Kripacarya, Kṛpācārya: 2 definitions
Kripacarya 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 Kṛpācārya can be transliterated into English as Krpacarya or Kripacarya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Kripacharya.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Kṛpācārya (कृपाचार्य).—The son of Śaradvān. He was a brāhmaṇa by birth, but was inclined to the duties of a kṣatriya. He learned the Dhanur Veda from his father, and taught the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra and the sons of Pāṇḍu what he had learned from his father. Due to politics he took the side of Duryodhana during the battle of Kurukṣetra. He later became the teacher of Mahārāja Parīkṣit.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Kripācārya (क्रिपाचार्य): Aswathama's uncle who advocated a combined assault on Arjuna in battle as against Karna's boast that he could take him on single-handed.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verses 1.8-9 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Verses 1.37-38 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Verses 1.4-6 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 13 - Description of Future Manus < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 49 - Akrura’s Mission in Hastinapura < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 10 - Departure of Lord Krishna for Dvaraka < [Canto I - The Creation]
Nectar of Devotion (by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)