Citrakrit, Citrakṛt, Citra-krit: 5 definitions


Citrakrit 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 Citrakṛt can be transliterated into English as Citrakrt or Citrakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrakrit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (C) next»] — Citrakrit in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Citrakṛt (चित्रकृत्):—Another name for Dharmasārathi (son of Śuci, who was a son of Śuddha). He had a son called Śāntaraja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.7.11-12)

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Citrakṛt (चित्रकृत्) refers to a “painter” who can be assigned the role of an assesor (prāśnika) of dramatic plays (nāṭaka) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 27. These assessors (eg., the citrakṛts) are to point out the faults of a dramatic performance (nāṭaka) as well as the merits of actors (nartaka) whenever a controversy (saṃgharṣa) arises among persons ignorant of the nāṭyaśāstra.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Citrakrit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Citrakṛt (चित्रकृत्).—a. astonishing, surprising. (-m.) a painter.

Citrakṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and kṛt (कृत्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Citrakṛt (चित्रकृत्).—m. (-kṛt) 1. A painter. 2. A tree, (Dalbergia ougieniensis.) E. citra, and kṛt what makes. citraṃ karoti kṛ-kvip .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Citrakṛt (चित्रकृत्):—[=citra-kṛt] [from citra > cit] mfn. astonishing, [Śatruṃjaya-māhātmya]

2) [v.s. ...] m. = -kara, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara v, 28; Subhāṣitāvali]

3) [v.s. ...] Dalbergia oujeinensis, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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