Devaputra: 5 definitions


Devaputra 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Devaputra (देवपुत्र) or Devaputramāra refers to the “destroyer-god Māra” and represents one of the “four destroyers” (māra) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 80). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., devaputra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Devaputra.—(IE 8-2; EI 8, 21, 30), royal title of foreign origin; ‘the Son of Heaven’; title of certain Kuṣāṇa kings; same as Daivaputra. (LL), Buddhist; an angel. Note: devaputra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (D) next»] — Devaputra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Devaputra (देवपुत्र).—see deva.

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

Devaputra (देवपुत्र).—1. [masculine] the son of a god.

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Devaputra (देवपुत्र).—2. [adjective] having gods as children.

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

1) Devaputra (देवपुत्र):—[=deva-putra] [from deva] m. the son of a god, [Harivaṃśa] (also traka, [Kathāsaritsāgara])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. having gods as children (said of heaven and earth), [Ṛg-veda i, 106, 3; 159, 1 etc.]

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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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