Devamidha, Devamīḍha: 6 definitions



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devamidha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Devamīḍha (देवमीढ):—Son of Kṛtaratha (son of Pratīpaka). He had a son named Viśruta. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.16)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devamīḍha (देवमीढ).—A reputed Yādava born in the family of Yadu, son of Yayāti. He was the grandfather of Vasudeva and father of King Śūrasena. (Droṇa Parva, Chapter 144, Verse 6).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Devamīḍha (देवमीढ).—Son of Kṛtaratha and father of Vibudha.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 27.

1b) The son of Kṛtiratha and father of Vistṛta (Vibudha, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 16; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 12.

1c) Alias Śūra (father of Śūra, Bhāgavata-purāṇa) the son of Hṛdīka, husband of Mārīṣā who gave birth to ten good sons, Vasudeva and others; had five daughters Pṛthā and others; gave Pṛthā in adoption to Kuntī, his friend who had no children.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 27-31.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devamidha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Devamīḍha (देवमीढ):—[=deva-mīḍha] [from deva] m. ([Viṣṇu-purāṇa] -ka) ‘god-begotten (?)’, Name of a Yādava and grandfather of Vasu-deva (cf. next), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] of a descendant of Nimi and Janaka, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Devamīḍha (देवमीढ):—(deva + mīḍha) m. Nomen proprium eines Yādava und Grossvaters des Vasudeva (vgl. devamīḍhuṣa) [Mahābhārata 7, 6030.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 24, 26.] eines Nachkommen des Nimi und Janaka und Sohnes des Kīrtiratha (Kṛttiratha, Krtaratha) [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 71, 10 (Gorresio 73, 9).] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 13, 16.]

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Devamīḍha (देवमीढ):—adj. von Regen befeuchtet: mahī [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 20, 7.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Devamīḍha (देवमीढ):——

1) Adj. vn Regen befeuchtet.

2) m. Nomen proprium zweier Männer (auch = devamīḍhuṣa)

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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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