Kirtiman, Kīrtimān: 2 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).

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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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