Kiriti, Kirīṭī, Kiriṭi: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kirīṭī (किरीटी).—A warrior of Skanda deva. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 71).

2) Kirīṭī (किरीटी).—A synonym of Arjuna. (See under Arjuna).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kirīṭī (किरीटी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.66, IX.44.89) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kirīṭī) 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

Kiriṭī (किरिटी) (Kirīṭī?) refers to one of the various Gaṇas (Śiva’s associates), according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the text refers the leaders of the Gaṇas who attended the marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī. They are [viz., Kiriṭī] [...]. The text further describes that after the marriage of the divine pair, the Lord went to Kailāsa for sport. There he played with various Gaṇas of different forms.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kirīṭī (किरीटी) refers to a type of mask (pratiśiras) or crown, prescribed for the superior gods, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Kiriti [കിരിതീ] in the Malayalam language is the name of a plant identified with Maesa indica (Roxb.) A. DC. from the Primulaceae (Primrose) family having the following synonyms: Baeobotrys indica, Maesa dubia, Maesa indica var. perrottetiana. For the possible medicinal usage of kiriti, 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.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kirīṭī (किरीटी) refers to a “crown”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That, O goddess, is said to be the subtle (form), now listen to the gross one. [...] The great conch (she holds) makes her proud and the beauty of her crown enhances her beauty [i.e., kirīṭī-rūpa-śobhitā]. (She is) adorned with a garland of severed heads that extends from the soles of the feet up to (her) neck. She drips with the blood that flows (from the heads) and is fatigued by the weight of her (dangling) rocking hair. Very fierce, she destroys (the universe) by licking (it up). She has big teeth and a thin stomach. She has long (dangling) breasts and a large chest. Her furious form is (lean) without flesh. She has six faces and twelve arms and her back is slightly bent”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

One of the ten names assigned to Arjuna, the Hindu hero of the Mahabharata. Meaning of the name: "one who wears the celestial diadem, Kiriti, presented by Indra"

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kiriṭi (किरिटि).—The fruit of the marshy date tree.

Derivable forms: kiriṭiḥ (किरिटिः).

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

Kiriṭi (किरिटि).—n.

(-ṭiḥ) The fruit of the marshy date tree.

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

1) Kiriṭi (किरिटि):—[from kiriṭa] n. the fruit of the marshy date tree (Phoenix paludosa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Kirīṭī (किरीटी):—[from kirīṭa] f. Andropogon aciculatus, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kiriṭi (किरिटि):—(ṭiḥ) 2. n. The fruit of the marshy date tree.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kiriti 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

Kirīṭi (ಕಿರೀಟಿ):—

1) [noun] one who has worn or wears, a crown.

2) [noun] an epithet of Indra, the lord of gods.

3) [noun] an epithet of Arjuna, the famous hero in the epic Mahābhārata.

4) [noun] the passerine bird, blue jay of Corvidae family.

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Kīriti (ಕೀರಿತಿ):—[noun] = ಕೀರ್ತಿ [kirti].

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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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