Kritamala, aka: Kṛtamāla, Kṛtamālā, Krita-mala; 6 Definition(s)
Kritamala 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 terms Kṛtamāla and Kṛtamālā can be transliterated into English as Krtamala or Kritamala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kṛtamālā (कृतमाला).—The river in which Mahāviṣṇu first appeared as fish. (See under Matsyāvatāra).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Kṛtamālā (कृतमाला).—A river of Drāviḍa from Malaya hills in Bhāratavarṣa. In this Satyavrata offered water-rites to his Pitṛs. Visited by Balarāma.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; VIII. 24. 12; XI 5. 39; X. 79. 16; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 36; III. 35. 17; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 30; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 105; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 13
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Kṛtamāla (कृतमाल):—A Sanskrit word referring to the “Purging cassia” tree and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Its official botanical name is Cassia fistula but is commonly referred to in English as the “golden shower tree”, “purging cassia” and “Indian Laburnum”. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and is widely found throughout tropical and subtropical areas.Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Kṛtamālā (कृतमाला).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.197, “After thus assuring the brāhmaṇa, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu proceeded further into southern India and finally arrived at Durvaśana, where He bathed in the river Kṛtamālā”. Presently the Kṛtamālā River is known as the river Bhāgāi. This river has three tributaries, named Surulī, Varāha-nadī and Baṭṭilla-guṇḍu. The river Kṛtamālā is also mentioned in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.5.39) by the sage Karabhājana.Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
General definition (in Hinduism)
1) Kṛtamāla (कृतमाल)—Sanskrit word for “spotted antelope”. This animal is from the group called Jaṅghāla (large-kneed). Jaṅghāla itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle)
2) Kṛtamāla—Sanskrit for the tree Cassia fistula.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
1) a kind of cassia.
2) the spotted antelope.
Derivable forms: kṛtamālaḥ (कृतमालः).
Kṛtamāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and māla (माल). See also (synonyms): kṛtamālaka.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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 7: Conquest of Tamisrā by Sagara < [Chapter IV - Conquest of Bharatavarṣa by Sagara]
Part 7: Conquest of Tamisrā by Bharata < [Chapter IV]
Part 4: Princes obtain permission to leave home < [Chapter V - Life and death of the sons of Sagara]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Chaitanya's Life and Teachings (by Krishna-das Kaviraj)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 79 - Lord Balarama Goes on Pilgrimage < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 24 - Matsya, the Lord’s Fish Incarnation < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
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The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)