Devarata, aka: Devarāta, Deva-rata; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Devarāta (देवरात):—Son of Suketu (son of Nandivardhana). He had a son named Bṛhadratha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.14-15)

2) Devarāta (देवरात):—Another name for Śunaḥśepha (son of Ajīgarta). He was bought by Rohita (son of Hariścandra) as a second son for his father, to be used in a sacrifice. (see Bhāgavata-purāṇa 9.7.20-23, 9.16.30)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Devarāta (देवरात).—A king who flourished in Dharmaputra’s assembly. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 26). (See full article at Story of Devarāta from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Devarāta (देवरात).—(Śunaśśepha). General. A king of Mithilā. The kings of Mithilā were commonly called Janaka. Devarāta was called Devarāta Janaka. (See Janaka). Genealogy. From Viṣṇu descended thus:—Brahmā,-Bhṛgu—Cyavana—Ūrva—Ṛcīka—Devarāta (Śunaśśepha). (For details see Śunaśśepha).

3) Devarāta (देवरात).—A house-holder whose daughter Kalā was married by Śoṇa. Kalā was killed by Mārīca. Devarāta and Śoṇa along with Viśvāmitra went to Śivaloka in search of Kalā. As Kalā had, at the time of her death, uttered the word 'Hara' (Śiva) she had gone to Mount Kailāsa and was spending her days in the service of Pārvatī who, after making Kalā and Śoṇa participate in Somavāravrata sent them back to earth. (Padma Purāṇa, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Chapter 112).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Devarāta (देवरात).—A name of Sunasśepa as he was given back by the Gods to Viśvāmitra; (s.v.) father of Yājñavalkya; a Kauśika and a sage;1 a Brahmiṣṭha.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 16. 30, 32, 36; XII. 6. 64; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 117; III. 66. 67; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 95; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 37.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 145. 113; 198. 3.

1b) The son of Karambhi(a); (Karambhaka-br. p., vā. p.) and father of Devakṣa(e)tra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 5; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 44; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 42-3; Vāyu-purāṇa 95. 43; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 41-2.

1c) A son of Suketu; a great warrior.1 father of Bṛhadratha. (Bṛhaduktha.2 Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa).

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 8.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 5. 25. Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 14-15; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 64. 8.

1d) Father of Devaśrava.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 185.

1e) The kings after Devarāta—Sunasśepa: of Kauśikagotra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 70; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 98.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Devarata (देवर‍त): Father of Yajnavalkya, the gods had given him a great bow and neither gods, nor gandharvas, nor asuras, nor rākshsa, nor men had might to string that.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Devarāta (देवरात).—

1) an epithet of Parīkṣit.

2) a kind of swan or crane.

Derivable forms: devarātaḥ (देवरातः).

Devarāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and rāta (रात).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devarāta (देवरात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. A sort of crane. 2. The name of a king; also Parikshit.

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