Devarupa, aka: Devarūpa, Devarūpā, Deva-rupa; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Devarūpā (देवरूपा) is the name of one of those Apsaras obtained by Naravāhanadatta by the favour of Viṣṇu, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 54. Accordingly, “... when all said this, the king was pleased, and ordered a festival for his son on account of the favour which Viṣṇu had showed towards him. And he and his wives saw those Apsarases, his daughters-in-law, obtained by the favour of Viṣṇu, whom Gomukha brought to fall at his feet, Devarūpā, and Devarati, and Devamālā, and the fourth Devapriyā, whose names he inquired by the mouth of their maids”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Devarūpā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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devarūpa : (nt.) an image of a deity.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Devarūpa refers to: divine appearance or form PvA.92;

Note: devarūpa is a Pali compound consisting of the words deva and rūpa.

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