Devavati, Devavatī: 2 definitions

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Devavati 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Devavatī (देववती).—Daughter of the Gandharva called Maṇimaya. Sukeśa, the Rākṣasa married Devavatī, and three sons Mālyavān, Sumāli and Māli were born to them who lived as dependants of Rāvaṇa. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

2) Devavatī (देववती).—Sītā, wife of Rāma was Devavatī in her previous birth. (See Sītā for information for Devavatī’s death in fire and rebirth as Sītā).

3) Devavatī (देववती).—Daughter of the daitya called Mandāramālī. (See Viśvakarman, Para 2).

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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-English dictionary

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

Devavatī (देववती):—[=deva-vatī] [from deva-vat > deva] f. (vatī) Name of a daughter of the Gandharva Grāma-ṇī, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 3, 3. -2.]

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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. 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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