Devarshicarita, Devarṣicarita, Devarshi-carita: 2 definitions


Devarshicarita 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.

The Sanskrit term Devarṣicarita can be transliterated into English as Devarsicarita or Devarshicarita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Devarshicharita.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devarshicarita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devarṣicarita (देवर्षिचरित) refers to the “conduct of that celestial sages”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as the seven Sages said (with false words) to Pārvatī: “O daughter of the mountain, although you are wise and intelligent, you are not able to see through the conduct of that celestial sage [i.e., devarṣicaritacaritaṃ ... devarṣeḥ] who professes to be a great scholar but who is cruel-minded. Nārada is a quibbler. He misleads others. If his words are paid heed to, you stand to lose in every respect. [...]”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Devarshicarita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devarṣicarita (देवर्षिचरित):—[=deva-rṣi-carita] [from deva-rṣi > deva] n. the deeds of d° sages, [Mahābhārata xii, 7663]

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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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