Krimibhojana, Kṛmibhojana, Krimi-bhojana: 6 definitions

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Krimibhojana 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.

The Sanskrit term Kṛmibhojana can be transliterated into English as Krmibhojana or Krimibhojana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛmibhojana (कृमिभोजन).—One of the twentyeight hells. (See Naraka under Kāla I).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Kṛmibhojana (कृमिभोजन).—One of 28 hells. He who eats without doing pañcayajña, and does not share his food with others, suffers in this, a pit of worms.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 26. 7 and 18.

2) Krimibhojana (क्रिमिभोजन).—A hell, to which go those that hate their fathers, Brāhmaṇas and Gods and those who speak ill of gems.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 6. 3 and 15.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Krimibhojana (क्रिमिभोजन) refers to one of the thirty hells (naraka) mentioned in the Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa 8.21 (on the narrative of hells). The hells are destinations where dead beings brought by messengers of Yama (the God of the Pitṛs), and get punished by him according to their karmas and faults.

The Devī-bhāgavata-purāṇa or Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam (mentioning Krimibhojana), is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, a type of Sanskrit literature containing cultural information on ancient India, religious/spiritual prescriptions and a range of topics concerning the various arts and sciences. The whole text is composed of 18,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 6th century.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛmibhojana (कृमिभोजन).—Name of a hell; Bhāg.5.26.7, 18.

Derivable forms: kṛmibhojanaḥ (कृमिभोजनः).

Kṛmibhojana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛmi and bhojana (भोजन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛmibhojana (कृमिभोजन).—I. adj. one who feeds upon worms, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 26, 18. Ii. m. the name of a hell, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 26, 7.

Kṛmibhojana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛmi and bhojana (भोजन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṛmibhojana (कृमिभोजन):—[=kṛmi-bhojana] [from kṛmi] mfn. feeding on worms, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a hell, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 26, 7 and 18.]

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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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