Vishvedeva, aka: Viśvedeva; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Viśvedeva can be transliterated into English as Visvedeva or Vishvedeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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Viśvedeva (विश्वेदेव) refers to a group of deities that was once worshipped in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Various groups of the deities like Ādityas, Vasus, Sādhyas, Viśvedevas and Maruts have their place in the pantheon of the Nīlamata but nothing significant is said about them.

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Viśvedeva (विश्वेदेव).—Dharmaputras: (see Viśvāndevas). Ten sons of Viśvā and Dharma: these are childless gods: wait on Indra; worshipped for gain of a kingdom.1 Fought with Paulomas in Devāsura war: gods of Vaivasvata epoch.2 Formed the sadas of Marutta's yajñas: blessed Jyāmagha with a son: sūktas sacred to;3 came with other gods to Dvārakā to ask Kṛṣṇa to go back to Vaikuṇṭha;4 Kratu, Dakṣa, Śrava, Satya, Kāla, Kāma, Muni, Purūravas, Ārdravasa, and Rocamāna are their names, live in Bhuvarloka;5 see Viśvas, ten in number, were Camasādhvaryavas for Soma's rājasūya;6 performed austerities in the Himālayas, and Pitṛs pleased with them blessed them; Brahmā gave them the first place of honour in the Śrāddha and the second to devas.7

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 6. 7; 7. 3; 10. 17; II. 3. 4; Matsya-purāṇa 171. 48; 217. 48; 246. 54; 247. 10; 5. 17; Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 23; 66. 31, 32; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 105; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 2-3; III. 3. 30; 8. 4; 10. 109; 15. 35.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 10. 34; 13. 4; Matsya-purāṇa 9. 29.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 28; 23. 39. 4. 4.
  • 4) Ib. XI. 6. 2.
  • 5) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 28; 20. 46.
  • 6) Matsya-purāṇa 17. 14 and 52; 23. 22; 203. 12.
  • 7) Vāyu-purāṇa 76. 3, 12-14; 106. 59.
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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Marathi-English dictionary

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viśvēdēva (विश्वेदेव).—m pl A class of deities or demigods residing in svarga. See under viśva.

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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