Kripasindhu, Kṛpāsindhu, Kripa-sindhu: 3 definitions


Kripasindhu 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 Kṛpāsindhu can be transliterated into English as Krpasindhu or Kripasindhu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kripasindhu in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṛpāsindhu (कृपासिन्धु) refers to an “ocean of mercy” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogised Śiva: “O great lord, lord of gods, O Śiva, the merciful, we seek refuge in you. Be sympathetic. Obeisance be to you. O lord, you are favourably disposed to your devotees, always carrying out their tasks. You are the uplifter of the distressed, and an ocean of mercy (kṛpāsindhu). You save us from all our miseries and distresses”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kripasindhu in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛpāsindhu (कृपासिन्धु).—extremely compassionate.

Derivable forms: kṛpāsindhuḥ (कृपासिन्धुः).

Kṛpāsindhu is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛpā and sindhu (सिन्धु). See also (synonyms): kṛpākara, kṛpāsāgara.

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

Kṛpāsindhu (कृपासिन्धु):—[=kṛpā-sindhu] [from kṛpā > kṛp] m. idem, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

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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 (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.

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