Divaukasa: 8 definitions


Divaukasa 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Divaukasa in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Divaukasa (दिवौकस).—A class of deities of the Cākṣuṣa epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 24.
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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»] — Divaukasa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Divaukasa (दिवौकस).—m., [divaukas, -saḥ] 'inhabitant of the heaven', a god; Ś.7; R.3.19,47; दिविषद्वृन्दैः (diviṣadvṛndaiḥ) Gītagovinda 7.

Derivable forms: divaukasaḥ (दिवौकसः).

See also (synonyms): divokas, divaukas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Divaukasa (दिवौकस).—name of a yakṣa, attendant on Māndhātar: Divyāvadāna 211.5 ff.; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.68.13; 94.11.

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

Divaukasa (दिवौकस).—i. e. diva-okas + a, m. A deity, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 11884.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Divaukasa (दिवौकस):—[from diva > div] m. (= kas) a god, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Yakṣa, [Divyāvadāna]

[Sanskrit to German]

Divaukasa 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Divaukasa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Divaukasa (ದಿವೌಕಸ):—[noun] an inhabitant of the heaven; a god.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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