Devakhata, Devakhāta, Deva-khata: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Devakhāta (देवखात) is a Sanskrit word referring to ditches and pools that are known to have been ‘dug by the gods’. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.203)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Devakhāta (देवखात) refers to a “cave” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains [viz., Devakhāta], jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devakhāta (देवखात).—

1) a natural hollow among mountains.

2) a natural pond or reservoir; Ms.4.23.

3) a pond near a temple. °बिल (bila) a cavern, chasm.

Derivable forms: devakhātam (देवखातम्).

Devakhāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and khāta (खात). See also (synonyms): devakhātaka.

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

Devakhāta (देवखात).—n.

(-taṃ) 1. A cave or hollow a midst mountains. 2. A natural pond or reservoir. E. deva a deity, and khāta dug; not the work of men.

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

Devakhāta (देवखात).—[adjective] hollow by nature (lit. dug by the gods).

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

1) Devakhāta (देवखात):—[=deva-khāta] [from deva] mfn. ‘dug by the g°’, hollow by nature

2) [v.s. ...] n. (m. [Scholiast or Commentator]) a natural pond or reservoir, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a cave or cavern, [Horace H. Wilson] (-ka n. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

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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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