Dharmakrit, Dharmakṛt, Dharma-krit: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Dharmakṛt can be transliterated into English as Dharmakrt or Dharmakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dharmakrit in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dharmakṛt (धर्मकृत्) refers to “performing holy rites”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “The very old and venerable sage Pippalāda returned to his hermitage along with his wife Padmā and passed time in pleasure. He was not too much sensuous. He continued to perform his penance and holy rites (nija-dharmakṛt) in the forest and on the mountain. The daughter of Anaraṇya served the sage devoutly physically, mentally and verbally like Lakṣmī serving Viṣṇu. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dharmakrit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dharmakṛt (धर्मकृत्).—a. observing duty, acting justly. (-m.)

1) Name of Viṣṇu.

2) a pious man. धर्मा- धर्मविहीनोऽपि धर्ममर्यादास्थापनार्थं धर्ममेव करोतीति धर्मकृत् (dharmā- dharmavihīno'pi dharmamaryādāsthāpanārthaṃ dharmameva karotīti dharmakṛt) Bhāg.

Dharmakṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dharma and kṛt (कृत्).

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

1) Dharmakṛt (धर्मकृत्):—[=dharma-kṛt] [from dharma > dhara] a mfn. (2. See under 3. dharma) doing one’s duty, virtuous, [Mahābhārata]

2) [=dharma-kṛt] [from dharma > dhara] b m. maintainer of order (Indra), [Ṛg-veda viii.87, 1.2.]

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Dharmakrit in German

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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 (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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