Devaraj, Devarāj, Deva-raj: 7 definitions


Devaraj 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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Darśanārtha (दर्शनार्थ) refers to the “lord of the Gods”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...]  Whenever the lord of the gods (devarāj) wants to see Śiva he has to propitiate His gate-keepers, the ghosts etc., otherwise his crown becomes shattered by batons. Really Śiva is a great lord. He has no need for many attendants. What is it that cannot befall one who serves the auspicious-featured Śiva. What is deficient in that lord? Does Sadāśiva like me?”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devarāj (देवराज्).—

1) an epithet of Indra; Rām.7.6.6.

2) a king.

3) Name of Buddha.

Devarāj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and rāj (राज्). See also (synonyms): devarāja.

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

Devarāj (देवराज्).—m. epithet of Indra and Nahuṣa, Chr. 4, 20; Mahābhārata 13, 4788.

Devarāj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and rāj (राज्).

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

Devarāj (देवराज्).—[masculine] king of the gods, [Epithet] of Indra.

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

1) Devarāj (देवराज्):—[=deva-rāj] [from deva] m. ‘king of the gods’, Name of Indra, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of Nahuṣa, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4788 etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Devaraj 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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