Kirtiman, Kīrtimat, Kirtimat, Kīrtimān: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Kīrtimān (कीर्तिमान्).—The first son born to Vasudeva and Devakī. As a celestial voice had warned Kaṃsa that the eighth son of Devakī would kill him he had ordered that every child born to her should be taken to him. Accordingly the first-born son of Devakī was taken to him, but was returned to the parents as Kaṃsa thought that he was not his enemy. He was brought up under the name Kīrtimān. Afterwards Nārada visited Kaṃsa and explained to him about his former birth, the object of Kṛṣṇa’s incarnation etc. This information so angered Kaṃsa that he got Vasudeva and Devakī chained in prison. Moreover he brought back the first-born son of Devakī and dashed him to death on a stone. Thus ended the life of Kīrtimān.

2) Kīrtimān (कीर्तिमान्).—Mahāviṣṇu mentally created a son called Virajas, and Kīrtimān was his son. A son called Kardama was born to Kīrtimān. (Śānti Parva, Chapter 59, Verse 90).

3) Kīrtimān (कीर्तिमान्).—A Viśvadeva (universal deva). (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 91, Verse 31).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kīrtimān (कीर्तिमान्) is the eldest son of king Anaraṇya, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, after king Anaraṇya was advised: “[...] Anaraṇya went to the forest, performed great penance, and worshipped Śiva with devotion. In the end, he attained Śivaloka free from all ailments. The eldest son of the king, Kīrtimān, virtuously ruled over the kingdom and tended the subjects like his own children”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kīrtimat (कीर्तिमत्).—The first son of Vasudeva and Devakī. He was not killed by Kaṃsā when Vasudeva brought the child to him; of the Rohiṇi family. (Killed by Kaṃsā, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 1. 57-60; IX. 24. 54; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 174; Matsya-purāṇa 46. 13; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 168; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 15. 26, 27.

1b) A son of Uttānapāda.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 89; Matsya-purāṇa 4. 35; Vāyu-purāṇa 62. 76.

1c) A son of Śaṭha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 170.

1d) A son of Aṅgiras; wife Dhenukā; sons, Cariṣṇu and Dhṛtimān.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 15, 17; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 18.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

kīrtimān (कीर्तिमान्) [-vān-vanta, -वान्-वंत].—a Renowned, famous.

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

1) Kīrtimat (कीर्तिमत्):—[=kīrti-mat] [from kīrti > kīrt] mfn. praised, famous, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of one of the Viśve Devās, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4356]

3) [v.s. ...] of a son of Uttāna-pāda and Sūnṛtā, [Harivaṃśa 62]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Vasu-deva and Devakī, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 24, 53; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a son of Aṅgiras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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