Kratvartha, Kratvārtha, Kratva-artha, Kratu-artha: 2 definitions



Kratvartha means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kratvartha in Mimamsa glossary
Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Kratvārtha (क्रत्वार्थ) refers to a secondary precept concerned with aiding or facilitating the primary puruṣārtha, e.g. “Take refuge in wisdom”. (Gita)

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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kratvartha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kratvartha (क्रत्वर्थ).—Something that is meant to subserve the purpose of the sacrifice (opp. puruṣārtha q. v.); पुरुषार्थे लक्षिते तद्विपरीतः क्रत्वर्थः इति क्रत्वर्थस्य लक्षणं सिद्धम् (puruṣārthe lakṣite tadviparītaḥ kratvarthaḥ iti kratvarthasya lakṣaṇaṃ siddham) | ŚB. on MS.4.1.2.

Derivable forms: kratvarthaḥ (क्रत्वर्थः).

Kratvartha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kratu and artha (अर्थ).

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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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