Devibhagavata, Devībhāgavata, Devi-bhagavata: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devibhagavata in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Devībhāgavata (देवीभागवत) or Devīpurāṇa or Devībhāgavatapurāṇa is mentioned as one of the eighteen Purāṇas according to the Śiva-purāṇa chapter 5.44: “where the stories of the goddess Durgā are mentioned, it is said to be Bhāgavata Purāṇa as well as Devīpurāṇa”.

According to Śaiva-purāṇa, the Śaivite Purāṇa Devībhāgavata, and not the Viṣṇuite Purāṇa ‘Mahābhāgavata’ belongs to the eighteen Purāṇas. See Winternitz ‘History of Indian Literature’ Vol 1 Pt. II PP. 486-87.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devībhāgavata (देवीभागवत).—The Śaivas venerate this book as one of the eighteen Purāṇas. But according to the Vaiṣṇavites, this is an authoritative book of a loftier level than the eighteen Purāṇas. (See under Purāṇa).

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devibhagavata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devībhāgavata (देवीभागवत).—Name of an Upapurāṇa.

Derivable forms: devībhāgavatam (देवीभागवतम्).

Devībhāgavata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms devī and bhāgavata (भागवत).

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Devibhagavata in German

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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.

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