Devalaka: 10 definitions
Devalaka 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Devalaka (देवलक).—People living in mleccha regions and ineligible for śrāddhā purposes.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 16. 15.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Devalaka (देवलक) is a title given to that section of the staff of Śiva temples who receive a salary.—The people of the temple can be categorized based on whether they draw a salary for their services. Those who do are called Devalaka. These include the housekeeping staff. The nature of service of the Ādiśaiva Ācārya and Arcaka makes it difficult to establish a salary mode of remuneration. The spirit behind remunerating the Ācārya as recommended in the Āgama is one of honouring and making happy rather than payment for services.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Devalaka (देवलक).—An attendant upon an idol; see the preceding word; द्रव्यं देवलका हरन्त्यचकिताः (dravyaṃ devalakā harantyacakitāḥ) Viś. Guṇā.466.
Derivable forms: devalakaḥ (देवलकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) The attendant on an idol: see the preceding. E. kan added to devala .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devalaka (देवलक).—[deva + la + ka], m. A Brāhmaṇa of inferior order, who subsists upon the offerings made to the images which he attends, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 152.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devalaka (देवलक).—[masculine] attendant upon an idol (who carries it about and shows it).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devalaka (देवलक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Idem; Nārada or Ashtavakra.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dēvalaka (ದೇವಲಕ):—[noun] = ದೇವಲ - [devala -] 1.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Garuda Purana (abridged) (by Ernest Wood)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 67 - Mātali on Three Kinds of Sin < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 47 - The Birth of Garuḍa < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 207 - Eligibility (of Brāhmaṇas) for Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 159 - The Greatness of Anarakeśvara (anaraka-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)