Devakuta, aka: Devakūṭa, Devakūta, Devakuṭa, Deva-kuta; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Devakuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana

[Devakuta in Purana glossaries]

Devakūṭa (देवकूट).—(Davaśaila, Vāyu-purāṇa). A mountain to the cast of Merumūla, full of Garuḍa birds.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 27; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 452; Vāyu-purāṇa 35. 8; 37. 28; 40. 1; 42, 21; 43. 12.
(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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Devakuta in Theravada glossaries]

1. Devakuta - The name of the Cetiyapabbata in the time of the Buddha Kakusandha. The Buddha visited it, and all the people of Ojadipa (as Ceylon was then called) paid him homage. Mhv.xv.63; Sp.i.86; Dpv.xv.38; xvii.14, 32.

2. Devakuta - A hill in India where Sumedha Buddha preached to a very large concourse (Bu.xii.9).

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Devakuta in Sanskrit glossaries]

Devakuṭa (देवकुट).—a temple.

Derivable forms: devakuṭam (देवकुटम्).

Devakuṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and kuṭa (कुट).

(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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