Shraddhadeva, Śrāddhadeva, Shraddha-deva: 7 definitions

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Shraddhadeva 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 Śrāddhadeva can be transliterated into English as Sraddhadeva or Shraddhadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śrāddhadeva (श्राद्धदेव).—

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).

Śrāddhadeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śrāddha and deva (देव). See also (synonyms): śrāddhadevatā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śrāddhadeva (श्राद्धदेव).—m.

(-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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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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