Kravyada, aka: Kravyāda, Kravya-ada; 8 Definition(s)


Kravyada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Kravyāda (क्रव्याद):—Sixth of the nine male deities, presiding over the Dūtīcakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. They originated from Ananta (presiding deity of the Dūtīcakra), who multiplies himself nine times. These nine deities divide themself each nine times, resulting in the eighty-one Dūtīs.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Kravyāda (क्रव्याद) are the vulture and other birds that eat raw flesh only, and also the peacock and others that eat both raw and cooked flesh. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 5.11)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kravyāda (क्रव्याद).—A particular group of the Manes or the deified ancestors that receive the souls of the deceased. Mention is made about the Kravyādas in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 269, Stanza 15.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kravyāda (क्रव्याद).—A class of Rurus (s.v.) in Mahāraurava hell.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 26. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

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kravyāda (क्रव्याद).—a S Carnivorous.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kravyāda (क्रव्याद).—a Carnivorous.

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

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Kravyāda (क्रव्याद).—m. eating raw flesh; Rv.1.16.9. Ms.5.131. (-m.)

1) a carnivorous animal, such as a tiger &c.; क्रव्याद्भ्यो बलिमिव निर्घृणः क्षिपामि (kravyādbhyo balimiva nirghṛṇaḥ kṣipāmi) U.1.49.

2) a demon, goblin; R.15.16.

Kravyāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kravya and ada (अद). See also (synonyms): kravyād, kravyabhuj.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kravyāda (क्रव्याद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) An eater of flesh or meat, carnivorus. m.

(-daḥ) 1. A goblin, a Rakshasa. 2. A lion. 3. A hawk. Funeral fire. E. See the preceding.

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