Devavrata, aka: Devavrāta, Deva-vrata; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1) Devavrata (देवव्रत).—A name of Bhīṣma (s.v.); knew the yoga power of Viṣṇu;1 son of Śantanu and Jāhnavī.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 9. 1; II. 7. 44.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 50. 45.

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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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.

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Devavrata (देवव्रत).—

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devavrata (देवव्रत).—m.

(-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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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