Karttavirya, Kārttavīrya: 4 definitions



Karttavirya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Karttavirya in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kārttavīrya (कार्त्तवीर्य) or Arjuna or Kārttavīryārjuna was born as the son of Kṛtavīrya and was a king of the Haihaya dynasty.—Arjuna renowned as Kārttavīrya became the supreme lord of the earth comprising the Saptadvīpa (Seven Islands) by the merits of his penance. He got invincibility and thousand hands in battles, as boons. He performed ten thousand sacrifices all in conformity with the rules and regulations. To escape from loss of wealth one had only to remember his name. It was ordered that Kings other than Kārttavīrya, however great the extent of their might and prowess, and the number of sacrifices, offering of alms and penance done be, would not stand on a par with him.

Kārttavīrya had a hundred sons, of whom the most famous were Śūrasena, Śūra, Dhṛṣṭa, Kṛṣṇa, and Jayadhvaja. Jayadhvaja the most renowned of these five ruled in Avanti as King. Tālajaṅgha who had several sons, was born from Jayadhvaja. The family of the Haihayas was split into five. They were the Bhojas, the Avanti family, the Vītihotra family, the Svayaṃjātā family and the Śauṇḍikeya family. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 275)

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of karttavirya in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karttavirya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kārttavīrya (कार्त्तवीर्य).—m S (A celebrated hero, also called sahastrārjuna.) A name told over when a thing is lost or missed.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of karttavirya in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Karttavirya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārttavīrya (कार्त्तवीर्य) or Kārttavīryya.—m.

(-ryaḥ) 1. The name of a king, also called Arjuna, killed by Parasurama. 2. The name of one of the Jaina chacravartis or emperors of the world. E. kṛtavīrya the father of this prince, aṇ patronymic aff.

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

Kārttavīrya (कार्त्तवीर्य):—[kārtta-vīrya] (ryyaḥ) 1. m. Name of a king.

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.

Discover the meaning of karttavirya in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: