Devavrata, Devavrāta, Deva-vrata: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Devavrata (देवव्रत).—Bhīṣma (See Bhīṣma for details).
2) Devavrata (देवव्रत).—A brahmin who believed in yajñas. He once received without due regard and with indifference the tīrtha water given to him by a devotee of Kṛṣṇa after worship of the Lord, as a result of which, in the next birth, he was born as a bamboo stem. And, as he did, consciously or otherwise some good deeds Śrī Kṛṣṇa made a flute out of that bamboo stem, and Devavrata thus attained redemption. (Padma Purāṇa, Pātāla Khaṇḍa, Chapter 73).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
2) Devavrāta (देवव्रात).—The chief among the Brahmanas who in appreciation of the wood-cutter's charities renamed him Dvijavarma and his wife Śīlavatī; for this the wood-cutter had a town founded in the Brahmana's name, the Purohita who honoured him with a high status.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 7. 31, 37.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Devavrata (देवव्रत): The eighth child of Santanu and Ganga who in time mastered the art yielding arms and learned the Vedas and Vedanta as also the sciences known to Sukra was crowned Yuvaraja (heir apparent), but later vowed to celibacy and was known as Bhishma.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a religious observance, any religious vow.
2) the favourite food of the gods.
-taḥ an epithet of
Derivable forms: devavratam (देवव्रतम्).
Devavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ) 1. A worshipper of the gods. 2. A name of Bhishma. n.
(-taṃ) Any obligation or vow of a deity. E. deva a deity, and vrata religious obligation.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devavrata (देवव्रत).—adj. attached to the deities, pious, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 9, 1.
Devavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devavrata (देवव्रत).—1. [neuter] religious observance, also = [preceding]
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Devavrata (देवव्रत).—2. [adjective] devoted to the gods, pious, religious; [Epithet] of Bhīṣma & Skanda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Devavrata (देवव्रत):—[=deva-vrata] [from deva] n. any religious observation or vow, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] the favourite food of the g°, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xviii, 2]
3) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce Sāmans, [Sāma-vidhāna-brāhmaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] mfn. devoted to the g°, religious, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Bhīṣma, [Mahābhārata]
6) [v.s. ...] of Skanda, [Mṛcchakaṭikā iii, 14/15.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devavrata (देवव्रत):—[deva-vrata] (taḥ) 1. m. A worshipper; Bhīshma. n. Religious vow.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Devavrata (देवव्रत):—1. (deva + vrata) n.
1) religiöse Observanz [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 10, 5, 2, 10.] [LĀṬY. 9, 2, 17.] —
2) Lieblingsspeise der Götter: devavrataṃ vai ghṛtaṃ devavratenaiva devatā apyeti [Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa 18, 2.]
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Devavrata (देवव्रत):—2. (wie eben) adj. den Göttern ergeben, fromm; m. Beiname Bhīṣma’s [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 12.] [Mahābhārata 1, 3800. 6, 1948. 1970. 1973. 4938. 7, 2.] [Harivaṃśa 1824.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 9, 1. 2, 7, 44.] Kārttikeya’s [Mṛcchakaṭikā 47, 21.]
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Devavrata (देवव्रत):—1. n. Bez. verschiedener Sāman [SĀMAVIDH. BR. 2, 4, 3. 4.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Devavrata (देवव्रत):—1. n. —
1) religiöse Observanz. —
2) Lieblingsspeise der Götter. —
3) Name verschiedener Sāman.
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Devavrata (देवव्रत):—2. Adj. den Göttern ergeben , fromm ; m. Beiname Bhīṣma’s und Skanda's.
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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