Krishnatila, Kṛṣṇatila, Krishna-tila: 4 definitions



Krishnatila 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 Kṛṣṇatila can be transliterated into English as Krsnatila or Krishnatila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Krishnatila in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Kṛṣṇatila (कृष्णतिल) refers to one of the five varieties of tila (sesamum) according to verse 25.62-63a of the Īśvarasaṃhitā which deals with the classification of the places for building the fire-pits (kuṇḍa). Mudga represents one of the seven village-corns that are fit for food-offerings. Accordingly, “Five kinds are stated as fit to be taken, white (kṛṣṇa-tila), black, yellow, produced from the forest, and big sesamum”.

Pancaratra book cover
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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṛṣṇatila (कृष्णतिल):—[=kṛṣṇa-tila] [from kṛṣṇa] m. ([Pāṇini 6-2, 3; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) black sesamum, [Suśruta]

[Sanskrit to German]

Krishnatila 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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