Kricchra, aka: Kṛcchra; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṛcchra can be transliterated into English as Krcchra or Kricchra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Krichchhra.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).—A mode of atonement for sins and crimes; prājāpatya, a form of it.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 227. 41-3, 52. Vāyu-purāṇa 18. 21.
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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kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).—n S A kind of religious penance. 2 Bodily pain. 3 (For mūtrakṛcchra) Strangury. kṛcchrēṅkarūna (dēṇēṃ, karaṇēṃ &c.) With reluctance; with much difficulty--giving, doing &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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Kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).—a. [cf. Uṇ2.21]

1) Causing trouble, painful; तथात्यजन्निमं देहं कृच्छ्राद् ग्राहाद्विमुच्यते (tathātyajannimaṃ dehaṃ kṛcchrād grāhādvimucyate) Ms.6.78.

2) Bad, miserable, evil.

3) Wicked, sinful.

4) Being in a difficult or painful situation.

-cchraḥ, -cchram 1 A difficulty, trouble, hardship, misery, calamity, danger; कृच्छ्रं महत्तीर्णः (kṛcchraṃ mahattīrṇaḥ) R.14.6;13.77.

2) Bodily mortification, penance, expiation; Ms.4.222;5.21;11.16.

3) Torment, torture.

4) A particular kind of religious penance (prājāpatya); कृच्छ्राणि चीर्त्वा च ततो यथ्क्तानि द्विजोत्तमैः (kṛcchrāṇi cīrtvā ca tato yathktāni dvijottamaiḥ) Mb.13. 1.64.

-cchraḥ Ischury.

-cchram Sin.

-cchram, kṛcchret, kṛcchrat ind. With great difficulty, painfully, miserably; लब्धं कृच्छ्रेण रक्ष्यते (labdhaṃ kṛcchreṇa rakṣyate) H.1.163.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).—mfn.

(-cchraḥ-cchrā-cchraṃ) 1. Attended with pain, painful. 2. Wicked, sinful. mn.

(-cchraḥ-cchraṃ) Bodily pain. Penance, expiation. 3. Sin. 4. difficulty, labour, trouble. 5. A kind of religious penance, according to some, the same as the Prajapatya: see prājāpatya; (according to others, as the Santapana: (see sāntapana.) E. kṛt to cut, rak Unadi affix, and cha substituted for the final.

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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