Krimidushta, Krimiduṣṭa, Krimi-dushta: 1 definition


Krimidushta 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 Krimiduṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Krimidusta or Krimidushta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Krimiduṣṭa (क्रिमिदुष्ट) refers to those Rudrākṣas which are “defiled by worms” and thus to be discarded, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] Six types of Rudrākṣas shall be discarded:—that which is defiled by worms [viz., Krimiduṣṭa], is cut and broken, has no thornlike protrusions, has cracks and is not circular”.

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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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