Devasarga, aka: Deva-sarga; 2 Definition(s)

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Devasarga (देवसर्ग) or Sāttvikasarga or Ūrdhvasrotas refers to the “divine creation” (creation of divine beings) and represents the third of the nine classes of cosmic creation (sarga), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.15:—“[...] realising that it was not an aspirant (sādhaka) I began to ponder over the matter. Then the Sāttvikasarga otherwise known as Ūrdhvasrotas and Devasarga (divine creation) took shape. It was really charming. But considering that it too was not aspirant I meditated on my lord. [...] I cannot adequately describe the divisions and sub-divisions of all these types of creation (eg., Devasarga). [...]”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation

Devasarga (देवसर्ग).—Is Vaikṛta: different species: Gods, Pitṛs, Asuras, Gandharvas, Apsarasas, Siddhas, Yakṣas, Rākṣasas, Caraṇas, Bhūtas, Preta-piśācas, Vidhyādharas, Kinnaras, etc.1 The sixth sarga.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 10. 16, 26-8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 6. 63.
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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