Upadeva, aka: Upadevā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Upadeva in Purana glossaries]

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

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

[Upadeva in Pali glossaries]

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

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

[Upadeva in Marathi glossaries]

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

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

[Upadeva in Sanskrit glossaries]

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

Derivable forms: upadevaḥ (उपदेवः).

See also (synonyms): upadevatā.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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