Devasthana, Devasthāna: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devasthana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devasthāna (देवस्थान).—General. A maharṣi, who was a friend of the Pāṇḍavas. Other information. (1) After the great war was over this muni visited Dharmaputra and induced him to perform yajñas.

Along with some other munis he gave spiritual advice to Dharmaputra and comforted him. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 37, Verse 27).

He was one of the munis, who visited Bhīṣma on his bed of arrows. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 47, Verse 5). (See full article at Story of Devasthāna from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Devasthāna (देवस्थान).—Heaven, etc. for varṇāśramis; eight places beginning with Brahmā and ending with Piśāca; here are aṇimā and seven other aiśvaryas; there are three guṇas pervading here—Satva, etc.; realised not by eyes, but by experience.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 102. 96-8.

1b) Paiśāca, Rākṣasa, Gāndharva, Kaubera, Aindra, Saumya, Prājāpatya, and Brāhma; a yogi must give up all these sthānas to attain the Brahmanhood.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 12. 39-42; 61. 170; 102. 96-8.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Devasthāna (देवस्थान).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.77, “At Devasthāna, Caitanya Mahāprabhu visited the temple of Lord Viṣṇu, and there He talked with the Vaiṣṇavas in the disciplic succession of Rāmānujācārya. These Vaiṣṇavas are known as Śrī Vaiṣṇavas”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devasthana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvasthāna (देवस्थान).—n (S) A hallowed or sacred place. 2 The revenue or the land which is dedicated to the support of the temple; or a tax to pay the building of one: also revenue or land assigned for the maintenance of any religious establishment.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Devasthāna (देवस्थान):—[=deva-sthāna] [from deva] m. Name of an ancient Ṛṣi, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] n. of 2 Sāmans (varuṇasya and bṛhad-deva-), [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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Devasthana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devasthana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvasthāna (ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ):—

1) [noun] a building, esp. one that is built as per the religious regulations, for the worship of a divinity or divinities the idols of which are installed therein; a temple.

2) [noun] ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನದ ಚಾವಡಿ [devasthanada cavadi] dēvasthānada cāvaḍi a temple administration office.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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