Devata Vagga, aka: Devatā-vagga; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Devata Vagga means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Devata Vagga in Theravada glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

1. Devata Vagga - The fourth chapter of the Chakka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. A.iii.329-44.

2. Devata Vagga - The seventh chapter of the same. A.iii.421-9.

3. Devata Vagga - The fourth chapter of the Sattaka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. A.iv.27-39.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Discover the meaning of devata vagga in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Devata Vagga in Pali glossary... « previous · [D] · next »

Devatā, (f.) (deva+tā, qualitative-abstr. suffix, like Lat. juventa, senecta, Goth. hauhipa, Ohg. fullida cp. Sk. pūrṇatā, bandhutā etc.) “condition or state of a deva, ” divinity; divine being, deity, fairy. The term comprises all beings which are otherwise styled devas, & a list of them given at Nd2 308 & based on the principle that any being who is worshipped (or to whom an offering is made or a gift given: de-vatā=yesaṃ deti, as is expressed in the conclusion “ye yesaṃ dakkhiṇeyyā te tesaṃ devatā”) is a devatā, comprises 5 groups of 5 kinds each, viz. (1) ascetics; (2) domestic animals (elephants, horses, cows, cocks, crows); (3) physical forces & elements (fire, stone etc.); (4) lower gods (: bhumma devā) (nāgā, suvaṇṇā, yakkhā, asurā, gandhabbā); (5) higher gods (: inhabitants of the devaloka proper) Mahārājā, Canda, Suriya, Inda, Brahmā), to which are added the 2 aspects of the sky-god as devadevatā & disā-devatā).—Another definition at VvA.21 simply states: devatā ti devaputto pi Brahmā pi devadhītā pi vuccati.—Among the var. deities the foll. are frequently mentioned: rukkha° tree-gods or dryads M.I, 306; J.I, 221; PvA.5; vatthu° earth gods (the four kings) Pv 41; PvA.17; vana° wood-nymphs M.I, 306; samudda° water-sprites J.II, 112 etc. etc. ‹-› D.I, 180 (mahiddhikā, pl.), 192; II, 8, 87, 139, 158; S.I, sq.; IV, 302; M.I, 245; II, 37; A.I, 64, 210, 211; II, 70 (sapubba°); III, 77 (bali-paṭiggāhikā), 287 (saddhāya samannāgatā); 309; IV, 302 sq., 390 (vippaṭisāriniyo); V, 331; Sn.45, 316, 458, 995, 1043; Dh.99; J.I, 59, 72, 223, 256; IV, 17, 474; Vv 163; Pv.II, 110; KhA 113, 117; PvA.44.

—ânubhāva divine power or majesty J.I, 168; —ânussati “remembrance of the gods, ” one of the 6 ânussatiṭṭhānāni, or subjects to be kept in mind D.III, 250, 280, cp. A.I, 211; Vism.197. —uposatha a day of devotion to the gods A.I, 211; —paribhoga fit to be enjoyed by gods J.II, 104; —bali an offering to the gods A.II, 68; —bhāva at PvA.110 read as devattabhāva (opp. petattabhāva). (Page 330)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of devata vagga in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 634 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Devata
Devaṭa (देवट).—mfn. (-ṭaḥ-ṭā-ṭaṃ) An artist, an artisan. E. div to sport, aṭan Unadi aff.--- OR...
Gramadevata
Grāma-devatā.—(EI 3; SII 2), a village divinity; cf. grāma- deva. Note: grāma-devatā is defined...
Ishtadevata
Iṣṭadeva (इष्टदेव).—a favourite god, one's tutelary deity. Derivable forms: iṣṭadevaḥ (इष्टदेवः...
Vanadevata
Vanadevatā (वनदेवता).—a sylvan deity, a dryad; शुश्राव कुञ्जेषु यशः स्वमुच्चैरुद्गीयमानं वनदेवत...
Devatayatana
Devatāyatana (देवतायतन).—n. (-naṃ) A temple. E. devatā, and āyatana dwelling.
Annadevata
Annadevatā (अन्नदेवता).—the deity supposed to preside over articles of food. Annadevatā is a Sa...
Kuladevata
kuladēvatā (कुलदेवता).—f-daivata n The tutelar divinity of a race.
Sthaladevata
Sthaladevatā (स्थलदेवता).—a local or rural deity. Sthaladevatā is a Sanskrit compound consistin...
Jaladevata
Jaladevatā (जलदेवता).—a naiad, water-nymph. Jaladevatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the...
Vagga
1) Vagga, 2 (adj. -nt.) (vi+agga, Sk. vyagra; opposed to samagga) dissociated, separated; inc...
Ganadevata
Gaṇadevatā (गणदेवता).—f. (-tā) A deity of a class, as an Aditya a Vasu, a Rudra, &c. E. gaṇ...
Dasradevata
Dasradevatā (दस्रदेवता).—f. (-tā) The lunar constellation Aswini. E. dasra a divine physician, ...
Uccadevata
Uccadevatā (उच्चदेवता).—f. (-tā) Time personified, Chronos. E. ucca high, and devatā divinity.
Shraddhadevata
Śrāddhadevatā (श्राद्धदेवता).—f. (-tā) A divinity presiding over obsequial rites, a Pitri or pr...
Yonidevata
Yonidevatā (योनिदेवता).—f. (-tā) The 11th Nakshatra or lunar asterism; also Purvaphalguni. E. y...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: