Devamati: 7 definitions


Devamati 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devamati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devamati (देवमति).—A Sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 28.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Devamati in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Devamati (देवमति) is the wife of the Brāhman Candrasvāmin from Devakamalapura according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 56. Accordingly, “... there once lived in a town called Devakamalapura, belonging to the King Kamalavarman, an excellent Brāhman named Candrasvāmin. And that wise man had a wife [named Devamati] like himself, distinguished for modesty, and she was a worthy match for Sarasvatī and Lakṣmī”.

The story of Devamati and Candrasvāmin was narrated by Marubhūti in order to entertain the company of prince Naravāhanadatta.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Devamati, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvamati (देवमति).—a S Having the heart turned towards God or divine things, pious or religious.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Devamati (देवमति).—(1) name of a past cakravartin, whose wife was later reborn as the goddess Pramuditanayanajagadvi- rocanā: Gaṇḍavyūha 255.10; (2) name of a Buddha: Gaṇḍavyūha 284.15.

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

1) Devamati (देवमति):—[=deva-mati] [from deva] m. Name of a man, [Pravara texts]

2) [v.s. ...] f. of a woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Devamati 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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