Vaishvadevapuja, Vaiśvadevapūjā, Vaishvadeva-puja: 3 definitions



Vaishvadevapuja 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 Vaiśvadevapūjā can be transliterated into English as Vaisvadevapuja or Vaishvadevapuja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vaishvadevapuja in Purana glossary
Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Vaiśvadevapūjā (वैश्वदेवपूजा) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Vaiśvadevapūjā proceeds as folows: The worship of all the gods is to be performed when the conjunction of Vaiśvadeva constellation takes place in the end of the month of Āṣāḍha.

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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»] — Vaishvadevapuja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Vaiśvadevapūjā (वैश्वदेवपूजा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—W. p. 317.

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

Vaiśvadevapūjā (वैश्वदेवपूजा):—[=vaiśvadeva-pūjā] [from vaiśvadeva > vaiśva] f. Name of [work]

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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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