Vishvadevas, Viśvadevas: 1 definition
Vishvadevas 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 Viśvadevas can be transliterated into English as Visvadevas or Vishvadevas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Viśvadevas (विश्वदेवस्).—A group of Devas. Dharmadeva married ten daughters of Dakṣa, Viśvā was one of them. Viśvadevas are the sons of Viśvā. The Sādhyas were born from Sādhyā, the Marutvans from Marutvatī, the Vasus from Vasū, the Bhānus from Bhānū and the Devas who boast about Muhūrta (auspicious moment) were born from Muhūrtā. Lambā gave birth to Ghoṣa and Yāmī to Nāgavīthī. (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa 1, Chapter 15).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vishvadevastut.
Full-text: Parshnikshema, Vaishvadeva, Marutvati, Paramakrodhi, Nishatha, Abhidyu, Sutasoma, Yaksha, Shankha, Shala, Sadhya, Ananta, Atri, Viduratha.
Search found 18 books and stories containing Vishvadevas, Viśvadevas, Visvadevas; (plurals include: Vishvadevases, Viśvadevases, Visvadevases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 14 - Brahma’s Creation < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 44 - Vishnu Promises Help to the Gods < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 20 - The Fruits of Yoga < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter XV - What Brahmans are to be entertained at Shraddhas < [Book III]
Chapter XV - Bharata relates the story of Ribhu and Nidagha < [Book II]
Chapter XIII - Of Shraddhas, or rites in honour of ancestors < [Book III]
Mimamsa interpretation of Vedic Injunctions (Vidhi) (by Shreebas Debnath)
Chapter 4.5 - Criteria of a Difference of Rite
Chapter 4.4 - Divisions of Subsidiary Actions and Subsidiary Matters
Chapter 4.2 - Six Proofs of Viniyogavidhi
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 6.52.9 < [Sukta 52]
Rig Veda 8.27.7 < [Sukta 27]