Devakuta, Deva-kuta, Devakūṭa, Devakūta, Devakuṭa: 5 definitions


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 and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Devakūṭa (देवकूट).—A mountain 18,000 miles in extent and 2000 miles in height. Devakūṭa is on the eastern side of Mahāmeru. There is another mountain called Jaṭhara near this mountain. (Devī Bhāgavata, Aṣṭama Skandha).

2) Devakūṭa (देवकूट).—A holy place. A dip in the sacred waters at this place is equal in its effects to that of an Aśvamedha yajña. Moreover the family of such persons also will prosper. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Verse 14).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Devakūṭa (देवकूट) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.122). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Devakūṭa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

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).

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devakuṭa (देवकुट).—a temple.

Derivable forms: devakuṭam (देवकुटम्).

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

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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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