Krishnavatara, Kṛṣṇāvatāra, Krishna-avatara: 4 definitions
Krishnavatara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kṛṣṇāvatāra can be transliterated into English as Krsnavatara or Krishnavatara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Kṛṣṇāvatāra (कृष्णावतार) or Kṛṣṇa is one of the daśāvatāra (ten incarnations) of Viṣṇu, is found depicted at the Kallazhagar Temple in Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—[in Kṛṣṇāvatāra, ] Kṛṣṇa is found with two hands holding the flute near his mouth as if playing on it.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kṛṣṇāvatāra (कृष्णावतार).—m (S) The incarnation of viṣṇu under the form kṛṣṇa.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kṛṣṇāvatāra (कृष्णावतार).—m The incarnation of viṣṇu under the form kṛṣṇa.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṛṣṇāvatāra (कृष्णावतार):—[from kṛṣṇa] m. an Avatār or incarnation of Kṛṣṇa, [Horace H. Wilson]
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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