Devamani, Dēvamaṇi, Devamaṇi, Deva-mani: 11 definitions

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Devamani 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Devamaṇi (देवमणि) refers to a “particular curl of hair on the neck of a horse”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.58. The word [devamaṇi] is found in Vāsavadattā; in Yaśastilaka (chapter 2). Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa (Part III, 11.19) says “āvartastu nigālastho jñeyo devamaṇiḥ śubhaḥ”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Devamaṇi (देवमणि) is another name for Mahāmedā, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.25-27 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Devamaṇi and Mahāmedā, there are a total of eleven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvamaṇi (देवमणि).—m (S) pop. dēvamaṇa m A circle of hair on the hollow of the throat. One of the favorable marks of the horse. Pr. ēka dē0 bahāttara khōḍī lapavitō.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devamaṇi (देवमणि).—

1) the jewel of Viṣṇu called कौस्तुभ (kaustubha).

2) the sun.

3) a curl of hair on a horse's neck; आवर्तिनः शुभफल- प्रदशुक्तियुक्ताः संपन्नदेवमणयो भृतरन्ध्रभागाः (āvartinaḥ śubhaphala- pradaśuktiyuktāḥ saṃpannadevamaṇayo bhṛtarandhrabhāgāḥ) (aśvāḥ) Śi.5.4; N.1.58.

Derivable forms: devamaṇiḥ (देवमणिः).

Devamaṇi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and maṇi (मणि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devamaṇi (देवमणि).—m.

(-ṇiḥ) 1. A name of Siva. 2. The jewel of Krishna. 3. A twist of hair on a horse’s neck. E. deva a deity, maṇi a jewel.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devamaṇi (देवमणि).—[masculine] divine amulet, [especially] the jewel on Kṛṣṇa’s breast.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Devamaṇi (देवमणि):—[=deva-maṇi] [from deva] m. divine amulet, [Atharva-veda viii, 5, 20]

2) [v.s. ...] = [preceding] [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a twist of hair on a horse’s neck, [Śiśupāla-vadha v, 4 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a drug belonging to the Aṣṭa-varga (= mahāmedā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devamaṇi (देवमणि):—[deva-maṇi] (ṇiḥ) 2. m. A name of Shiva; the jewel of Krishna; a twist of hair on a horse’s neck.

[Sanskrit to German]

Devamani in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvamaṇi (ದೇವಮಣಿ):—[noun] (myth.) the supreme gem (Kaustubha), got while churning the cosmic ocean, which is worn on the chest by Viṣṇu.

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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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