Devayuga, Deva-yuga: 5 definitions

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Devayuga means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Devayuga (देवयुग).—Ten in number.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 131
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devayuga (देवयुग).—and

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

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

Devayuga (देवयुग).—[neuter] the age of the gods, i.e. the first age of the world.

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

1) Devayuga (देवयुग):—[=deva-yuga] [from deva] n. ‘the age of the gods’, the first age of the world (= kṛta), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] any age or period of the gods comprising the 4 ages of mankind, [Monier-Williams’ 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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