Devaputta, Deva-putta: 3 definitions

Introduction

Devaputta means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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

A city in India, fifteen leagues from Pataliputta. In it was the Sihakumbha Vihara.

It was the birthplace of Rupadevi and Kancanadevi.

At one time the Buddhas Bowl Relic was there and celebrations were held in its honour.

The king of Devaputta, in the time of Asoka, was also called Devaputta. Ras.i.25, 34, 80.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

devaputta : (m.) son of a god.

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

Devaputta refers to: “son of a god, ” a demi-god, a ministering god (cp. f. deva-dhītā), usually of Yakkhas, but also applied to the 4 archangels having charge of the higher world of the Yāmā devā (viz. Suyāma devaputta); the Tusitā d. (Santusita d.); the Nimmānaratī d. (Sunimmita d.); & the Paranimmitavasavattī d. (Vasavattī d.) D.I, 217 sq.; cp. J.I, 48.—D.II, 12, 14; S.I, 46 sq.; 216 sq.; IV, 280; A.I, 278; It.76; J.I, 59 (jarā-jajjara); IV, 100 (Dhamma d.); VI, 239 (Java d.); PvA.6, 9, 55, 92, 113 (Yakkho ti devaputto); Miln.23;

Note: devaputta is a Pali compound consisting of the words deva and putta.

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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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