard of Kardama's greatness from Nārada and fixed her mind on him; accepted by Kardama; seeing her playing with balls in her mansion Viśvāvasu fell down in a fit of stupour; married Kardama with gifts from her parents; devoted herself to her husband's service like Pārvatī to Śiva; enjoyed his company in an aerial car well furnished with new cloths and ornaments after her bath in the sarasvatisaras, where she was attended by many maids; roamed in all lovely parks throughout the earth. After a hundred years of enjoyment Devahūtī gave birth to nine daughters at a time, when Kardama told her of his departure for yoga; Devahūtī requested means for protection of herself and the new-born ones; was told that Viṣṇu would be born in her womb and he would bring comfort to her. Soon she gave birth to Lord Kapila when Brahmā and other seers called on Kardama. After they left, Kardama got his daughters married, and after praising Kapila, and with his permission he went away for penance. Heard all relating to the sāṅkhya śāstra from Kapila and spoke in praise of him. Following the path prescribed by Kapila she attained nirvāṇa. The place where she attained siddhi became known as śiddhapada.2 From her, Hari manifested Himself for imparting dharma and jñāna.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 7. 3; III. 12. 27, 55-6; 21. 3; 22. 9; VIII. 1. 5.
  • 2) Ib. VIII. Chh. 22 to 24 (whole); 33. 1-31; IV. I. 1 and 10.
  • 3) Ib. VIII. 1. 5.

1b) The wife of Purūravas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 2. 16.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devahūti (देवहूति).—f.

1) invocation of the gods.

2) Name of a daughter of Manu Svāyambhuva and wife of Kardama.

Derivable forms: devahūtiḥ (देवहूतिः).

Devahūti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and hūti (हूति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devahūti (देवहूति).—f. 1. invocation of the gods, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 102, 7 = [Rigveda.] vii. 14, 1. 2. Deva-hūtī, the name of a spell, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 24, 31. 3. a proper name.

Devahūti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and hūti (हूति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devahūti (देवहूति).—[feminine] & devahūya [neuter] invocation of the gods.

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

1) Devahūti (देवहूति):—[=deva-hūti] [from deva] f. (va-) invocation of the gods, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc. (also , [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 24, 31])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Manu Svayam-bhū and wife of Kardama, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ii, 7, 3 etc.] (, [iii, 21, 3]).

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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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