Devendra; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Devendra in Vyakarana glossaries]

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).

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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.

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[Devendra in Purana glossaries]

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.
(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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Devendra in Hinduism glossaries]

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): Google Books: Genealogy of the South Indian Deities

Devendra (देवेन्‍द्र): King of the Gods.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

In Buddhism

(Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

[Devendra in Tibetan Buddhism glossaries]

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)

(Source): Google Books: Vajrayogini
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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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