Devalaya, aka: Deva-alaya, Devālaya; 4 Definition(s)
Devalaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Devālaya (देवालय) refers to a “temple”, and in a broader sense represents “devotional place” or “residence of God”. It is one of commonly used names for a temple, as found in Vāstuśāstra literature such the Mayamata and the Mānasāra.(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 23. 95; Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 85.
- 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 24. 41; 27. 11; IV. 38. 57; Matsya-purāṇa 96. 25; 257. 6.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
dēvālaya (देवालय).—n (S) An idol-house.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dēvālaya (देवालय).—n A pagoda, a temple.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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The Temple Complex < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Temples in Polonnaruva < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
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Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Appendix II - Quelqes Observations Sur Le Rituel Hindou < [Appendices]
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