Kridat, Krīḍat: 4 definitions
Kridat 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Krīḍat (क्रीडत्) (Cf. Krīḍantī) refers to “playing”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Placing her vessel in her hand, sealed with the Gesture of Space, She is the goddess (Nityā) in the Wheel of the Sky playing (there) with the Skyfarers within Emptiness. Her face the Void, she resides in the Void surrounded by accomplished yogis. Possessing a divine form, she wanders constantly in the six sacred seats and plays (there) [i.e., krīḍat]. Thus the great Śāmbhava form of Kujā has been described. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Krīḍat (क्रीडत्) refers to “being at play” (with beautiful, naked women), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 13.1-9, while describing the appearance and worship of Viṣṇu]—“Or, [the Mantrin] worships a very handsome, eight-armed, yellow Deva. He is naked, sits on a ram, and is unadorned He rests on one horn [of a sheep and] offer up a pile of wheel spokes, the hand... having the shape of a boy. [He is] constantly at play (krīḍat—nityaṃ krīḍantaṃ) with a flock of beautiful, naked women. [...]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Krīḍat (क्रीडत्).—mfn. (-ḍan-ḍantī-ḍat) Playing, gamboling, sporting. E. krīḍa and śatṛ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Krīḍat (क्रीडत्):—[from krīḍ] mfn. playing, sportive, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda etc.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kridatala.
Ends with: Akridat.
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