Devisthana, Devīsthāna: 1 definition

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Devisthana 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Devīsthāna (देवीस्थान).—A holy place, dedicated to Śākaṃbharī Devī. It is stated in Mahābhārata (Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 13) that one who stays in this holy place and eats greens (cira or kira) for three days will get the fruits of eating greens for twelve years.

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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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