Kartavirya, Kārtavīrya: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kārtavīrya (कार्तवीर्य) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VIII.4.52, XIII.116.65, XIII.115) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kārtavīrya) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kārtavīrya (कार्तवीर्य) is one of the three sons of Kṛtavīrya and the grandson of Dhanaka, according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, [...] Dhanaka was the son of Dharmanetra and his son was Kṛtavīrya, who had three sons—Kārtavīrya, Kṛtāgni and Kṛtavarman. Of these three, Kārtavīrya had hundred sons, amongst whom only five were very famous .They were Śūrasena and others. They worshipped Mahādeva and received boons from The Lord.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Kārtavīrya (कार्तवीर्य): A great warrior who defeated Ravana, King of Lanka.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kārtavīrya (कार्तवीर्य).—The son of Kṛtavīrya and king of the Haihayas, who ruled at Māhiṣmatī. [Having worshipped Dattāttreya, he obtained from him several boons, such as a thousand arms, a golden chariot that went wheresoever he willed it to go, the power of restraining wrong by justice, conquest of earth, invincibility by enemies &c.; (cf. R.6.39). According to the Vāyu Purāṇa he ruled justly and righteously for 85, years and offered 1, sacrifices. He was a contemporary of Rāvaṇa whom he once captured and confined like a beast in a corner of his city; cf. R.6.4. Kārtavīrya was slain by Paraśurāma for having carried off by violence the Kāmadhenu of his reversed father Jamadagni. Kārtavīrya is also known by the name Sahasrārjuna.]

Derivable forms: kārtavīryaḥ (कार्तवीर्यः).

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

Kārtavīrya (कार्तवीर्य).—i. e. kṛta-vīrya + a, patron. m. A name of the Arjuna killed by Paraśurāma, Mahābhārata 3, 141.

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

1) Kārtavīrya (कार्तवीर्य):—[from kārta] m. ‘son of Kṛta-vīrya’, Name of Arjuna (a prince of the Haihayas, killed by Paraśurāma), [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the Cakravartins (emperors of the world in Bhārata-varṣa), [Jaina literature]

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Kartavirya 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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