Devendra: 9 definitions
Devendra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Devendra (देवेन्द्र).—Name given to a work on grammar, presumably the same as जैनेद्र-शब्दानुशासन (jainedra-śabdānuśāsana) written by पूज्यपाद-देवनन्दिन् (pūjyapāda-devanandin). See जेनेन्द्रव्याकरण (jenendravyākaraṇa).
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Devendra (देवेन्द्र).—See Indra.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 269; IV. 12. 35; Matsya-purāṇa 146. 20; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 8. 26; 9. 16, 139.
1b) Gods of prime importance, of secondary importance; share in sacrifices; they are Gurus, Lords, Kings and Forefathers; protect the subjects.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 64. 21-23.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Google Books: Genealogy of the South Indian Deities
Devendra is the king of gods. The Devas bring their grievances before him. His conference hall is so big that not only the 330,000,000 gods, but also the many sages and the servants can all have places simultaneously.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Devendra (देवेन्द्र): King of the Gods.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Google Books: Vajrayogini
Devendra (देवेन्द्र) is another name for Indra: protector deity of the eastern cremation ground.—Indra is the king of the gods, also called Śakra (Śmaśānavidhi 4) and Devendra (Guhyasamayasādhanamālā). In the Śmaśānavidhi he is described mounted on his elephant, Airāvata. He is white and holds a vajra (left) and skull bowl (right); in Adbhutaśmaśānālaṃkāra he is said to hold a vajra (left), and make the threatening gesture, the tarjanīmudrā (right)
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Devendra (देवेन्द्र).—[masculine] lord of the gods (Indra).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Devendra (देवेन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Deveśvara.
2) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—guru of Rāmānanda (Kāśīkhaṇḍaṭīkā). Oxf. 72^a.
Devendra has the following synonyms: Rāmendravana.
3) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—Tyāgarājāṣṭaka. Burnell. 198^b.
4) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—Saṃgītamuktāvalī. Bik. 521. Burnell. 60^a.
5) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—pupil of Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī and Amarendramuni: Svānubhūtiprakāśa. Hall. p. 97.
6) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—son of Vāgbhaṭa: Kavikalpalatā.
Devendra has the following synonyms: Deveśvara.
7) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—guru of Rāmānanda (Kāśīkhaṇḍaṭīkā). Oxf. 72^a.
Devendra has the following synonyms: Rāmendravana.
8) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—guru of Brahmendra Sarasvatī (Advaitāmṛta).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Devendra (देवेन्द्र):—[from deva] m. ‘chief of the g°’, Name of Indra or Śiva, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Devendra suri, Devendrabuddhi, Devendracala, Devendrachala, Devendrachuda, Devendracuda, Devendragarbha, Devendrakirtideva, Devendraraja, Devendrasamaya, Devendrashrama, Devendrasuri, Devendravarman.
Full-text (+39): Kavikalpalata, Devendrasuri, Devendrasamaya, Devendrakirtideva, Devendrabuddhi, Devendrashrama, Ramendravana, Vipashci, Samgitamuktavali, Mahadevendrasarasvati, Tyagarajashtaka, Svanubhutiprakasha, Amarendra sarasvati, Hemaprabha suri, Devendra suri, Nariya, Brahmendra sarasvati, Girvanendra sarasvati, Varatri, Indra.
Search found 25 books and stories containing Devendra; (plurals include: Devendras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 38 - Vaivasvata Manvantara: the Mārīca creation < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 29 - Cycle of Yugas: characteristics of Yugas < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 7 - Different dynasties enumerated < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 136 - The Greatness of Ahalyā Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 23 - The Greatness of Akṣaya Tṛtīyā < [Section 7 - Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 8 - Curse to Devendra < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Alavely < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Appendix: Temples or parts thereof built and miscellaneous facts < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Melakkadambur < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]