Upadeva, Upadevā: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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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

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-English 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.

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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. 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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