Devayatana, Devāyatana, Deva-ayatana: 9 definitions
Devayatana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geography
Dev-āyatana.—(EI 23), a temple; same as devakula. Note: dev-āyatana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Devāyatana (देवायतन).—a temple; Manusmṛti 4.46; न देवा- यतनं गच्छेत् कदाचिद् वाऽप्रदक्षिणम् । न पीडयेद् वा वस्त्राणि न देवा- यतनेष्वपि (na devā- yatanaṃ gacchet kadācid vā'pradakṣiṇam | na pīḍayed vā vastrāṇi na devā- yataneṣvapi) || Kūrma P.
Derivable forms: devāyatanam (देवायतनम्).
Devāyatana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and āyatana (आयतन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) A temple. E. deva, and āyatana abode.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devāyatana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and āyatana (आयतन).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devāyatana (देवायतन):—[from deva] n. ‘the dwelling of a god’, a temple, [Manu-smṛti etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devāyatana (देवायतन):—[devā+yatana] (naṃ) 1. n. A temple.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Dēvāyatana (ದೇವಾಯತನ):—[noun] = ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ [devasthana].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Dev, Deva, Ayatana.
Ends with: Jirnadevayatana.
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