Karirata, Karin-rata: 2 definitions


Karirata 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karirata (करिरत).—A kind of posture in sexual enjoyment; भूगत- स्तनभुजास्यमस्तकामुन्नतस्फिजमधोमुखीं स्त्रियम् । क्रामति स्वकरकृष्ट- मेहने नागरैः करिरतं तदुच्यते ॥ इति रतिरहस्ये (bhūgata- stanabhujāsyamastakāmunnatasphijamadhomukhīṃ striyam | krāmati svakarakṛṣṭa- mehane nāgaraiḥ karirataṃ taducyate || iti ratirahasye); cf. Kirātārjunīya 5.23. com.

Derivable forms: kariratam (करिरतम्).

Karirata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karin and rata (रत).

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

Karirata (करिरत):—[=kari-rata] [from kari > kara] n. ‘elephant’s coitus’, a kind of coitus, [Kirātārjunīya v, 23.]

context information

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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