Devapatni: 9 definitions


Devapatni 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»] — Devapatni in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devapatnī (देवपत्नी) refers to the “wives of the Devas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.20. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O sage, thereafter becoming fearless, I concluded the remaining rites of the marriage at the bidding of Śiva. O excellent sage, a shower of flowers dropped by the devas with great pleasure fell on the heads of Śivā and Śiva and also on all their sides. O Nārada, great festivities were conducted by the wives of the Devas (Devapatnī). Musical instruments were played, songs were sung, Vedic hymns were recited devoutly by groups of Brahmins. The celestial damsels Rambhā and others danced zealously”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devapatni (देवपत्नि).—Wives of the Devas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 29.
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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»] — Devapatni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devapatnī (देवपत्नी).—f. (-tnī) 1. The wife of a deity. 2. Sweet potato. E. deva a deity, &c. and patnī wife.

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

Devapatnī (देवपत्नी).—f. the wife of a god, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 16, 6.

Devapatnī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and patnī (पत्नी).

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

Devapatnī (देवपत्नी).—[feminine] having a god as husband.

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

1) Devapatnī (देवपत्नी):—[=deva-patnī] [from deva] f. (va.) having a god as husband, the wife of a god, [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] sweet potato (= madhv-āluka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Devapatnī (देवपत्नी):—[deva-patnī] (tnī) 3. f. Wife of a deity; a sweet-potatoe.

[Sanskrit to German]

Devapatni 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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