Shraddhadeva, Śrāddhadeva, Shraddha-deva: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śrāddhadeva can be transliterated into English as Sraddhadeva or Shraddhadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Śrāddhadeva (श्राद्धदेव).—A tīrtha on the Sarasvatī.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 1. 22.
1b) A son of Niṣādajara.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 71. 120.
1c) (Manu: a son of Vivasvata and Samjñā: Seventh Manu (s.v.) Manu Vaivasvata. Satyavrata in previous birth.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 40; VIII. 13. 1 and 9; 24. 11; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 63. 215; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 30.
1d) Yama; the former birth of Gaveṣuṇa; a destroyer of Indra; father of Ekalavya.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 182.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a deity presiding over funeral rites.
2) an epithet of Yama.
3) a Viśvadeva q. v.
4) a Pitṛ or progenitor.
Derivable forms: śrāddhadevaḥ (श्राद्धदेवः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) 1. Yama. 2. A god presiding our funeral rites. 3. A Vishwadeva. E. śrāddha the funeral ceremony called Shradd'ha, and deva deity; as judge and monarch of the dead.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śraddhādeva (श्रद्धादेव).—[adjective] trusting in (a) god.
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Śrāddhadeva (श्राद्धदेव).—[masculine] the god of the funeral oblation (Manu or Yama Vaivasvata, also Vivasvant etc.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śraddhādeva (श्रद्धादेव):—[=śraddhā-deva] [from śraddhā > śrad] (śraddhā-) mfn. trusting in the deity, faithful, believing, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad] (cf. śrāddha-d).
2) Śrāddhadeva (श्राद्धदेव):—[=śrāddha-deva] [from śrāddha] m. any god presiding over Śr° rites ([especially] applied to Yama, lord of the dead, but also to his brother Manu Vaivasvata, who in a former mundane age was Manu Satya-vrata; also applied to Vivasvat himself, and even to Brāhmans), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śrāddhadeva (श्राद्धदेव):—[śrāddha-deva] (vaḥ) 1. m. Yama.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 29 - The incarnation of Śiva as Kṛṣṇadarśana < [Section 3 - Śatarudra-saṃhitā]
Chapter 40 - The power of the Manes (pitṛ) < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 39 - Kings of the solar race (sūryavaṃśa) < [Section 5 - Umā-Saṃhitā]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 9 - Account of the Sun’s Offspring < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 18 - An Account of Pitris < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 58 - The Procedure of Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 25 - Vairāgya (non-attachment) and Bhakti (devotion) < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
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