Vrikadevi, Vṛkadevī: 2 definitions
Vrikadevi 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 Vṛkadevī can be transliterated into English as Vrkadevi or Vrikadevi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vṛkadevī (वृकदेवी).—One of the wives of Vasudeva and mother of Agāvaha (Avagāha, Matsya-purāṇa) and Nandaka.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 180; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 18; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 180.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vṛkadevī (वृकदेवी):—[=vṛka-devī] [from vṛka-deva > vṛka > vṛk] f. Name of a wife of V° (daughter of Devaka), [ib.; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 35 - Vasudeva’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 37 - An Account of Vabhru’s Family < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)