Devapura, aka: Deva-pura; 5 Definition(s)
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
See Devanagara.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
India history and geogprahy
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).Source: archive.org: Siva Purana (history)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
devapura : (nt.) the celestial city.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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.
Devapurā (देवपुरा).—(v.l. °ra, nt.), n. of the capital of the former Buddha Sudarśana: Mv iii.235.18; 236.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-pūḥ) The capital of Indra. E. deva a god, and pur a city.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 23 - The destruction of Dakṣa’s sacrifice (4): Śiva’s Fury < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 18 - Śiva’s Eleven Incarnations < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 29 - The previous birth of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 40 - Śatrughna Resolves to Fight Against Vīramaṇi < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 46 - Vīramaṇi Surrenders the Horse to Śrī Rāma < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 39 - The Seizure of the Horse by Vīramaṇi’s Son < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)