Krishnapatni, Kṛṣṇapatnī, Krishna-patni: 1 definition


Krishnapatni 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 Kṛṣṇapatnī can be transliterated into English as Krsnapatni or Krishnapatni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Kṛṣṇapatnī (कृष्णपत्नी) refers to “Kṛṣṇa’s wife” and is used to describe Rādhā (daughter Kalāvatī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra said to the three daughters of Svadhā (i.e., Menā, Dhanyā and Kalāvatī) after cursing them:—“[...] ye the daughters of forefathers (i.e., Kalāvatī) shall shine in heaven. By the vision of Viṣṇu your evil actions have been quelled. [...] Kalāvatī’s daughter Rādhā, resident of Goloka shall become the wife of Kṛṣṇa (i.e., kṛṣṇapatnī) united with him in secret love”.

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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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