Rupavacaradeva, aka: Rupavacara-deva, Rūpāvacaradeva; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Rupavacaradeva means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Rupavacharadeva.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Rupavacaradeva in Buddhism glossaries]

Rūpāvacaradeva (रूपावचरदेव) refers to the “eighteen gods of the form-realms” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128):

  1. brahmakāyika (the Brahma group),
  2. brahmapurohita (the ministers of Brahmā),
  3. brahmapārṣadya (Brahmā’s retinue),
  4. mahābrahmāṇa (great Brahmās),
  5. parīttābha (limited radiance),
  6. apramāṇābha (unbounded radiance),
  7. ābhāsvara (streaming radiance),
  8. parīttaśubha (limited beauty),
  9. śubhakṛtsna (refulgent beauty),
  10. anabhraka (cloudless),
  11. puṇyaprasava (the fruit of merit),
  12. bṛhatphala (great fruit),
  13. asaṃjñisattvā (unconscious beings).
  14. avṛha (steadfast),
  15. atapa (untroubled),
  16. sudṛśa (beautiful),
  17. sudarśana (clear-sighted),
  18. akaniṣṭha (the highest).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., rūpāvacara-deva). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Relevant definitions

Search found 1260 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Deva
1) Deva (देव) or Devāyu refers to “heavenly/celestial realms or states of existence” and r...
Vasudeva
Vāsudeva is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (130...
Devadeva
Devadeva (देवदेव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.15, XIV.8) and represents ...
Mahadeva
Mahādeva (महादेव) is the name of a deity who received the Makuṭāgama from Śiva through the mahā...
Vamadeva
Vāmadeva (वामदेव) is the name of a great hermit, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter ...
Devadatta
1) Devadatta (देवदत्त).—A famous brahmin boy whose story is described in the Kathāsaritsāgara.D...
Sahadeva
Sahadēva is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (130...
Baladeva
Baladeva (बलदेव) refers to a deity that was once worshipped in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) accord...
Devadaru
Devadāru (देवदारु).—m., n. a species of pine; गङ्गाप्रवाहोक्षित- देवदारु (gaṅgāpravāhokṣita- de...
Devaduta
Devadūta (देवदूत).—A messenger of the Devas. When Dharmaputra refused to live in heaven without...
Kamadeva
Kāmadeva (कामदेव).—See under Kāma.
Naradeva
Naradeva (नरदेव).—a king; नरपतिहितकर्ता द्वेष्यतां याति लोके (narapatihitakartā dveṣyatāṃ yāti ...
Devasena
Devaṣeṇa (r. 455-480 CE) is a king from the Eastern Vākāṭakas (Nandivardhana branch) dynasty of...
Devasabha
Devasabha (देवसभ) is the friend of a village (nagara), as mentioned to the Kathāsaritsāgara, ch...
Devaraja
Devarāja (देवराज) is the unclde of Kṛṣṇadeva Tripāṭhin (1822 C.E.): the eldest son of Jayagopāl...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: