Devayuga, aka: Deva-yuga; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Devayuga (देवयुग).—Ten in number.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 131
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Devayuga (देवयुग).—

1) the first of the four ages of the world; also called कृतयुग, सनत्कुमारो भगवान् पुरा देवयुगे प्रभुः (kṛtayuga, sanatkumāro bhagavān purā devayuge prabhuḥ) Rām.1.11.11.

2) an age of the gods comprising four ages of men.

Derivable forms: devayugam (देवयुगम्).

Devayuga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and yuga (युग).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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