Krishnakunda, Kṛṣṇakuṇḍa, Krishna-kunda: 2 definitions


Krishnakunda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Kṛṣṇakuṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Krsnakunda or Krishnakunda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: WorldCat: Śrī vraja-maṇḍala parikramā

Kṛṣṇakuṇḍa (कृष्णकुण्ड) is the name of a pond also called Gahvara-kuṇḍa.—Canopied by creepers on all sides and covered by thick trees, this pond is the very beauty of Gahvaravana. Nearby are beautiful groves. Vaiṣṇavas perform parikramā of these groves with deep faith and roll in the dust here. This pond holds many memories of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa’s various amorous exchanges.

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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’).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4U: A Rare Jaina-Image of Balarāma at Mt. Māṅgī-Tuṅgī

Kṛṣṇakuṇḍa (कृष्णकुण्ड) is the name of a water tank marking the site of Kṛṣṇa’s funeral, situated at Māṅgītuṅgī: a mountain corresponding to the Gālanā hills of the Selbaṛī range in northern Mahārāṣṭṛa.—[...] Jaina universal histories mention that after the cremation of Kṛṣṇa, Balarāma became a Jaina monk who extensively fasted on Mt. Tuṅgī, died and went to heaven. Yet, there is no report on his cremation. According to the Digambara Purāṇas, it was Kṛṣṇa who was cremated on Mt. Tuṅgī. But he was then reborn in hell. The site of his funeral is nevertheless marked on the hill by a water tank named Kṛṣṇa-Kuṇḍa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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