Devotthana, Dēvōtthāna, Devotthāna: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Devotthana in Purana glossary
Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Devotthāna (देवोत्थान) is the name of a ceremony that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Devotthāna or Deva Prasvāpana refers to the ceremony of making god Viṣṇu sleep occurs in the month of Āṣāḍha. Then follows the festival of Awakening which occurs after four months of the god’s slumber and spreads over five days of the bright half of Kārttika. It comprises these items:

Observance of vigil at night; awakening of Viṣṇu with songs, dances, musical concerts, dramatic performances, earth-decorations etc. and worship of Viṣṇu’s image with various sorts of eatables and cosmetics on the 11th of the bright half of Kārttika.

Bathing of the image on the 12th, in occordance with the procedure of the Pañcarātra, with butter, oil, honey, curds, milk, five products of cow, various sorts of cosmetics, perfumes and clays; making gift of golden pitchers full of leaves and flowers amidst sounds of musical instruments and professional singers; worship of the image with flowers, incense and eatable offerings; worship of the Bhāgavatas; performance of fire-sacrifice; worship of the Brāhmaṇas with clothes, ornaments, cows, horses, elephants and cash-money.

Honouring of actors, wrestlers and the Bhaṭṭas on the 13th; fast on the 14th and the 15th; worship of Janārdana, Kārttikeya, Khaḍga, Varuṇa and Hutāśana; throwing in water the lamp which was kept burning throughout the month of Kārttika; and the gift of a fish of sand with pearls substituted for its eyes and of a bull along with clothes and grains for Brāhmaṇas. Daily bath in the cold water of a river and avoidance of non-vegetarian meals is prescribed for all these five days.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Devotthana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvōtthāna (देवोत्थान).—n (S) The awaking and rising of viṣṇu on the 11th of kārttikaśuklapakṣa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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