Kritadyuti, Kṛtadyuti: 5 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Kṛtadyuti can be transliterated into English as Krtadyuti or Kritadyuti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kritadyuti in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛtadyuti (कृतद्युति).—Queen of King Citraketu. Though the King had many wives he had no children. He pleased Aṅgiras by means of his austerities and due to the latter’s blessing Kṛtadyuti delivered a son. But, her co-wives poisoned the child to death at which both Citraketu and Kṛtadyuti fell down unconscious. Though Aṅgiras and Nārada appeared on the scene and tried their best to console the King and the queen they refused to be comforted. Then Aṅgiras returned to them the soul of the dead child. The soul saluted them and spoke as follows:—"Oh elders, during various births I had been the son of various parents. And, you please point out to me the particular parent as whose son I am to live just now." Nobody had any answer to this question, and the child went on its own way.

Afterwards Citraketu and Kṛtadyuti went round the earth as great devotees of the Almighty, and during this perambulation Citraketu came to the presence of Śiva on whose thigh Pārvatī was sitting then. Citraketu felt ashamed at the sight and questioned Pārvatī about her action whereupon she cursed and turned Citraketu into an Asura. The well known Vṛtrāsura was Citraketu thus reborn. Kṛtadyuti ended her life following the curse upon her husband. (Bhāgavata, 6th Skandha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kṛtadyuti (कृतद्युति).—The senior queen of Citraketu who got a son through the blessings of Aṅgiras. When the child died of poison, she lamented deeply.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 14. 28-48.
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṛtadyuti (कृतद्युति):—[=kṛta-dyuti] [from kṛta > kṛ] f. Name of the wife of king Citra-ketu, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa vi, 14, 30.]

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Kritadyuti 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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