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देवकी

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
देवकी  f. af. See below.
देवकी  f. bf.N. of a daughter of देवक (See above) who was wife of वसु-देव and mother of कृष्ण, [MBh.]; [Hariv.]; [Pur.] (identified with अ-दिति, [Hariv.]; with दाक्षायणी, [MatsyaP.])

देवकी [dēvakī]  N. N. of a daughter of Devaka and wife of Vasudeva and mother of Kṛiṣṇa. -Comp.
-नन्दनः, -पुत्रः, -मातृ  m. m.,
-सूनुः   epithets of Kṛiṣṇa.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
देवकी  f.  (-की) DEVAKĪ, the daughter of DEVAKA, wife of VĀSUDEVA, and mother of KRISHNA.
E. देवक, अञ् patronymic affix, fem. affix ङीष्; also with the vowel changed by the affix, दैवकी.

A dictionary, Marathi and English | mr  en |   | 
dēvakī f Business with gods and demons; raising, injecting, ejecting them &c.
dēvakī a Proceeding from the gods or demons; pertaining to divining, presaging, soothsaying, auguring. Ex. देवकी भाकीत, देवकी पीडा or बाधा or उपद्रव, देवकी कृत्य, देवकी चमत्कार. It is often used in conjunction with and distinction from राजकी, in like manner with अस्मानी & सुलतानी.

देवकी n.  देवक की कन्या एवं कृष्ण की माता । यह वसुदेव की पत्नी थी । इसके विवाह के समय आकाशवाणी हुई, ‘इसके अष्टम पुत्र के द्वारा मथुरा के कंस राजा का वध होगा’। इसलिये कंस ने इसे एवं इसके पति वसुदेव को करागृह में रखा । बाद में इसे कीर्तिमत्, सुषेष्ण भद्रसेन, ऋजु,संमर्दन, भद्र, बलराम तथा कृष्ण नामक आठ पुत्र हुएँ । कृष्णजन्म के बाद, उसे कंस से बचाने के लिये, कृष्ण को नंद के घर छोडने की सलाह इसने वसुदेव को दी थी । [पद्म. ब्र.१३] । बलराम तथा कृष्ण के पहले जन्मे हुएँ, इसके छः पुत्रों को कंस ने मार डाला । कृष्ण द्वारा कंसवध होने के बाद, देवकी तथा कृष्ण का मिलन हुआ । उसने देवकी की उसके मृत पुत्रों से भेट करवायी [भा.९.२४,१०.३,४४] । पूर्वजन्म में यह सुतपस् की पत्नी पृश्नि थी [भा.१०.३] । कृष्णनिर्याण की बात सुनते ही इसने अग्नि प्रवेश किया ।
देवकी II. n.  शैव्य की कन्या [ब्रह्म.२१२.४] । यह युधिष्ठिर की पत्नी थी । इसका पुत्र यौर्श्वय [म.आ.९०.८३]
देवकी III. n.  ऋषभदेव के वंश के उद्नीथ की पत्नी [भा.५.१५] । भांडारकर संहिता में देविका पाठभेद उपलब्ध है ।

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
DEVAKĪ   Mother of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
1) Genealogy.
Descended from Viṣṇu thus:--Brahmā -Atri--Candra--Budha--Purūravas--Āyus-- Nahuṣa--Yayāti--Yadu--Sahasrajit--Śatajit-- Hehaya--Dharman--Kuṇi--Bhadrasena--Dhanaka -Kṛtavīrya--Kārtavīryārjuna--Madhu--Vṛṣṇi-- Yudhājit--Śini--Satyaka--Sātyaki--Yuyudhāna-- Jaya--Kuṇi--Anamitra--Pṛśni--Citraratha-- Kukura--Vahni-- Vilomā--Kapotaromā--Tumburu--Dundubhi-- Daridra--Vasu--Nāhuka-- Āhuka--Devaka--Devāpa--Devakī. Devāpa had seven daughters, viz. Śrutadevā, Śāntidevā, Upadevā, Śrīdevā, Devarakṣitā, Sahadevā and Devakī. Devakī was married to Vasudeva. The statement that Devakī and Kaṁsa were sister and brother is not fully correct. Kaṁsa was the son of Ugrasena, the brother of Devaka. Devakī was the grand-daughter of Devaka. Certain Purāṇas refer to Devakī as the daughter of Devaka. According to them Kaṁsa and Devakī were children of the elder and the younger brothers respectively. According to the Agni Purāṇa Devakī was the niece of Kaṁsa. Thus it is equally correct to say that between Kaṁsa and Devakī there was brother-sister relationship as also uncle-niece relationship.
2) Devakī in previous birth.
Devakī in her previous birth was Aditi, the daughter of Dakṣa and wife of Kaśyapaprajāpati. (See Aditi, Parva 3).
3) Marriage and children.
Vasudeva, the Yādava married Devakī. Śrī Kṛṣṇa was their eighth child. Six sons of theirs born elder to Kṛṣṇa were killed by Kaṁsa. (See Kaṁsa, Para 2). The seventh child, from the very womb itself of Devakī was passed on to the womb of Rohiṇī, who was another wife of Vasudeva. Balabhadra was the child thus born to Rohiṇī. The eighth child was Kṛṣṇa. (For details see Kṛṣṇa, Para 3-8).
4) Other information relating to Devakī.
(1) Many Kṣatriya kings attended the svayaṁvara of Devakī. [Droṇa Parva, Chapter 144, Verse 9].
(2) Following Kṛṣṇa's giving up of his body and the destruction, due to mutual fights, of the Yādavas, Vasudeva, Rohiṇī and Devakī also gave up their lives. [Bhāgavata, Ekādaśa Skandha, Chapter 31, Verses 18, 19].
Note: 1. Devakī Rohiṇī caiva Vasudevastathā sutau / Krṣṇarāmāvapaśyantaḥ śokārtā vi jahuḥ smṛtim // Prāṇāṁśca vijahustatra bhagavadvirahāturāḥ.]


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