Karttri, Karttṛ: 7 definitions


Karttri means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Karttṛ can be transliterated into English as Karttr or Karttri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ) refers to a “knife” and represents one of the items held in the right hand of Heruka: one of the main deities of the Herukamaṇḍala described in the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Heruka is positioned in the Lotus (padma) at the center; He is the origin of all heroes; He has 17 faces (with three eyes on each) and 76 arms [holding, for example, karttṛ]; He is half black and half green in color; He is dancing on a flaming sun placed on Bhairava and Kālarātrī.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ).—mfn. (-rttā-rttrī-rttṛ) 1. An agent, a doer, a maker, one who makes or does. 2. One who practises what he knows. m.

(-rttā) 1. A name of Brahma. 2. (In grammar,) The active noun, the nominative case. E. kṛ to do, and tṛc affix: it may also be read kartṛ.

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

Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ).—1. [masculine] destroyer.

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Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ).—2. [masculine] spinner.

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

1) Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ):—[from karta] 1. karttṛ mfn. one who cuts off

2) [v.s. ...] one who extinguishes, a destroyer, [Vīracarita]

3) Karttrī (कर्त्त्री):—[from karta] f. idem

4) Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ):—[from kartana] 2. karttṛ mfn. one who spins, a spinner, [Mahābhārata viii.]

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

Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ):—[(rttā-rttrī-rttṛ) a.] Acting, doing. m. Brahmā; an agent.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Karttṛ (कर्त्तृ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kaṭṭu, Kattu.

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Karttri 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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