Krishnaveni, Kṛṣṇaveṇī, Krishna-veni: 9 definitions


Krishnaveni means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Kṛṣṇaveṇī can be transliterated into English as Krsnaveni or Krishnaveni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Krishnaveni in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛṣṇaveṇī (कृष्णवेणी).—A sacred river in South India. A bath in the Devakuṇḍa in this river (Jātismarahrada) will kindle in one remembrance about previous life. (Sabhā Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 20). Agni is supposed to originate from this hrada. (Vana Parva, Chapter 222, Verse 26).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṛṣṇāveṇī (कृष्णावेणी) is the name of a sacred river as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.12, “somehow men must strive to find a residence in a holy centre. On the shores of the ocean in the confluence of hundreds of rivers there are many such holy centres (puṇyakṣetra or tīrtha) and temples. [...] Kṛṣṇāveṇī is a sacred river destroying all sins. It is said to have eighteen mouths and it accords Viṣṇuloka”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Krishnaveni in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Kṛṣṇaveṇī (कृष्णवेणी) is an important river whose water (jala) qualities are described in the Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Different types of water (jala) and their properties are mentioned here [viz., in jala-prakaraṇa]. The text explains the qualities of the water of certain important rivers like [viz., Kṛṣṇaveṇī].

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Shiva Purana (history)

Kṛṣṇāveṇī (कृष्णावेणी) is the name of a river and rises from the Sahya mountain. It is the united stream of kṛṣṇā and Veṇī. It flows into the bay of Bengal Cf Skanda-purāṇa II. i. 29.44.

Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 36: Tenali plates of eastern Chālukya Vijayāditya I grant

Kṛṣṇaveṇī (कृष्णवेणी) is the name of a river found witin Triliṅga: an ancient Sanskrit name of the Andhra country, accoriding to verses on the Annavarappāḍu plates of Kāṭaya Vema Reḍḍi. The Reḍḍis (Reddy) were an ancient Telugu dynasty from the 14th century who brought about a golden age of the Andhra country. According to the plates, their captial was named Addaṅki (Addaṃki) which resembled Heaven (Amarāvatī) by the beauty of its horses, the donors and the women. King Vema, son of Anna-bhūpati of the Paṇṭa family, can be identified with Anavema of the inscription at Śrīśaila.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Kṛṣṇaveṇī is the name of a river mentioned in the “Khidrāpur stone inscripiton of the Yādava king Siṅghaṇa”. Of the rivers mentioned in the present record, the Kūḍala-kṛṣṇaveṇī (or the Kṛṣṇaveṇī) is the well-known river Kṛṣṇā.

This stone inscription (mentioning Kṛṣṇaveṇī) is placed outside the southern door of the Gūḍhamaṇḍapa of the temple of Koppeśvara at Khidrāpur in the Shirol-tālukā of the Kolhāpur District. It record the grant, made in Devagiri by the Yādava king Siṅghaṇa, of the village Kūḍaladāmavāḍa near the confluence of the rivers Kūḍalakriṣṇaveṇi and Bheṇasī in the Miriñji-deśa. It is dated Monday, the solar eclipse in the month of Caitra in the Śaka year 1136, the cyclic year being Śrīmukha.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnaveni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛṣṇaveṇī (कृष्णवेणी).—Name of a river.

Kṛṣṇaveṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛṣṇa and veṇī (वेणी).

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

Kṛṣṇaveṇī (कृष्णवेणी):—[=kṛṣṇa-veṇī] [from kṛṣṇa-veṇā > kṛṣṇa] f. idem, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 19, 18.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krishnaveni in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṛṣṇavēṇi (ಕೃಷ್ಣವೇಣಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman with a long, black, braided hair that resembles a black cobra.

2) [noun] Křshṇe, a river in South India, flowing from the Western Ghats eastward into the Bay of Bengal.

3) [noun] the plant Myrica nagi ( = M. sapida) of Myricaceae family.

4) [noun] a small northern constellation, Coma Berenices, consisting of two stars.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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