Krita, aka: Kṛta; 8 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kṛta can be transliterated into English as Krta or Krita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Kṛta (कृत) is another name (synonym) of bhāva, referring to “psychological states” (eg. permanent, involuntary, transitory), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).


1a) Kṛta (कृत).—The son of Jaya and father of Haryavana.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 17.

1b) A son of Vasudeva and Rohiṇī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 46.

1c) A son of Sannati (m.p.); a pupil of Hiraṇyanābha; in yoga imparted twenty-four saṃhitas to his disciples;1 chief among the Sāmayas by arranging sāma veda in 24 parts.2 Father of Ugrāyudha.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 6. 80; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 49 and 55; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 189-90; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 16. 7.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 49. 75-6.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 50-3.

1d) An Yakṣa and a son of Devayāni.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 130.

1e) Married Śrutadevī; father of Sugrīva.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 5.

1f) A son of Viśvāmitra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 96.

1g) A son of Kanaka.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 94. 8.

1h) A son of Hṛdika.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 139.

1i) A son of Cyavana.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 219.

1j) A son of Vijaya; father of Haryadhana.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 9. 26-7.

1k) Sets in when the sun, moon, Tiṣya and Bṛhaspati (Planet Jupiter) are in the same mansion.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 102.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Kṛta (जय):—Son of Jaya (son of Sañjaya, who was the son of Prati). He had a son named Haryabala. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.16)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Kṛta (कृत) or Kṛtayuga refers to the “accomplished age ” and represents the first of the “four ages” (yuga) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 88). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., kṛta). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Kṛta (कृत) refers to “done by self” and it is one of the factors making up the 108 kinds of adhikaraṇa (‘substratum’) of the living beings (jīva). This substratum (instruments of inflow) represents the foundation or the basis of an entity.

Kṛta is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Tattvārthasūtra (ancient authorative Jain scripture) from the 2nd century, which contains aphorisms dealing with philosophy and the nature of reality.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kṛta (कृत).—What is meant by ‘doing’ (kṛta)? To perform the activity is called “doing’.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 6: Influx of karmas
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kṛta (कृत).—n S The first of the four ages of the world, satyayuga.

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kṛta (कृत).—p (S) Done, made, performed. Elegantly prefixed in comp. implying That has done or made. Ex. kṛtabhōjana That has dined or made his meal; kṛtavivāha That has married; kṛtāparādha Guilty or faulty; kṛtasnāna, kṛtābhyaṅga, kṛtapraṇāma, kṛtanigraha, kṛtātithya, kṛtānugraha, kṛtaprasāda, kṛtaprasthāna, kṛtayajña. Others more valuable or less obvious are inserted and explained in order.

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krīta (क्रीत).—p S Bought. 2 Sold. 3 Used as s m, being abridged from krītaputra, A purchased son. This is one of the twelve heirs.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṛta (कृत).—n The 1st of the 4 ages of the world. p Done.

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krīta (क्रीत).—p Sold. Bought.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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