Devayoni, Dēvayōni, Deva-yoni: 11 definitions


Devayoni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devayoni in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devayoni (देवयोनि) refers to “demons” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “[...] That great demon [i.e., Tāraka] was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...] Bringing the three worlds under his control, he declared Indra himself. He became the undisputed lord and ruled over them with perfect self-control. Dismissing the gods he installed demons [i.e., devayonidevayonissvakarmaṇi] in their places. Some gods he engaged in his personal service. O sage, the gods harassed by him, led by Indra, sought refuge in me. They were helpless and extremely agitated”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Devayoni (देवयोनि) refers to the “(ten-fold) divine source” (of phenomena), according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.23cd-33ab.—Accordingly, “[...] Whatever is visible or invisible to embodied beings in the three worlds is all, O goddess, certainly Kaula, the cause of union (with the absolute). O goddess, the ten-fold divine source (devayoni) (of phenomena, that is, the above nine and Kaula) is the fourfold womb (of the four kinds of living beings). They arise and dissolve away in Kaula. (All that) moves and is immobile, the triple world with (all) that moves and does not is born from Kula and comes from Akula. O beloved, that is said to be Kaula”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvayōni (देवयोनि).—m (S) An offspring of the gods; a demigod or a demon.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devayoni (देवयोनि).—

1) a superhuman being, a demigod; विद्याधरोऽप्सरोयक्षरक्षोगन्धर्वकिन्नराः । पिशाचो गुह्यकः सिद्धो भूतोऽमी देवयोनयः (vidyādharo'psaroyakṣarakṣogandharvakinnarāḥ | piśāco guhyakaḥ siddho bhūto'mī devayonayaḥ) || Ak.

2) a being of divine origin.

3) fuel used in kindling fire (f. also).

Derivable forms: devayoniḥ (देवयोनिः).

Devayoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and yoni (योनि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devayoni (देवयोनि).—m.

(-niḥ) A superhuman being, a demon or demigod. E. deva a deity, and yoni place of production.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devayoni (देवयोनि).—adj. of divine origin, [Devīmāhātmya, (ed. Poley.)] 5, 60.

Devayoni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and yoni (योनि).

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

1) Devayoni (देवयोनि):—[=deva-yoni] [from deva] mf. place or origin of a god, a d° birth-place, [Brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] the sacred wood used for kindling fire, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha i, 81 etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. of d° origin

4) [v.s. ...] m. a demi-god or demon, [Devī-māhātmya v, 60.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devayoni (देवयोनि):—[deva-yoni] (niḥ) 2. m. A superhuman being, demon, demigod.

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Devayoni in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dēvayōni (ದೇವಯೋನಿ):—[noun] any being belonging to the class of gods.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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