Devasharma, aka: Devaśarma; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Devaśarma can be transliterated into English as Devasarma or Devasharma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


1a) Devaśarma (देवशर्म).—A son of Śoṇāśva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 44. 79.

1b) A disciple of Rathitara (s.v.).*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 60. 66.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Devasharma (660-580 BCE) was the disciple of Dharmapala. He composed a commentary on Madhyamika Buddhism. He influenced King Salivahana to accept Buddhism.

(Source): The Chronological History of Buddhism

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