Vanadevata, aka: Vanadevatā, Vana-devata; 5 Definition(s)


Vanadevata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Vanadevata in Pali glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

vanadevatā : (f.) a forest deity.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vanadevatā refers to: forest deva S. IV, 302.

Note: vanadevatā is a Pali compound consisting of the words vana and devatā.

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

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vanadēvatā (वनदेवता).—f (S) A sylvan deity or wood-god, a faun.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vanadēvatā (वनदेवता).—f A sylvan deity, a faun.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

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Vanadevatā (वनदेवता).—a sylvan deity, a dryad; शुश्राव कुञ्जेषु यशः स्वमुच्चैरुद्गीयमानं वनदेवताभिः (śuśrāva kuñjeṣu yaśaḥ svamuccairudgīyamānaṃ vanadevatābhiḥ) R.2.12;9.52; Ś.4.5; अनुप्रयाता वनदेवताभ्यामदृश्यत स्थावरराजकन्या (anuprayātā vanadevatābhyāmadṛśyata sthāvararājakanyā) Ku.3.52;6.39.

Vanadevatā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and devatā (देवता).

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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