Devakulya, aka: Devakulyā, Deva-kulya; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Devakulyā (देवकुल्या).—A daughter of Pūrṇiman and mother of Prastāva; having washed Viṣṇu's feet became a celestial river.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 14; V. 15. 6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Devakulyā (देवकुल्या) is the name of a river mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa that remains unidentified.—The Devakulyā has been mentioned along with the Vaitaraṇī and the Ṛṣikulyā in connection with the description of Gaṅgodbheda-tīrtha, but none of these three has yet been traced out in the vicinity of Beḍābrār which Stein identifies with Gaṅgodbheda tīrtha.

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study (history)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devakulya in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

Devakulyā (देवकुल्या).—the celestial Ganges.

Devakulyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and kulyā (कुल्या).

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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