Krishnadeva, Kṛṣṇadeva: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṛṣṇadeva can be transliterated into English as Krsnadeva or Krishnadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Krishnadeva in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव) or Kṛṣṇadeva Tripāṭhin (1822 C.E.), the eldest son of Jayagopāla was an authority on chandas of his period. He was the nephew of Devarāja and grandson of Raghupati. He belongs to the Śāṇḍilyagotra. He was patronized by Jānakīnandana, son of Devakīnandana at whose instance he composed Chandaḥprastārasāraṇī. He mentions about his patrons in the colophon of the work and his family. He does not attribute his scholarship to others, but says that the purpose of composing this work was to please the learned scholars and it is his own creation.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव).—See under Dīnanātha.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Krishnadeva in Yoga glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव) or Kṛṣṇadevamiśra was the father of Bhavadevamiśra, the author of the Yuktabhavadeva, a 17th-century text dealing with Yoga.—Apart from the fact that Bhavadeva cited a wide range of Sanskrit works, the breadth of his learning is attested by the commentaries attributed to him on various śāstras. Manuscript colophons state that he was a Brahmin from Mithila and that his father was Kṛṣṇadevamiśra, his elder brother Baladevamiśra and his teacher Bhavadeva Ṭhakkura.

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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»] — Krishnadeva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Śambhu, elder brother of Gopāladeva.

2) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—Prastārapattana, metrics. Oudh. Iii, 12.

3) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—Vaiṣṇavānuṣṭhānapaddhati. Proceed. Asb. 1869, 140.

4) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—son of Rāmācārya: Tantracūḍāmaṇi or Dharmamīmāṃsāsaṃgraha mīm. Hall. p. 188.

5) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—son of Rāmācārya is also author of the Vaiṣṇavadharmānuṣṭhānapaddhati.

6) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—Yogakalpalatikā [tantric]

7) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—son of Nārāyaṇa: Prayogasāra.

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

1) Kṛṣṇadeva (कृष्णदेव):—[=kṛṣṇa-deva] [from kṛṣṇa] m. Name of a son of Nārāyaṇa (author of the Prayoga-sāra)

2) [v.s. ...] of a copyist (son of Paṇḍyā-puruṣôttama-deva)

3) [v.s. ...] of another man, [Inscriptions]

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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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