Krishnacarya, Kṛṣṇācārya, Krishna-acarya: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇācārya can be transliterated into English as Krsnacarya or Krishnacarya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Krishnacharya.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayana
Kṛṣṇācārya or Kānhapa is the name of a mahāsiddha, of which eighty-four in total are recognized in Vajrayāna (tantric buddhism). His title is “the dark siddha”. He lived somewhere between the 8th and the 12th century AD.
These mahāsiddhas (eg., Kṛṣṇācārya) are defined according to the Abhayadatta Sri (possibly Abhayākaragupta) tradition. Its textual origin traces to the 11th century caturāsiti-siddha-pravṛtti, or “the lives of the eighty-four siddhas”, of which only Tibetan translations remains. Kṛṣṇācārya (and other Mahāsiddhas) are the ancient propounders of the textual tradition of tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Kṛṣṇācārya (कृष्णाचार्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—later Vidyānidhitīrtha, died in 1385. Bhr. p. 204.
2) Kṛṣṇācārya (कृष्णाचार्य):—later Satyavaratīrtha, died in 1798. Bhr. p. 205.
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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Starts with: Krishnacaryasmriti.
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