Devikotta, Devīkoṭṭa: 5 definitions


Devikotta 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Devikotta in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Devīkoṭṭa (देवीकोट्ट) is the name of a Śāktapīṭha mentioned in the Kulārṇavatantra. The Kulārṇava-tantra is an important 11th century work for the Kaula school of Śāktism. It refers to eighteen such Śākta-pīṭhas (e.g. Devīkoṭṭa) which is defined as a sacred sanctuary of Devī located here on earth. According to legend, there are in total fifty-one such sanctuaries (pīṭha) on earth, created from the corresponding parts of Devī’s body,

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (tantric buddhism)

Devīkoṭṭa (देवीकोट्ट) [=Devīkoṭa] refers to a sacred sites and corresponds to “north Bengal”, according to the Abhyākaragupta’s commentary Āmnāyamañjarī on the Sampuṭatantra.—Abhyākaragupta lived from the 11th to the first quarter of the 12th century. He was probably born in Magadha and received his Tantric training in Bengal (ibid. 136). Chapter seventeen of the Sampuṭatantra refers to six sacred sites, namely, Koṅkaṇa (Western Ghats), Candradvīpa (southeast Bengal?), Aṭṭahāsa (Bengal), Devīkoṭṭa (north Bengal), Haridvāra (modern Hardvar), and Jālandhara (Himachal Pradesh). Apart from Koṅkaṇa, an important place for the Kubjikā tradition also, these places are in the north of India. As Bengal is especially favoured, this Tantra may have been composed there. Abhyākaragupta adds another eighteen places to make twenty-four.

Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayogini

Devīkoṭṭa (देवीकोट्ट) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) presided over by Laṅkeśvarī, according to the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala. She is also known as Devīkoṭa. Laṅkeśvarī is a deity situated in one of the six petals of the northern lotus, of which the presiding deity is kuleśvarī (presiding lady) named Locanā. The central deity of the vārāhyabhyudaya-maṇḍala is the twelve-armed Vajravarāhī.

Devīkoṭṭa is one of the twenty-four pīṭhas, or ‘sacred-site’ (six lotuses each having six petals), each corresponding with a part of the human body. Devīkoṭṭa is to be contemplated as situated in the eyes. Besides being associated with a bodily spot, each pīṭha represents an actual place of ancient India frequented particularly by advanced tantric practitioners

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devikotta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devīkoṭṭa (देवीकोट्ट).—m.

(-ṭṭaḥ) A town, the city of Vana, probably Devicotta, on the Coromandel coast. E. devī a name of Durga, and koṭṭa a house or abode.

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

Devīkoṭṭa (देवीकोट्ट):—[devī-koṭṭa] (ṭṭaḥ) 1. m. A town, Devicotta.

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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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