Kritanishcaya, Kṛtaniścaya, Krita-nishcaya: 8 definitions


Kritanishcaya 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 Kṛtaniścaya can be transliterated into English as Krtaniscaya or Kritanishcaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kritanishchaya.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kritanishcaya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय) refers to “one’s resolve (to perform penance)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O excellent sage, while Pārvatī was engaged in penance thus for attaining Śiva, a long time elapsed but Śiva did not appear. Then Himavat came there along with his wife, sons and ministers and spoke to Pārvatī, who had resolved [i.e., kṛtaniścaya] to continue her penance”.

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kritanishcaya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय).—m S A firm resolve or purpose. 2 attrib. That has determined or resolved.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kritanishcaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय).—a.

1) resolute, resolved; युद्धाय कृतनिश्चयः (yuddhāya kṛtaniścayaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.37.

2) confident, sure.

Kṛtaniścaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and niścaya (निश्चय).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय).—mfn.

(-yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) Confident, sure, certain. E. kṛta, and niścaya certainly.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय).—[adjective] convinced, certain, sure; resolute, determined to ([dative], [locative], infin., or —°).

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

1) Kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय):—[=kṛta-niścaya] [from kṛta > kṛ] mfn. determined or resolved on ([dative case], [locative case] [infinitive mood] or in [compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 50, 16; Bhagavad-gītā ii, 37 etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] resolute (as speech), [Kādambarī]

3) [v.s. ...] one who has ascertained anything, sure, certain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kṛtaniścaya (कृतनिश्चय):—[kṛta-niścaya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Confident.

2) [kṛta-niścaya] (yaḥ-yā-yaṃ) a. Intent on.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kritanishcaya 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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