Devakshatra, Devakṣatra: 5 definitions



Devakshatra means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Devakṣatra can be transliterated into English as Devaksatra or Devakshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devakshatra in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र).—A king of the Yayāti dynasty. (Bhāgavata, Navama Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र).—The son of Devarāta and father of Madhu (Devana, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 45; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 43-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 44; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 42.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devakshatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र):—[=deva-kṣatra] [from deva] n. (va-k) domain of the gods, [Ṛg-veda v, 64, 7] (-kṣetra?)

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince (son of Deva-rāta), [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र):—1. (deva + kṣatra) n. göttliche Herrschaft: traṃ vā āyujaḥ stomāḥ [Kāṭhaka-Recension 33, 8.] traṃ vai stomaśca yajuśca [21, 11.]

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Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र):—2. (wie eben)

1) adj. unter göttlicher Herrschaft stehend [Ṛgveda 5, 64, 7.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten, eines Sohnes des Devarāta, [Harivaṃśa 1994.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 422.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 24, 5.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र):—1. n. göttliche Herrschaft , Götterreich [Ṛgveda (roth). 5,64,7] (vielleicht kṣetre zu lesen).

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Devakṣatra (देवक्षत्र):—2. m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten.

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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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