Devakarya, Dēvakārya, Devakārya, Deva-karya: 13 definitions

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Devakarya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Devakārya (देवकार्य) refers to the “affairs of the gods”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as the Devas said to the celestial forefathers (Pitṛs):—“[...] O ye forefathers, listen to our words with pleasure. If you desire that the affairs of the gods (i.e., devakārya) be fulfilled you must act accordingly soon. Uniting your eldest daughter Menā of auspicious features with Himācala, a great benefit will accrue to everyone. At every step, the miseries of the gods and those of yours as well can be reduced”.

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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»] — Devakarya in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Devakārya (देवकार्य) refers to “rituals towards the God”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3–18::—Accordingly, “[...] [And], O Goddess, [the Śivadharmadīkṣā] has two forms: in Śaiva scriptures the division of initiation is called that without the seed and that with the seed. [...] The sabījā is the opposite to this and is performed, O beautiful one, for those who are learned, endure extremes and are able bodied. By those the rituals towards the Guru, the God [i.e., devakārya] and the fire have to be performed with extreme devotion, since the desired fruit will not come about for them who don’t do [these rites]. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devakarya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvakārya (देवकार्य).—n (S) Worship of the Penates. 2 Any act of worship; a religious rite gen.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dēvakārya (देवकार्य).—n Worship of the Penates. Any act or worship.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Devakārya (देवकार्य).—

1) a religious act or rite, divine command; अनुष्ठितदेवकार्यम् (anuṣṭhitadevakāryam) R.12.13.

2) the worship of gods.

Derivable forms: devakāryam (देवकार्यम्).

Devakārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and kārya (कार्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devakārya (देवकार्य) or Devakāryya.—n.

(-ryaṃ) Worship of, or oblations to the gods. E. deva,, and kārya business.

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

Devakārya (देवकार्य).—n. an oblation to the deities, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 203.

Devakārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and kārya (कार्य).

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

Devakārya (देवकार्य).—[neuter] = devakarman, also divine command.

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

1) Devakārya (देवकार्य):—[=deva-kārya] [from deva] n. = -karman, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] any matter concerning the gods, divine command, [Raghuvaṃśa xii, 103.]

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

Devakārya (देवकार्य):—[deva-kārya] (ryyaṃ) 1. n. Worship.

[Sanskrit to German]

Devakarya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devakarya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvakārya (ದೇವಕಾರ್ಯ):—[noun] any religious service, vow etc., performed to propitiate a god.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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