Kritakautuka, Kṛtakautuka: 4 definitions
Kritakautuka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kṛtakautuka can be transliterated into English as Krtakautuka or Kritakautuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kṛtakautuka (कृतकौतुक) refers to a “holy thread”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.25. Accordingly as Rāma narrated to Satī:—“[...] [Śiva] invited Indra and other gods, the Siddhas, Gandharvas, Nāgas, Upadeśas and Āgamas, Brahmā with his sons, the sages and the celestial goddesses and nymphs who came there with various articles. [...] In an auspicious hour, the great lord made Viṣṇu sit on the exquisite throne and delightedly decorated him in every way. A beautiful coronet was fixed on Viṣṇu and the auspicious holy thread (kṛtakautuka-maṅgala) was tied to his waist. He was then coronated by lord Śiva in the Cosmic Hall”.
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
Kṛtakautuka (कृतकौतुक).—[adjective] giving pleasure to ([genetive]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṛtakautuka (कृतकौतुक):—[=kṛta-kautuka] [from kṛta > kṛ] mfn. one who engages in sport, playful.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṛtakautuka (कृतकौतुक):—[kṛta-kautuka] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Playful.
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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