Kritaghna, aka: Kṛtaghna, Krita-ghna; 5 Definition(s)
Kritaghna 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 Kṛtaghna can be transliterated into English as Krtaghna or Kritaghna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dharmashastra (religious law)
Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न) is a Sanskrit word referring to “the person who does not acknowledge the good done to him”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.214)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—See under Dhanaśarman.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—a S (kṛta Done, ghna That breaks or destroys.) Ungrateful, unmindful of favors received. 2 That defeats or renders vain all adopted or performed measures or acts.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kṛtaghna (कृतघ्न).—a Ungrateful.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) ungrateful; Ms.4.214;8.89.
2) defeating all previous measures.
Kṛtaghna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and ghna (घ्न).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.190 < [Section XX - Expiation for associating with Outcasts]
Verse 4.214 < [Section XIV - Other Duties]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)