Devayu, Devāyu: 9 definitions
Devayu means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 8: Bondage of karmas
Devāyu (देवायु) or simply Deva refers to “heavenly/celestial realms or states of existence” and represents one of the four divisions of Āyu, or “life determining (karmas)”, which represents one of the eight types of Prakṛti-bandha (species bondage): one of the four kinds of bondage (bandha) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra chapter 8. Devāyu is also spelled as Devāyus. What is meant by life in heaven or heavenly life (deva-āyu)? The karmas rise of which causes the body of the living beings stay in heaven realm is life in heaven realm.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Pious, holy, virtuous.
2) Attending sacred festivals.
-yuḥ A god.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devayu (देवयु).—mfn. (-yuḥ-yuḥ-yu) 1. Pious, righteous, virtuous. 2. Frequenting holy festivals. m.
(-yuḥ) A deity. E. deva a deity, yā to go, Unadi affix ku .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devayu (देवयु).—([feminine] ū) loving the gods; religious, pious.
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Devayū (देवयू).—([feminine] ū) loving the gods; religious, pious.
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Devāyu (देवायु).—[adjective] = devayu, devayū.
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Devāyū (देवायू).—[adjective] = devayu, devayū.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Devayu (देवयु):—[from devaya > deva] mfn. devoted to the g°, pious, [Ṛg-veda]
2) Devāyu (देवायु):—[from devāya > deva] f. (only [accusative] sg. f. yuvam) = vayu, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Āraṇyaka]
3) Devāyū (देवायू):—[from devāya > deva] f. (only [accusative] sg. f. yuvam) = vayu, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Āraṇyaka]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devayu (देवयु):—[(yuḥ-yuḥ-yu) a.] Pious; frequenting festivals. m. A deity.
[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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dēvayu (ದೇವಯು):—[noun] a man who believes in god or gods; a theist.
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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Ends with: Adevayu.
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Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 8.10 - The four kinds of fe-determining karma (āyus) < [Chapter 8 - Bondage of Karmas]
Verse 6.21 - Right belief also leads to birth as a heavenly being (vaimānika-deva) < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Verse 6.20 - The nature of Life-Karmas (leading to birth as a celestial being) < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 5.34.5 < [Sukta 34]
Rig Veda 9.43.5 < [Sukta 43]
Rig Veda 9.56.1 < [Sukta 56]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Chapter V.c - Prabhācandra’s refutation of Bauddha and Sāṃkhya view of Karman < [Chapter V - Bondage and Liberation]