Kravyadagni, Kravyādagni, Kravyada-agni, Kravyādāgni: 2 definitions


Kravyadagni 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kravyadagni in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kravyādagni (क्रव्यादग्नि).—A son of Kṣāma who consumes dead human beings.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 37; Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 35.
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Kravyadagni in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Kravyādāgni (क्रव्यादाग्नि, “The funeral fire”):—One of the five forms of Agni’s ritual fire. In this form of fire is lit on the funeral pyre and into which the body is offered as the final oblation.

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