Devanika, Devānīka, Deva-anika: 8 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana
Devānīka (देवानीक):—Son of Kṣemadhanvā (son of Puṇḍarīka). He had a son named Anīha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.2)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Devānīka (देवानीक).—A king born in Śrī Rāma’s dynasty. (Solar). Kuśa was Śrī Rāma’s son, Aditi the son of Kusa, Niṣadha the son of Aditi, Nabhas Niṣadha’s son, Puṇḍarīka the son of Nabhas, Kṣemadhanvā the son of Puṇḍarika and Devānīka the son of Kṣemadhanvā. In the navama skandha of Bhāgavata it is said that Devānīka was the grandfather of Pāriyātra and father of Ṛkṣa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Devānīka (देवानीक).—A mountain in Kuśadvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 15.
1b) A son of Kṣemadhanva and father of Anīha (Ahīnagu, Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa, Ahīnaka, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 203; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 53; Vāyu-purāṇa 88. 203; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 106.
1c) A son of (Dharma) Sāvarṇa Manu.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 84. Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 32.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Devānīka (देवानीक).—an army of celestials.
Derivable forms: devānīkam (देवानीकम्).
Devānīka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and anīka (अनीक).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devānīka (देवानीक).—[neuter] army of the gods.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Devānīka (देवानीक):—[from deva] n. an army of celestials, [Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king (son of Kṣemadhanvan), [Harivaṃśa; Raghuvaṃśa; Purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of a son of the 11th Manu, [Harivaṃśa]
4) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
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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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 12 - The Description of Ikṣvāku’s Race (concluded) < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Chapter 20 - Description of the remaining six Dvīpas < [Book 5 - Fifth Skandha]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXVIII - Genealogy of royal princes (solar race) < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 15 - An Account of Sagara (continued) < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 7 - An Account of Manvantaras < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)