Devantaka, Devāntaka: 5 definitions


Devantaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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»] — Devantaka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devāntaka (देवान्तक).—A Rākṣasa, the son of Rudraketu. When the people of the three worlds could no longer stand his depredations Gaṇapati incarnated in Kaśyapa’s house and killed Devāntaka. (Padma Purāṇa, Sṛṣṭi Khaṇḍa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devāntaka (देवान्तक).—A son of Kālanemi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 80.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Devāntaka (देवान्तक):—[from deva] m. Name of a Rakṣas, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of a Daitya, [Gaṇeśa-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Devantaka 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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