Devaviti, Devavītī, Devavīti, Deva-viti: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devavīti (देववीति).—Daughter-in-law of king Agnīdhra. Pūrvacitti, the apsarā woman was the king’s wife and they had nine sons called Nābhi, Kiṃpuruṣa, Hari, Ilāvṛta, Ramuka, Hirañjaya, Kuru, Bhadrāśva and Ketumāla, and these sons married the following daughters of Meru, viz. Merudevī, Pratirūpā, Ugradaṃṣṭrī, Latā, Ramyā, Syāmā, Nārī, Bhadrā and Devavīti. Thus Devavīti became the wife of Ketumāla. (Bhāgavata, Pañcama Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devavītī (देववीती).—A daughter of Meru and queen of Ketumālā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 2. 23.
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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devavīti (देववीति).—food of the gods.

Derivable forms: devavītiḥ (देववीतिः).

Devavīti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and vīti (वीति).

context information

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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