Kritadhvaja, Kṛtadhvaja: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṛtadhvaja can be transliterated into English as Krtadhvaja or Kritadhvaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Kṛtadhvaja (कृतध्वज):—One of the two sons of Dharmadhvaja (son of Kuśadhvaja). He had a son called Keśidhvaja. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.13.19-21)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛtadhvaja (कृतध्वज).—A King of Janaka’s dynasty. (See under Vaṃśāvali).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kṛtadhvaja (कृतध्वज).—A son of Dharmadhvaja (Janaka, Viṣṇu-purāṇa) and father of Keśidhvaja.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 19-20; Viṣṇu-purāṇa 6. 7-8.
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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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