Kuladevata, Kuladevatā, Kula-devata: 6 definitions

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Kuladevata means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kuladevatā (कुलदेवता) is another name (synonym) for Kuladeva, one of the four classes of Gods (devas) according to Somasena in his Traivarṇikācāra. Somasena was a follower of the Digambara tradition and flourished in the 16th century. The Kuladevatās refer to divinities worshipped by families.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kuladēvatā (कुलदेवता).—f (S) kuladaivata n S kuladaivatva n S The tutelar divinity (god or goddess) of a race or tribe.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kuladēvatā (कुलदेवता).—f-daivata n The tutelar divinity of a race.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuladevatā (कुलदेवता).—a tutelary deity; the guardian deity of a family; तामर्चिताभ्यः कुलदेवताभ्यः कुलप्रतिष्ठां प्रणमय्य माता (tāmarcitābhyaḥ kuladevatābhyaḥ kulapratiṣṭhāṃ praṇamayya mātā) Ku.7.27.

Kuladevatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and devatā (देवता).

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

Kuladevatā (कुलदेवता).—f. a chief deity, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 7, 27.

Kuladevatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and devatā (देवता).

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

1) Kuladevatā (कुलदेवता):—[=kula-devatā] [from kula] f. the family deity, [Kumāra-sambhava vii, 27; Viṣṇu-purāṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] = -devī Name of Durgā, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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. 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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