Devatva: 10 definitions

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Devatva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Devatva (देवत्व) refers to “(the attainment of) eternal divinity”, according to the Kālikāpurāṇa chapter 76.—Accordingly, after Śiva, the Lord (Bhagavat), had instructed Bhairava and Vetāla in the use of certain mantras.—“[...] Then whilst the two were immersed in meditation, engaged in repeating mantra and worshipping (the Goddess) who is the universe, bursting apart the Liṅga, she then became visible. [...] She who protects the world, the goddess Śivā, having thus said ‘success’ (siddhi) pressed the two nipples of her breasts and caused two streams of milk to flow. Then, O king, she made Vetāla and Bhairava drink the milk that had (thus) come forth and the two drank it. After they had drunk the milk they attained eternal divinity (devatva) and became immortal, free of old age, very powerful and auspicious. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devatva (देवत्व) refers to “godhood”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.28 (“Description of the fraudulent words of the Brahmacārin”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin): “[...]  With the threefold Energies, Śiva blesses those who worship Him always as the lord of Energies. Every individual soul becomes fearless and conquers death by worshipping Him. Hence His designation ‘the conqueror of death’ is famous in all the three worlds. Viṣṇu attains and retains his Viṣṇu-hood by His favour. Similarly Brahmā his Brahma-hood and the gods their godhood (devatva). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devatva (देवत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) 1. Divinity, the abstract attribute of divine being. 2. Identification with a deity, deification. E. deva a deity, and tva abstract affix; also with tal devatā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devatva (देवत्व).—[deva + tva], n. The state of deities, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 40.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devatva (देवत्व).—[neuter] divinity (only [abstract]).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devatva (देवत्व):—[=deva-tva] [from deva] n. godhead, divinity (cf. -tā), [Ṛg-veda; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devatva (देवत्व):—[deva-tva] (tvaṃ) 1. n. Divinity; deification.

[Sanskrit to German]

Devatva 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvatva (ದೇವತ್ವ):—[noun] the state or quality of being a god; divinity; godhood.

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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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