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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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).

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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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