Kritamalaka, Kṛtamālaka, Krita-malaka: 6 definitions


Kritamalaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Kṛtamālaka can be transliterated into English as Krtamalaka or Kritamalaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Kṛtamālaka (कृतमालक) (lit. “one who is spotted”) is a synonym (another name) for the [Female] Owl (Ulūka), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Kṛtamālaka (कृतमालक) is the presiding deity over Tamisra, a cave (guhā) located on the Vaitāḍhya mountain which is situated in the center of Bhārata (parallel to the Himavān). Bhārata is one of the seven regions (kṣetra) of Jambūdvīpa according to Jaina cosmology. Jambūdvīpa sits at the centre of madhyaloka (‘middle world’) is the most important of all continents and it is here where human beings reside.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtamālaka (कृतमालक).—

1) a kind of cassia.

2) the spotted antelope.

Derivable forms: kṛtamālakaḥ (कृतमालकः).

Kṛtamālaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and mālaka (मालक). See also (synonyms): kṛtamāla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṛtamālaka (कृतमालक):—[=kṛta-mālaka] [from kṛta > kṛ] m. the spotted antelope, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

2) [v.s. ...] the tree Cassia fistula, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Kritamalaka 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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