Kritartha, Kṛtārtha, Krita-artha: 15 definitions


Kritartha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Kṛtārtha can be transliterated into English as Krtartha or Kritartha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kratarth.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—Lit which has got its purpose served: a term used in connection with a rule that has been possible to be applied (without clash with another rule) in the case of certain instances, although it comes into conflict in the case of other istances cf. तत्र कृतार्थत्वाद् दिकशब्दपक्षे परेण ठञ्जतौ स्याताम् (tatra kṛtārthatvād dikaśabdapakṣe pareṇa ṭhañjatau syātām) Kāś. P.IV. 3.5. The word चरितार्थ (caritārtha) is used almost in the same sense.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ) [=Kṛtārthatā?] refers to “(being) content”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 8.3-4.—Accordingly: “Having experienced his great consecration with water gathered by Vasiṣṭha, the earth seemed to express her contentment (kṛtārthatā) with clear sighs. When the ritual had been performed for him by the guru who knew the Atharvaveda, he became unassailable by his enemies, for when Brahman is united with the power of weapons it is a union of wind and fire”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ) refers to “becaming contented”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.51 (“The resuscitation of Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On seeing her husband in the same form as before, wielding the bow and the arrows and smiling, Rati bowed to lord Śiva. She became contented (kṛtārtha) . With her husband resuscitated and with palms joined in reverence she eulogised the lord, the bestower of her husband, frequently. On hearing the eulogy of Kāma and his wife, Śiva was delighted and he spoke with his heart melting with pity”.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—a (S) That has accomplished the object of existence or an object in gen. 2 Answered, accomplished, satisfied--a law, a precept.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—a That has accomplished the object of existence. Answered, accomplish- ed, satisfied-a law, a precept.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—a.

1) having gained one's object, successful; एकः कृतार्थो भवते वीतशोकः (ekaḥ kṛtārtho bhavate vītaśokaḥ) Śwet. Up.2.14.

2) satisfied; happy, contented; वयं कृतार्था इत्यभिमन्यन्ति बालाः (vayaṃ kṛtārthā ityabhimanyanti bālāḥ) Muṇḍ.1.2.9; कृतः कृतार्थोऽस्मि निबर्हितांहसा (kṛtaḥ kṛtārtho'smi nibarhitāṃhasā) Śiśupālavadha 1.29; R.8.3; Kirātārjunīya 4.9; Ś.2.1; Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.194.

3) clever.

4) that which has served its purpose (and hence incapable of yielding any further sense or serving any other purpose); पुरुषे यागं श्रावयित्वा कृतार्थः शब्द एकस्य द्वयोर्बहूनां वा यागं न वारयति (puruṣe yāgaṃ śrāvayitvā kṛtārthaḥ śabda ekasya dvayorbahūnāṃ vā yāgaṃ na vārayati) | ŚB. on MS.6.2.3. सकृत् कृत्वा कृतार्थः शब्दः न नियमः पौनःपुन्ये (sakṛt kṛtvā kṛtārthaḥ śabdaḥ na niyamaḥ paunaḥpunye) | ŚB. on MS.6.2.27; सा चाकाङ्क्षा एकेनापि कृतार्था भवतीत्युक्तम् (sā cākāṅkṣā ekenāpi kṛtārthā bhavatītyuktam) | ŚB. on MS.11.1.13. (kṛtārthīkṛ

1) to render fruitful or successful; kṛtārthīkṛtya taṃ vipram Kathāsaritsāgara 74.125.

2) to make good; kāntaṃ pratyupacārataścaturayā kopaḥ kṛtārthīkṛtaḥ Amaruśataka 15; so kṛtārthayati to make fruitful; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 3.6.)

Kṛtārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and artha (अर्थ).

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

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—mfn.

(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) Successful, having attained an end, having accomplished a purpose or desire. E. kṛta done, artha object.

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

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—adj. having attained one’s end, satisfied, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 34, 22.

Kṛtārtha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and artha (अर्थ).

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

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ).—[adjective] who has attained his object, satisfied. Abstr. [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ):—[from kṛta > kṛ] a mf(ā)n. one who has attained an end or object or has accomplished a purpose or desire, successful, satisfied, contented, [Muṇḍaka-upaniṣad; Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] clever [commentator or commentary] on [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [varia lectio] for kṛtārgha q.v.

4) [from kṛ] b etc. See kṛta.

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

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ):—[kṛtā+rtha] (rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) a. Successful.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kṛtārtha (कृतार्थ) [Also spelled kratarth]:—(a) gratified; obliged; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṛtārtha (ಕೃತಾರ್ಥ):—[noun] a man who has completed his work, duty.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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