Krishatva, Kṛśatva, Krisha-tva: 3 definitions


Krishatva 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 Kṛśatva can be transliterated into English as Krsatva or Krishatva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Krishatva in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Kṛśatva (कृशत्व) refers to “leanness (of the body)”, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra 67c-d-69a-b:—Accordingly, “When purification of the channels occurs, signs manifest externally on the Yogin’s body. I shall mention all of them; lightness of body, radiance, an increase in digestive fire and then leanness of the body (kṛśatvakṛśatvaṃ ca śarīrasya) should certainly arise”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishatva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛśatva (कृशत्व):—[=kṛśa-tva] [from kṛśa > kṛś] n. idem, [Suśruta; Pañcatantra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Krishatva in German

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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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