Pitrideva, Pitṛdeva, Pitri-deva: 6 definitions


Pitrideva 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.

The Sanskrit term Pitṛdeva can be transliterated into English as Pitrdeva or Pitrideva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Pitrideva in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Pitṛdeva (पितृदेव) is another name for Maghā, which refers to the 10th constellation, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the moon should pass to the south of Jyeṣṭha (the 18th constellation), Mūla (the 19th constellation) and the two Āṣāḍhas (20th and 21st constellations) she destroys seeds, creatures in water and forests; and there will also be fear from fire. If the moon should pass to the south of Viśākhā (the 16th constellation) and Anurādhā (the 17th constellation) she will bring on evil. If she should pass through the middle of Maghā (the 10th constellation) [i.e., pitṛdeva] or of Viśākhā (the 16th constellation) she will bring on prosperity”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pitrideva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitṛdeva (पितृदेव).—a.

1) worshipping a father.

2) relating to the worship of the Manes.

-vāḥ the divine Manes.

Pitṛdeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and deva (देव).

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

Pitṛdeva (पितृदेव).—1. [masculine] [plural] the Manes and the gods or the divine Manes.

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Pitṛdeva (पितृदेव).—2. [adjective] having the father as a god.

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

1) Pitṛdeva (पितृदेव):—[=pitṛ-deva] [from pitṛ] m. [plural] the P°s and the gods, [Manu-smṛti iii, 18]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] class of divine beings, [Rāmāyaṇa] (= kavyavāhanādayaḥ [Scholiast or Commentator])

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. worshipping a father, [Taittirīya-āraṇyaka]

4) [v.s. ...] connected with the P°s and the gods, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Pitrideva 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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