Devapura, Deva-pura: 7 definitions

Introduction

Devapura means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Devanagara.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana (history)

Devapura (देवपुर), “city of the gods” is identical with Amarāvatī, the capital of Indra’s heaven, renowned for its greatness and splendour. It is situated somewhere in the vicinity of Meru. Also see chapter 23 of the Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

devapura : (nt.) the celestial city.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Devapura refers to: the city of the gods, heaven S.IV, 202; Vv 6430 (=Sudassana-mahānagara VvA.285); J.IV, 143;

Note: devapura is a Pali compound consisting of the words deva and pura.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Devapurā (देवपुरा).—(v.l. °ra, nt.), name of the capital of the former Buddha Sudarśana: Mahāvastu iii.235.18; 236.8.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devapura (देवपुर).—f.

(-pūḥ) The capital of Indra. E. deva a god, and pur a city.

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

1) Devapura (देवपुर):—[=deva-pura] [from deva] n. Indra’s residence, [Rāmāyaṇa v, 73, 8]

2) Devapurā (देवपुरा):—[=deva-purā] [from deva-pura > deva] f. divine fortress, [Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

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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. 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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