Karta, Kartā, Kārtā: 12 definitions


Karta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kartā (कर्ता) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. His name can also be spelled as Kartāra. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Kartā) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kartā (कर्ता).—A Viśvadeva, (Śloka 35, Chapter 91, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kārtā (कार्ता).—A Sāmaga.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 191.
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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Karta [ಕಾರ್ಟ] in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) C.Jeffrey from the Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin) family having the following synonyms: Bryonia palmata, Zehneria erythrocarpa, Bryonopsis laciniosa. For the possible medicinal usage of karta, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kartā (कर्ता):—Implies for physician or synomymus of soul

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kartā (कर्ता).—m A door, agent. A maker. Au- thor. The subject of a verb.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Karta (कर्त).—a. Ved. Cutting.

-rtaḥ 1 A hole, cavity; यदि कर्तं पतित्वा संशश्रे (yadi kartaṃ patitvā saṃśaśre) Av.4.12.7.

2) Rending, tearing; गतो मुकुन्दं परिहृत्य कर्तम् (gato mukundaṃ parihṛtya kartam) Bhāgavata 11.5.41.

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

Karta (कर्त).—1. [masculine] division, distinction.

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Karta (कर्त).—2. [masculine] hole, cavity (cf. garta).

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

1) Karta (कर्त):—m. (√1. kṛt; a more recent form is 2. garta), a hole, cavity, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda iv, 12, 7; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc.

2) separation, distinction, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) a spindle (?), [Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra]([varia lectio]).

4) Kārta (कार्त):—1. kārta mfn. ([from] 1. kṛt), relating to or treating of the kṛt suffixes, [Pāṇini 4-3, 66; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

5) 2. kārta m. ([from] kṛta), Name of a son of Dharma-netra, [Harivaṃśa 1845]

6) a [patronymic] in the compound

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Karta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karta (ಕರ್ತ):—

1) [noun] one who does, performs, works; a doer.

2) [noun] the creator of the universe; the God.

3) [noun] a chief, leader or a prominent man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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