Upadeva, Upadevā: 11 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Updev.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Upadeva (उपदेव) refers to the “Gods of lower rank”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O great sage, after thus eulogising lord Śiva, I joined my palms in reverence and bent my head in humility. [...] The other gods too of delighted minds, the Siddhas, the sages and the Prajāpatis lauded Śiva joyously. Then the Gods of lower rank (i.e., Upadeva), Nāgas, and the Brahmins, the members of the assembly, bowed with devotion and eulogised Śiva severally”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Upadeva (उपदेव).—A King of the Pūru dynasty.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Upadeva (उपदेव).—A son of Devaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 22; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 130; Matsya-purāṇa 44. 72; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 10.

1b) A son of Akrūra and Ugrasenā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 113; Matsya-purāṇa 45. 31; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 17.

1c) A son of Manu Rudrasāvarṇi (Ṛtusāvarṇa) (Rudraputrasāvarṇi, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 13. 27; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 94; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 98; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 2. 36.

2) Upadevā (उपदेवा).—One of the seven daughters of Devaka and a queen of Vasudeva; mother of ten sons.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 23 and 51; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 131 and 162; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 130, 179; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 18.
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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Upadeva, (upa + deva, on use of upa in this meaning see upa 5) a secondary, lesser, minor god PvA. 136. (Page 142)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upadēva (उपदेव).—m S A subordinate or inferior deity, a demigod.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upadeva (उपदेव).—A minor or inferior god (as the Yakṣas, Gandharvas and Apsarasas).

Derivable forms: upadevaḥ (उपदेवः).

See also (synonyms): upadevatā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Upadeva (उपदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Mahimnaḥstavaṭīkā. Rādh. 25.

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

1) Upadeva (उपदेव):—[=upa-deva] m. an inferior or secondary deity (as a Yakṣa, Gandharva, Apsaras, etc.), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of several men, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] f(ā, ī). Name of a wife of Vasu-deva, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Upadeva (उपदेव):—(upa + deva)

1) m. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 2, 194,] [Scholiast] Nomen proprium ein Sohn Akrūra’s [Harivaṃśa 1919. 2087.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 435.] Devaka's [Harivaṃśa 2025.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 436.] —

2) f. Nomen proprium Gemahlin Vasudeva's [Harivaṃśa 1949.] eine Tochter Devaka's [2027.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 436.]

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Upadeva (उपदेव):—m. = upadevatā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 10, 7. 11, 8. 5, 16, 14. 6, 1, 33. 10, 35, 21.] f. ī [4, 10, 6.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Upadeva (उपदेव):——

1) m. — a) eine untergeordnete Gottheit. — b) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer [Viṣṇupurāṇa] —

2) f. ā und ī Nomen proprium einer Gemahlin Vasudeva's.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Upadeva (उपदेव) [Also spelled updev]:—([]) (nm) a demigod.

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