Karmakrit, Karmakṛt: 8 definitions


Karmakrit 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 Karmakṛt can be transliterated into English as Karmakrt or Karmakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Karmakṛt (कर्मकृत्) refers to “one who is the performer of all activities” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “[...] O great lord, your divine sports are incomprehensible. They bestow happiness on saintly men. Your nature is subservient to the devotees and you are under their control. You are the performer of all activities [i.e., karmakṛt]. O lord, you have come here because my fortune is in its ascendancy. You have been described as a bestower of favours to the distressed. You have put me under your patronage and protection. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Karmakrit in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Karmakṛt (कर्मकृत्) refers to “(being) produced by one’s karma”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “The Sādhaka is of two kinds. On the one hand, there is the śivadharmī, for whom the cosmic path is purified by Śaiva mantras and who is yoked to [particular] mantras that are to be mastered; he is knowledgeable, consecrated [to office], and devoted to the propitiation of mantras. This Śaiva Sādhaka is capable [of mastering] the threefold supernatural powers. The second [kind of Sādhaka] adheres to the mundane path and is devoted to the performance of good and meritorious works; desiring the fruits produced by [his] karma (karmakṛt), he abides solely [devoted to] meritorious [karma], free of the unmeritorious. [The Guru] should always perform the destruction of the unmeritorious portion [of the candidate’s karma] with mantras”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karmakrit in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmakṛt (कर्मकृत्).—i. e. karman -kṛ + t, m. A workman, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 90.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmakṛt (कर्मकृत्).—[adjective] doing work, active, skilful; [masculine] workman, servant.

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

1) Karmakṛt (कर्मकृत्):—[=karma-kṛt] [from karma > karman] mfn. performing any work, skilful in work, [Atharva-veda ii, 27, 6; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā iii, 47; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] etc. (cf. tīkṣṇa-k)

2) [v.s. ...] one who has done any work, [Pāṇini 3-2, 89]

3) [v.s. ...] m. (t) a servant, workman, labourer, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karmakṛt (कर्मकृत्):—(t) 5. m. A workman.

[Sanskrit to German]

Karmakrit 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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